Outlander season 5: ‘We pushed for it’ Jamie Fraser star on ‘most intimate scene’ ever

Outlander has seen a number of characters being killed off over the years. However, Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan), and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) are usually quite safe. That is, until episode nine of season five on the Starz show, as Jamie was bitten by a snake in the wild forests of colonial America.

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Unfortunately this bite left Jamie on his death bed, and viewers were not sure if he was going to pull through.

Thankfully his wife, Claire, utilised her medical training to keep him alive as best she could.

But, despite her best efforts, Claire was unable to heal Jamie entirely, leaving his life at risk.

Eventually, however, in a powerful and emotional scene, Claire and Jamie engaged in a sexual act which seemed to miraculously clear him of the venom inside his body, healing him of all his wounds.


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While this was an unprecedented event, Jamie star Sam has now spoken out about what went on behind-the-scenes which brought this scene to light.

Speaking to Glamour, Sam explained: “For me, that’s probably the most intimate moment we’ve had for quite a long time.

“But it’s not them having sex, it’s something deeper than that. It’s hard to find a new way of showing that and expressing that.

“And that’s certainly what Caitriona and I pushed for in those scenes.”

Sam went on to speak further about how the intimacy is important between the characters, and how the show has been striving to show it off in the newer episodes.

“I think you see a new sensitivity and intimacy between Jamie and Claire that’s not what you think it’s going to be,” Sam continued.

“It is Outlander and some pretty terrible things happen. If time would only allow them to be together! Then we’d probably explore this more.”

Thankfully this allowed Jamie to survive and see the death of the man that raped his daughter, Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton), in the following episode.

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Despite Stephen Bonnet’s (Edward Speleers) death in episode ten, the actor has now spoken out about how he could be making a return in coming storylines.

Speaking to Town & Country, Edward confessed: “Outlander, as the producers have joked with me, has quite the record of doing flashbacks.

“And of bringing people back. So, never say never.”

Edward went on to speak about how he would feel about working on the show in the future, saying: “I would love to work with these people again in some capacity.


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“Whether it be on this, or on something else, who knows.

“I think it’d be pretty hard to find a way back in unless it is a flashback.”

Not holding out any hope for his character’s return, he added: “But I don’t know anything. I’m none the wiser.”

Outlander airs Sunday on Starz in the US and drops Monday on Amazon Prime in the UK.

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