Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are back as Claire and Jamie Fraser, but this time they’re operating as a power couple in France instead of Scotland. At the start of Season 2 of Outlander, the duo begins settling down in France while taking their first steps towards stopping the doomed Jacobite rebellion.
While in New York City promoting the show’s April 9th return, I got the chance to sit down with Balfe and Heughan for a new game, our own spin on the familiar party/ice-breaker game “If/Then.” In case you’ve never played before, the participants are given the first half of an if/then statement that they must complete. But, in this case, because Balfe and Heughan have worked together for a while and make quite the pair, we reversed it so an “if/then” statement about Balfe is completed by Heughan and vice versa.
Find out what Heughan thinks Balfe would do if she found a friend for her cat Eddie, what Balfe thinks Heughan would do if he was asked to shave his head, and loads more in the video interview at the top of this article. Season 2 of Outlander kicks off on Saturday, April 9th at 10pm on Starz. In case you missed it, click here to check out Allison’s Season 2 review.
Here’s the official synopsis for Season 2 of Outlander:
“Book Two of “Outlander” begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful.
Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.”