New Footage from 'Outlander' Season 3 Shows that Jamie's Love for Claire Is Everlasting

New episodes will document the couple's twenty year separation.

As Season 3 of Outlander draws ever nearer, fans are getting understandably excited about seeing Jamie and Claire on screen once more. However, as new footage released by Starz reveals, the pair must endure a separation spanning two decades before any reunion can take place.

In the clip "Parallel Lives", it becomes clear that Claire and Jamie will spend a lot of time struggling with their separation. While Claire's timeline spans the 1940s through to the 1960s, Jamie goes into hiding after the Battle of Culloden. As the new footage makes clear, Claire raises her child, works on her marriage, but never forgets about Jamie, and he most definitely does not forget about her, either.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday, Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire on the show, said, "Anyone who has read Diana's books knows it's just a sequence of twists and turns. You're constantly being kept on your toes. Who would have thought we'd end up on ships and in Jamaica this season?"

Variety also reported that, according to Outlander's showrunner Ronald Moore, Claire and Jamie will reunite in Episode 5 of the new season. So that means only four episodes of absolute misery, then?

Outlander returns to Starz on September 10, and that date really can't come soon enough.

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