After Season 2’s finale, “Dragonfly in Amber,” took us into the future, Outlander Season 3 is going back to fill in some of the blanks regarding what happened in between. Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Frank (Tobias Menzies) are together in Boston raising Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, as Claire and Jamie are now separated through time and space via the stones. But as Claire tries to move forward with her life, Jamie is warring in the disastrous Battle of Cullodon, and finding his way forward without her. So it looks devastating, even for Frank Fans (of which I am one, even though I do love Claire and Jamie together).
It also looks like maximum drama, with Balfe again turning in a gut-wrenching performance as a woman torn between two lives and two loves. But as the trailer suggests, us seeing Claire returning to the past at the end of Season 2 is just the beginning of a new journey between the soulmates. UGH IT’S SO GOOD. Check it out below:
Back in October, I got the opportunity to visit the set of Outlander in Scotland, which was, yes, everything you could imagine it would be. I’ll have interviews and much more from that coming up soon, so keep an eye out!
Outlander Season 3 premieres Sunday, September 10th on Starz. The official season synopsis is below:
The third season of “Outlander” picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?