Outlander‘s Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser have had a rather, um, complicated relationship. (That whole time-traveling thing really gets in the way, you know?) And after this week’s season-three premiere, we have even more questions about the couple’s fate. Not only are they currently separated by hundreds of years, but Claire is still married to her other husband, Frank, and expecting his child. Safe to say, these two could use some couples therapy—though we feel bad for any poor therapist who has to navigate all of that.
But kudos to MTV’s Josh Horowitz, who played therapist for the day, for trying. Horowitz sat down with Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe (in character as Claire and Jamie) to see what would happen if the couple underwent a modern-day counseling session, and the results are fascinating. The two admit they’re “reconnecting after a long time apart” and discuss their longer-than-average long-distance relationship.
Take a look:
That’s one way to end a therapy session. I don’t know about you, but that just got me even more excited for the rest of season three.
In all seriousness, though, when we caught up with Balfe last week about the show, she hinted that this season would really touch on the hardships of their relationship. “I love the beginning of this season because you see what life is like for these two characters without each other and how impactful that is in two very, very different ways. For Jamie, he knows Claire is living a life somewhere else, and that’s so evidently painful. Sam plays it so beautifully. For Claire, she’s now a widow in her mind. She believes he’s died, and how does someone move on and live a life when the love of their life has gone?”