‘Outlander’ season 2 spoilers: Caitriona Balfe hints at major, complicated reunion

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Those of who have read some of the Diana Gabaldon novels have a sense of what is coming on “Outlander” season 2. If you consider yourself in this camp, we suggest that you keep reading. As for everyone else, stop now if you want to avoid spoilers!

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What’s somewhat interesting about the way in which this show is promoted in particular is that the stars don’t shy away from talking about book topics. Take, for example, the fact that Frank Randall is returning in a big way in season 2, and that Claire is going to see him again. As you imagine, this is going to place her in a rather difficult spot. Speaking on this matter at the TCA Winter Press Tour this week (per TVLine), Caitriona Balfe described the dilemma with the following comment:

“There is that reverse thing where every time she looks at Frank, she can’t help but see Black Jack … There’s many layers of why that relationship is difficult when she goes back. She’s definitely not the same woman that left … [Season 1] was a very reactionary season… She was in survival mode. The difference with this season is there’s been time to be in one place and contemplate. Things are sitting with her a lot more, and she has time to consider her place and how she feels.”

For Frank, this situation must be all the more complex given the fact that he is someone who spent an immense period of time searching for Claire, only to realize that when she is back, she is hardly the same person that he remembered, and her perspective on him will be very much different.

Friday turned out to be a big day for “Outlander,” and thanks to that there are many stories out there worth checking out. For example, head over here to see a new featurette featuring Balfe, Sam Heughan, and executive producer Ronald D. Moore! You can also sign up over here to get some other TV news on everything we cover, sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Starz.)

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