‘Outlander’ Season Two SDCC Teaser Trailer Description

[Spoiler Alert: This post describes things that happen in Dragonfly in Amber and in Season Two of Outlander.]

Official Photo Season 2 Claire Caitriona Sam Jamie

One of the things missing from the video of the Outlander panel at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) is the Season Two teaser trailer that was shown to us at the beginning of the panel and then again at the end.  Ronald D. Moore said that the trailer will not be released online, so either it will be months until we see it again, or it will be in another form entirely.  Frankly, I was very surprised that they showed any footage at all considering they have only completed three episodes and are working on the next block of episodes.  I had the pleasure of siting in between Ginger and Summer of Outlander Podcast and got to hear their reactions as well.  Let’s just say there were certain words and names yelled out during the course of the approximately 1:30 minute teaser.  I really wish you all could see it.  It is a completely different look because of the switch in setting from Scotland to France for the first half of the season.

Below is my description of what I was able to see in the teaser.  It certainly is not everything.  All assumptions are my own and are not fact!

The trailer is set to an almost classical tune with some dramatic tones woven into it.  Seriously, if you don’t want to know anything about Season Two yet, don’t read anymore.

  • Claire in a yellow/saffron cape with a hood
  • Focus on Claire’s hands with Jamie’s ring
  • Jamie’s bruised and beaten hand
  • Jamie with his hair in a messy queue
  • Claire back in the 1940s (not aged)
  • Claire crying (the music had stopped for this moment)
  • Little Roger running in the yard with a toy plane
  • Claire and Jamie walking the docks
  • Jamie sword fighting
  • A woman looking through an magnifying glass towards the camera
  • Claire walking down the hall in her shift and robe with an obvious baby bump
  • Jamie sitting in a chair by the fire
  • BOUTON!
  • Some women with come hither looks aka prostitutes
  • Murtagh with two swords
  • A man screaming in bed (not Jamie)
  • Claire on the docks
  • Mother Hildegard
  • A women in lingerie or possibly with body paint, face is painted white with red lips, she has long, blonde, wavy hair
  • Murtagh in his PJs
  • Claire having her hand kissed by Compte St. Germain
  • Jamie pouring himself a drink at a table while a woman hangs on to him
  • Frank looking at little Roger
  • Murtagh being kissed
  • Jamie with hair down, no shirt, talking to another man
  • Claire in a blueish gown with Murtagh behind her
  • Sex scene with Jamie and Claire
  • Another woman (probably well off)
  • Jamie and Claire in bed
  • Two men in powdered wigs talking at a table
  • FERGUS
  • Claire in the saffron gown getting up from a couch
  • Compte St. Germain
  • Claire in the hospital
  • Formal gardens
  • Claire walking through a room with a maroon gown on holding two glasses.
  • Frank
  • Reverend Wakefield
  • Claire walking the hospital with a nun (possibly Mother H)
  • Jamie and Claire kissing
  • Claire in a hat (unclear of time period)
  • Jamie pointing at a man
  • Men running and Claire in the alley
  • Jamie sword fighting
  • Jamie stabbing someone in bed, he is then splattered with blood
  • Jamie kissing a powdered wig man’s hand
  • The end of the teaser has the only speaking part.  It is conversation between Jamie and Claire.  Jamie: “Life with you is certainly never dull, Sassenach.” Claire: “I shall endeavor to be more dull if that would suit you better.” Jamie: “I wouldn’t change you to save the world.” (He rubs her belly)

Source: Outlander TV News

  • MollzJJ

    I can’t recall who Jamie might have stabbed in bed in DIA, but I’m re-reading it now so maybe it’s in there. Could be poetic license or something else though? I saw a bootleg of the video but it was poor quality. Hope they release something soon!

    • Jan

      Murtaugh cut off the Duke of Sandringham’s head in DIA. Maybe Ron changed this part and Jamie kills him.

    • von

      Looks a bit like one of Jamie’s flashback come nightmares about Wentworth to me.

      • von

        I think your wrong about Ron. So far he has been very true to Gabaldon’s book and I know he left out a lot of the torture and sex scenes that could have gone into the screen version, if that was what he was about. I find he has a very sensitive way of showing those scenes which have been well executed.
        He and Diana have already stated that season two and Dragongfly in Amber will be harder to deal with and therefor they will be changing some parts from the book. However, he has promised to keep in key characters (so far casting looks amazing again) and will keep the main storyline throughout with all the important events still taking place.
        If his interpretation in season 2 is as impressive as season 1, then we have a lot to look forward to and savour.

      • MollzJJ

        Ah I bet you’re correct – a nightmare sequence!

    • Yvonne

      of course it’s poetic license. Jamie stabbed nobody in DIA. Not even in a dream. Moore is all about spectacle and gratuitous sex and violence.

  • Shari

    Thank you for the descriptions. I really hope someone was able to tape this and distribute it. It isn’t our fault in many, many cases that we were unable to attend Comic Con. If more tickets were available and if it were not always at the San Diego Comic Con, more would be able to enjoy it in person. Kind of mean to make this exclusive to those already lucky enough to be present at the panel and to be in the same room with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.

    • stopbeingdelulu

      not the best quality and sadly not totally full-screen but in slow-motion.
      better than nothing

  • Layne Gallman

    I really appreciate that description. I wish I could have went to Comic Con, but i live in Georgia and simply cannot afford trips like that. i think special consideration should be made for those who are not financially able to attend. I just don’t think it’s fair that only Comic Con attendees get to see the teaser. I’m JUST as big of a fan, HUGE in fact..I LOVE the books AND the show. I’m SO emotionally invested in these characters and cannot WAIT for season 2.

    • stopbeingdelulu

      i’ve found it. not the best quality and sadly not totally full-screen but in slow-motion.

      better than nothing

  • von

    It is rumoured that Maril will be trying to get this video clip posted on line as soon as possible but that may still be a bit of a wait.
    Meanwhile, the description gives us some room for our imaginations to work overtime.
    Something we are all becoming good at I think!!
    Ron has said that this part of the story is definitely not going to be as close to the book version as in the first series, for various technical reasons but I think this will just add to our enjoyment of the Jamie & Claire story.
    All the cast seem very excited by what they have done so far & what they know is to come. Everything I’ve seen & heard to date has me wishing for 2016 already.

    • von

      Curious to know if this is the actual music from the series or your interpretation. I much prefer the original score. But I can see how it is meant to represent the opulence of France & the aristocracy who Jamie & Claire have to live amongst.
      Although footage is mirky I have enjoyed trying to get the feel for the new look from this, so thank you for sharing.

      • Tully Ehlers

        This music is the same played at The Wedding.

        • von

          Sorry Tully I’ve been ill & not keeping up on everything. Thanks for making that clear. I’ve watched that episode so many times but never realised that was the same music. Perhaps because my attention was focused elsewhere!!.

          • Tully Ehlers

            Oh, no problems…I just realized that, because this song is one of my favourites, and it plays all the time on my track, so I really knew the tunes…:)

  • Trudy Snow

    I believe the man screaming in bed is BJR.

    • von

      I thought that too Trudy, plus later I believe Jamie is having a flashback about Wentworth where he is hitting the dungeon wall. He told Claire about that particular moment in France after one of his bad dreams.

      • Yvonne

        Jamie recalls his nightmare to Claire in ch. 8. There’s no stabbing in the nightmare. So we’ll get Moore’s version of Jamie’s nightmare, of that, I am sure.