In season 2 of Outlander, fans will finally get to see Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Frank reunite when our favorite time traveler returns to her 20th century home. As expected, their reunion is bound to be emotional, and according to actor Tobias Menzies, that’s a huge reason why those scenes were among the toughest to shoot.
When we caught up with the man who plays Claire’s 20th century husband at the Outlander premiere in New York City on Monday, Menzies elaborated on why the first episode this season was so challenging.
“It really was that first episode,” Menzies told People’s Choice. “With all the emotion in it, trying to honor all that’s happened before and give it enough kind of depth that you sort of see the impact of everything that’s happened.”
Menzies also teased that everything Claire has experienced while she’s been away will come with a price when it comes to their relationship.
“It’s easy to maybe sort of think that she just traveled, she’s just pregnant,” teased Menzies, alluding to the toll Claire’s absence will take on Frank. “I thought that was the sort of provocation of it.”
As much as we love seeing Claire and Jamie (Sam Heughan) together, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing what happens when Claire and Frank reunite this season! And of course, if you’re a diehard Jamie fan, the good news is, we’ll be seeing plenty of the Frasers together in the first episode of the season. After Claire and Frank’s big reunion, we’ll be shifting back over to the 18th century to see how the Frasers fare during their first day in Paris.
(With additional reporting by Josh Sorokach)
Outlander season 2 premieres Saturday, April 9 at 9 p.m. on Starz.