The second season of Starz's "Outlander" will see Jamie and Claire trying to start a new life in France, but it won't be as easy as they expected.

Jamie and Claire are expecting their first child together, and the events of the previous season will cause a strain in their relationship.

The latter half of season 1 saw Jamie getting brutally raped by Black Jack Randall, and although Jamie has somewhat come out of the ordeal, the lingering effects of the torture will have a profound effect on their relationship. It will also result in Jamie being emotionally unavailable to Claire, especially now when she is pregnant.

Speaking to Blastr, Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire, said: "Claire is dealing with her pregnancy and [wondering], how do you support someone going through a trauma like [Jamie's]?

"In a way she sacrificed herself a little bit because she's dealing with her pregnancy on her own in a way."

Elaborating on her character's relationship with Sam Heughan's Jamie, Balfe said at San Diego Comic-Con that the couple will be going through uncertain times.

 "They are struggling with their own issues. Maybe, privately, there is a bit of a gulf between them. But, ultimately, they are there for each other. They are working to try and help each other. Getting past adversity will make you stronger. I think that is the beautiful thing about this."

Claire will take some time to adjust to her new surroundings, as she finds Parisian society restricted and patriarchal. Although Paris will initially be a huge challenge for Claire, she will adjust with some help from Master Raymond and Mother Hildegarde, two new characters who will be introduced in the second season.

The second season of "Outlander" is based on Diana Gabaldon's "Dragonfly in Amber" and it will see Jamie and Claire trying to stop the Jacobite Rising of 1745. And this mission is what will prompt Jamie to forget what happened in the dungeon with Black Jack Randall and move forward in life.

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