New Interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies from Variety   2 comments

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From Variety:

After last week’s episode gave us one of the most eventful dinner parties in television history, episode 205 of “Outlander” is predominantly about damage control — Claire (Caitriona Balfe) attempts to comfort her friend Mary Hawkins (Rosie Day) in the aftermath of her rape, but our heroine also employs some underhanded tactics in order to ensure the safety of her once and future husband Frank (Tobias Menzies).

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First, Claire tries to convince Mary’s suitor Alex Randall (Laurence Dobiesz) to avoid a relationship with her, in order to clear a path for Mary to someday marry Alex’s sadistic brother Jack (Menzies) — Frank’s direct ancestor — and later, after Claire and Jamie (Sam Heughan) unexpectedly encounter Jack himself at Versailles, Claire tries to persuade her husband to spare Jack’s life, since if Jamie takes his revenge on his rapist and kills Jack in a duel, Frank will never be born.

Naturally, Jamie doesn’t react well to Claire’s request — especially since she presents it as a transaction: she has saved Jamie’s life in the past, so Jamie now owes her a life, and she’s calling in that debt for Frank. It’s a painful, emotionally-charged moment, with Jamie clearly feeling betrayed by his wife’s ultimatum, especially since the possibility of killing Jack has renewed Jamie’s sense of purpose over the last couple of episodes, offering him a chance at closure after being haunted by the physical and psychological torture he endured at Jack’s hands in Season 1.

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