Season 2 of Starz's "Outlander" will see Jamie and Claire (Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe) facing new challenges as they travel to France to try to stop the Jacobite rebellion.
Once there, their first challenge will be to blend in with the Parisian society and this will be facilitated by Jared, Jamie's cousin, who is a wine merchant. In "Dragonfly in Amber," the novel by Diana Gabaldon on which Season 2 of "Outlander" is based, Jared lets Jamie and Claire live in his home and take over his business, while he sets off to West Indies. This gives them the perfect cover as they try to stop the Jacobite Rising.
However, it won't be smooth sailing for the couple, as Claire soon attracts the attention of Le Comte St. Germain, who proves to be a merciless villain.
"I don't think it's ever going to be smooth sailing with these two," Balfe told Entertainment Tonight. "We're going to meet some very interesting characters who may become the new enemies of Claire and Jamie -- one being the Count of St. Germain."
Heughan added, "It doesn't take long before Claire gets them all in trouble."
As for how Jamie and Claire's relationship will move forward post the trauma he suffered at the hands of Black Jack Randall, Balfe said the duo will come to appreciate the strong bond they have developed since then.
"Claire's focus is to really sort of help him get over that trauma by trying to inspire him and give him this mission of trying to change history," Balfe said. "And Claire is very much his champion in a sense."
"There's this massive undertaking that they've set out to do, and it's not always pretty, but they feel like they're working for the greater good."
"Outlander" Season 2 will return to Starz in April.