We knew it was coming, “Outlander” season 3 will definitely feature a lot of sadness from Jamie and Claire, now that they are in separate centuries. Which means, Sam Heughan will be exploring his dramatic skills further, to portray the kind of sadness that will be felt by the show’s viewers.

Sam Heughan opens up

In an interview with ELLE, the “Outlander” season 3 star Sam Heughan revealed that it was like he is in a different show or a mini-movie.

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In regards to his character’s sadness, he said, “It is really hard to lose someone and find a way to go on.”

He also had to channel a lot of anger to successfully shoot the “Battle of Culloden”, that was seen at the beginning of season 3. “I wanted to show him being cut a lot, and not caring, Heughan says. "It is almost like he is committing suicide.”

Heughan even continues that Jamie has been turned into a tough guy who seems to have no emotions at all.

Jamie reportedly cut a man's throat and smashed his head just because he thought Claire passed away. Although the viewers know that Claire is alive, fans can definitely see that her death affected the personality of Jamie.

But now that the fandom is prepping for the fifth episode, “Freedom and Whisky,” Jamie already showed a lot of devastating emotions, as he continues to live without Claire. In the book, he speaks a little more but Heughan suggested that he should probably not.

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There is this guilt that is inside him and “he feels like his actions have hurt everyone around him.”

Jamie’s controversial scene with Geneva

Another important scene from Diana Gabaldon’s book, “Voyager” was when Jamie had to sleep with Geneva Dunsany because she blackmailed him for a sexual night. In the book, fans might remember how Jamie’s character seemed to have changed when Geneva asked him to stop, but he did not. Although Geneva, later on, revealed that she does not regret it, it did feel like it was rape for some readers, which is a red flag.

To change that, the show opted for a different take and proceeded without her asking him to stop. The Golden-Globe-nominated series did not remove the fact that Geneva is scared of pain though. It was very important after all. But instead of making Jamie’s character look bad, they let him become the gentle Jamie once again.

Do you think it was a good idea to change that controversial scene of Jamie and Geneva? Catch the fifth episode of “Outlander” season 3 with sam heughan and caitriona balfe on the Starz network.

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