The long wait is almost over as “Outlander” Season 3 returns September 10 on STARZ. It can be recalled that the second installment of the historical time-travel series ended almost a year ago.

Recently, a new teaser left avid viewers shattered as they fervently await the reunion of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) in the imminent third season. The said clip also hinted that the leading lady will still be happy without her loverboy.

Claire Randall moves on from Jamie Fraser with ex-husband Frank?

ComingSoon shared that “Outlander” Season 3 is going to be heartbreaking due to the painful separation of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe’s characters.

The most-recent teaser showed a smiling Claire Randall with baby Brianna in the future while Jamie Fraser is stuck in the past.

The upcoming third installment is going to focus on the journey of stone-crossed lovers Jamie and Claire as they spend their lives away from one another. Heughan’s character remains in the 18th century where blood and battles are rife while Balfe’s character tries to make her own name in the fashion industry.

The “Outlander” Season 3 trailer showed Claire Randall pushing a stroller while beaming at her baby while her husband is battling for his life in the cold. The said scene had fans speculating that Caitriona Balfe’s character was happier without the presence of Sam Heughan’s Jamie Fraser.

“IMO Claire looks a little bit happier in her life away from Jamie b/c of Bree than he does away from her. I think it was harder for him,” an avid follower of the series wrote on Twitter. “A shot to the heart...” another fan stated.

While Jamie and Claire will eventually get reunited in the show, fans need to stretch their patience again as it is happening towards the later part of the “Outlander” Season 3.

Both Heughan and Balfe have previously revealed that fans should expect more steamy bed scenes in the up and coming installment.

STARZ artists still not together despite romance rumors

Meanwhile, Caitriona Balfe previously revealed to Metro that she and Sam Heughan are just friends. Rumors about the STARZ artists having a secret affair have become rife because of their undeniable on-screen and off-screen chemistry.

“We are not, and we have always said that we are not together. It is nice that fans believe in the story, but that is not the reality,” Balfe told the publication. Heughan’s leading lady added that she does not mind being plagued with speculations so long as it’s harmless.

The 37-year-old actress admitted that people get abusive at times, but she acknowledged that it’s one of the banes of being a public figure. “But it is rare, and in this industry, you need a thick skin,” she added on.

Sam Heughan, for his part, already debunked the claims that he is secretly seeing Caitriona Balfe by simply stepping out with his girlfriend, Mauzy MacKenzie during his 37th birthday bash in South Africa. Stay tuned for more “Outlander” Season 3 spoilers, news and updates!