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‘Outlander’ Stars Discuss Black Jack Revelation, Jamie and Claire’s Growing “Rift”

ACCESS HOLLYWOOD – [Warning: This story contains spoilers from Saturday’s episode of Outlander, “Not in Scotland Anymore.”]

Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies also break down Bonnie Prince Charlie’s introduction and Frank’s return.

It takes a lot more than a cattle stampede to take Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) down on Outlander.

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) initially believed that their escape from Wentworth Prison resulted in Black Jack’s death back in the season one finale. But Claire learned from his brother, Alexander Randall (Laurence Dobiesz), that he was only injured in the stampede, and was still very much alive. Claire received the shocking news with a horrified look on her face, faced with the knowledge that she would have to be the one to break the news to Jamie that his tormenter still walked the earth … or did she have to tell him at all?

Unbeknownst to the news that just rocked Claire’s world, Jamie pushed forward in his mission to finally meet Bonnie Prince Charles (Andrew Gower) to sabotage the Jacobite rebellion from the inside. When Jamie came face-to-face with the iconic figure, he finally realized why the rebellion would fail: Charlie was not the man everyone he thought he was.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Balfe, Menzies and Heughan about Black Jack’s fate, the eye-opening introduction of Bonnie Prince Charles and more.

Now that Claire knows Black Jack is still alive, how does that knowledge affect her going forward?

Caitriona Balfe: There’s a great fear that this is going to be something that breaks Jamie. She felt that they were finally getting to a place where they could put that to rest. Even though she still sees Jamie struggling with the torment of all that happened last season, she felt like they were perhaps on the road to recovery. Now with the knowledge that he’s actually not dead and his brother is now in Paris, she’s so scared that it’s going to break Jamie.
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Caitriona and Sam live on Facebook TOMORROW!


Caitriona and Sam will be on Entertainment Tonight facebook page LIVE tomorrow, January 07, answering fan questions.

Outlander Season 2 Press Day in Scotland

Several photos from the Outlander Season 2 Press Day held in Glasgow (Scotland) back on August 22nd have now been added to the gallery! Caitriona looked splendid as always. Thanks to Far Far Away for the HQs!

Outlander’s Instagram Take Over

Outlander panel day, and also Caitriona is taking over Outlander official Instagram. While I really won’t believe you’re not following it yet, I must link it for follow purposes:

Irish star in Hollywood: Caitriona Balfe is tipped for Emmy glory

INDEPENDENT.IE – The Irish actress (35) plays Claire Beauchamp, a nurse in WWII who is transported back in time to the 18th century in the series.

Although the Emmy nominations aren’t due to be announced until July 16, Outlander is being hotly tipped by critics and now Caitriona’s castmate Sam Heughan has said he believes the Monaghan woman’s performance is worthy of a gong.

“Caitriona is terrific. She has so much stamina and she carries the show,” he said. “She has to show up every day and just give her best.”

The actor, who plays male lead Jamie Fraser in the series, admitted that some of his favourite moments during filming were the intense scenes he shot with Caitriona.

“There’s some great scenes between myself and Caitriona’s character Claire, especially the one by the river in Episode 10 where it’s the first time you get to see us really going at each other and I enjoy that, it’s really fun to do,” he told entertainment site TheWrap.

While Sam has high praise for the former Victoria’s Secret model, it seems the feeling is mutual between the pair.

Caitriona, who was nominated for the Rising Star award at this year’s IFTAs, recently said that she immediately clicked with the Scottish actor when they first met.

“It was quite instantaneous,” the actress said. “When I first met Sam at our chemistry test … he was just the nicest guy. He just put me at ease, and I was a little nervous. He’s just that kind of solid, grounded guy.”

The show is famous for its raunchy scenes, but Caitriona assured she had no issue filming the steamy clips because she’s good friends with her co-stars.

“I think it’s because I trust my co-stars so much,” she told Variety. “I think Sam, Tobias [Menzies] and I have just built up such great friendships that it makes it very easy when it comes to those scenes. As awkward and as challenging as the [love scenes] are, I think when you have people there that you trust, then it just makes them easier,” she said.