Claire’s (Caitríona Balfe) penchant for ether as a means of escaping her PTSD was just one of the secrets that meant that Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire didn’t have the best relationship in season 6 of Outlander, and their road was made even more rocky when Claire didn’t immediately tell Jamie she believed him (the scene in the barn) when Malva (Jessica Reynolds) accused him of siring her unborn child.
But by the end of the season, they had worked to overcome the tension caused by the secrets they were keeping, and they were on the road to revisiting the closeness of their relationship when Claire was arrested for Malva’s murder.
“They both needed to speak more and to touch base,” Sam told Parade in an interview. “Their relationship, I think, it’s paramount. It’s the most important thing. This season they realize that life isn’t worth living without the other. We’ve known that for a while now, but certainly this season it feels even more paramount that they have to fight to stay together.”
“Jamie has gone from being a young warrior to a leader of men,” Sam continues. “And later on this season, I guess without giving it away, even becomes a general or certainly in charge of a great number of people. Responsibility weighs very heavy on him. But it’s actually Claire that always supports him in her own way. They both go to war together in different capacities, but that’s how they complement each other.”
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