In a small, but revealing interview with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, they both touch on the changes in their characters from season one of Outlander. These are not the same Claire and Jamie we have come to know in season one. Excerpts are below, but head over to Zap2It to read the entire article.
“Obviously we go to Paris on this mission, and we’re there for a reason,” the 35-year-old Scottish actor says. “But Jamie’s definitely still affected by the trauma. I think time is a great healer, but ultimately, he puts his whole body and soul into this mission about changing history, and then there is a great revelation that kind of cures him or brings him out of himself, which I can’t really tell you what that is, but it certainly brings back the old Jamie.”
“I think as much when Claire first encounters Black Jack and she can’t fail but to see Frank in him and believe that, you know, somewhere there is that connection,” the Irish actress, 36, says, “I think when she goes back, there is also that reverse thing where every time she looks at Frank, she can’t help but see Black Jack. There’s many layers of why that relationship is difficult when she goes back. She’s definitely not the same woman that left.”