After last week's heartbreaking episode that saw Claire suffering a miscarriage, "Outlander" has bid adieu to France. The promo video for the upcoming episode of "Outlander" shows Jamie and Claire back in Scotland with his family, and it looks like Jenny isn't too excited by of her brother's travel plans.
"You're going to see Lord Lovat?" Jenny asks Jamie, and from her tone it's obvious that she thinks it's a terrible idea.
Who is Lord Lovat? According to "Dragonfly in Amber," the second book in the "Outlander" series of books by Diana Gaboldon, Lord Lovat is Jamie's grandfather. The upcoming episode will see Jamie meeting with Simon Fraser, the 11th Lord Lovat, to negotiate sending troops to support Charles Stuart's rebellion. Clive Russell essays the role of Lord Lovat in the television series.
The official synopsis for the episode, titled "The Fox's Lair," reads:
Claire and Jamie call upon Jamie's grandsire, Lord Lovat, in an attempt to elicit support for the Jacobite cause. However, a visiting Colum MacKenzie has other plans, and Lord Lovat's manipulative machinations ensure that no matter what, his own interests will be served.
As for what's in store for Jamie and Claire as a couple, actress Caitriona Balfe said returning to Scotland would strengthen their bond.
"Scotland's a very healing place for them. That is their home, and that's why we've been fighting so hard in these first seven episodes to change the political landscape of Scotland so that they can go home," she told TVLine. "Unfortunately, France has proved to be a very disastrous place for themâ€¦ Jamie says is that the weight of this pain is too much to bear for either of them alone, so they need to be together. We'll see, going forward, how they heal and how this bond gets stronger. We know from Act 1 [of the season] that maybe things don't work out completely, but I think you will see the old Claire and Jamie that we've come to know from before."
"Outlander" airs Saturdays on Starz.