The previous episode of "Outlander" ended on a bloodbath with Murtagh chopping off the Duke of Sandringham's head for all that he did to Jamie and Claire, and according to actress Caitriona Balfe, the punishment was well-deserved.
"It was a very fitting sendoff to a very colorful character that we've had since very early on in Season 1," she told Variety. Shedding more light into her character's thought process upon realizing that the Duke was the mind behind Claire's attack and Mary's brutal rape in the streets of Paris, Balfe revealed that rage for what happened to Mary was foremost on Claire's mind.
"Sheer rage, it's seething rage," revealed Balfe. "More for Mary Hawkins than for Claire. It's just that disgust. It's always been this very slippery relationship between them anyway, and I think time and time again Claire, against her better instincts, has had to make alliances with him or somehow be involved with him, but I think she's always known that this man is more devious than he appears, and to find out that he orchestrated that attack, and for his own goddaughter, it disgusts her."
The Battle of Culloden is looming closer, and the next episode of "Outlander" will see Claire and Jamie facing more hurdles. Jamie's uncle Colum will put in an appearance at the Jacobite headquarters next week, and according to spoilers, he will apologise to Claire for getting her involved in his witch trial trap. He also requests Claire to give him something to end his life quickly, as the pain in his leg has become unbearable. She gives him cyanide, and he dies.
The next episode will also feature the return of Black Jack Randall and he seeks out Claire.
The synopsis for "The Hail Mary" reads: "Jamie works to divert the Jacobite army away from imminent slaughter; Claire tries to provide comfort to a sick Alex Randall; Alex shares an unusual plan to save the mother of his child."
"Outlander" airs Saturdays on Starz.