In this clip from the midseason premiere, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) arrive back at Castle Leoch for the first time after their wedding to find the castle deserted…or so they think. Unfortunately, on the way to discover the surprise that awaits them, there are domestic squabbles to be had.
Sam Heughan speaks about the highly anticipated Season 2 and what lies ahead for his character.
“Jaime’s thrown himself into it whole-heartedly. He’s in it but he’s not relishing it at all. We see [Jamie and Clare] slowly get better at [playing the game] and learn they can undercut people and be quite political themselves. Publicly he’s a good businessman and very charming, but in those late nights with Claire we see the mask come off.”
Sam revealed fans will have to deal with the “hangover” of the dramatic finale as the show picks up in France.
“We’ve just completed the first three episodes of the second season and it’s very different. We’ve gone to France. The story picks up as Jamie and Claire go to France to stop the build-up to Culloden and stop the rebellion. There’s definitely a hangover after the events of season one and everything what happened in the finale. It feels like a whole new world. We’re introduced to love and characters from Diana’s books.”
Entertainment Weekly talked to executive producer Ronald D. Moore about Season 2 and Jamie & Claire. Here what he said about them and what will happen in Paris and their amazing new wardrobe. Read here the full article.
Where do we pick up with Claire and Jamie in season 2? Are they fresh off the boat from Scotland?
Well, how the opening episode literally opens I won’t get into, obviously, because that’s just how we tell the story, but the story of Jamie and Claire in the 18th century pretty much starts with their arrival in France. The big story point picks up from where we left season 1, which is Claire and Jamie deciding to attempt to change history by stopping the Jacobite rebellion and changing history so as to prevent the slaughter on Culloden Moor and the destruction of the Highland culture after it. That’s the major plot going into the season.
And how much of Jamie’s assault at the hands of Black Jack in the season 1 finale will hang over into the upcoming season?
It definitely colors his character throughout. It’s not at the forefront of the story, but it’s a pretty big character story for him, so the after-effects of that and the reverberations through their relationship does carry forward well into the season.
In these First Looks from the new season, Claire and Jamie have noticeably stepped up their fashion game. What sort of discussions did you and Terry [costume designer and Ron’s wife] have about the wardrobe and the look you’re after?
We talked about it very early, actually, midway through the first season because she had to get a jump on creating the costumes and buying fabrics to cut and all that, so those discussions go way back at this point. It’s just a completely different look. Everything about Paris is so completely different, especially the costumes because you’re dealing with a world—the aristocratic world is the circle Jamie and Claire basically operate in while they’re in that part of the story. It’s the most stylish city in the world during this time. A lot more money. A lot of finery. Scotland is featuring a lot of heavy wools and more organic colors. In Paris everyone wants to be a peacock. You’ve got a much wider palette of textiles and colors and styles than you did in Scotland. It’s a completely different world.