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"Outlander" is all set to return to television in April and fans are anxious to see the scene where Jamie Fraser spanks Claire Randall for not following his orders. 

The scene has been described in a disturbing way in the novel written by Diana Gabaldon and fans wonder if the same will be adapted in the series when the show returns, according to a report by FashionnStyle.

Gabaldon defended the scene in one of her interviews suggesting that Fraser is merely spanking Claire with his sword as she did something which could have proven fatal for him and his men.

"He's not punching her in the mouth or throwing her against the wall. He spanks her with his sword belt because she did something incredibly dangerous and nearly got them all killed. This was basically what the Highland justice was like," she told Light Speed Magazine.

Gabaldon said that the scene would be adopted on the TV screen as described in the book. And when asked about the controversial scene's adaptation, she said that the show creator Ronald D, Moore said, "Well, like Ron says, if it's in the book, we'll film it the way it is in the book. I couldn't ask better than that."

It is also reported that the main leads of the show, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Blafe recently reunited at BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards in Los Angeles. The two were seen hanging out together at the award ceremony and also posed together for the media.

The on-screen couple shares some steamy scenes in the series, sparking off specuations if they are in a relationship. The two have been linked many times and fans think that they make a great off screen couple. Adding more spice to rumours is the fact that they are really "affectionate" with each other on the sets.

"The relationship off-screen with them, they're just very affectionate with each other," gushed "Outlander" producer Anne Kenney, according to E! Online. "They're very caring with each other, so that's lovely and kind of infuses the relationship between Jamie and Claire." 

The cast of "Outlander" includes Balfe, Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, and Stephen Walters.