NEW Interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Matt Roberts From TV Insider   Leave a comment

Here is a NEW interview with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Matt Roberts From TV Insider

From TV Insider:

Outlander‘s Season 6 premiere was filled to the brim with the show’s signature drama, setting up big twists and turns that are sure to take its many characters on an interesting journey.

More after the jump!

From Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) decades-long tension with Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones) to Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) decision to self-medicate with ether, there was a lot to consider in the show’s return opener. Below, stars Balfe and Heughan, along with showrunner Matthew B. Roberts reflect on Season 6’s biggest revelations so far and tease what’s to come.

Claire’s Bad Habit

Claire really struggles with her PTSD in the premiere following her Season 5 attack at the hands of Lionel Brown (Ned Dennehy). That trauma urges her to walk a precarious line between ethical medical practice and questionable treatment methods. After figuring out a recipe for ether — an anesthetic — Claire tests its effectiveness only to eventually use it to escape her brutal nightmares.

“What seems on the surface to her consciously is her just using this ether for medicinal purposes so that she can understand it and how to administer it to her patients,” Balfe explains. “Really, what starts to happen is she uses it as a crutch, and this becomes a way for her to escape the noise and the fear that’s bubbling up within her.”

For now, Jamie is unaware of the coping method Claire has picked up. There’s a lot of commotion pulling the Fraser patriarch’s attention in different directions. “He expects her to talk about it and she doesn’t. So, therefore, I think he thinks everything will be okay,” Heughan shares. “He’s taken his eye off of her because of other things going on with the politics and the impending war that’s coming.”


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