“Outlander” fan Rob Licuria is joined by Amanda Spears to dish the highs and lows of “Surrender,” the second episode of season three. It was written by Anne Kenney and directed by Jennifer Getzinger. This season follows the narrative of “Voyager,” Diana Gabaldon’s third novel in the series of books. Claire (Caitriona Balfe) has returned to her life in 1948 but is pregnant with Jamie’s child. Back in 18th century Scotland, Jamie (Sam Heughan) is distraught over her leaving and dealing with the aftermath of the bloody Battle of Culloden, in which he killed his nemesis Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies).
“This episode was a shout out to all of the fans who love Jamie and love Sam Heughan,” Licuria declares to open up the discussion. “There was a lot of interesting shots of a very rugged looking Jamie [and] I kept thinking oh the fans are going to love this!”
“It reminds me that if they had no cast this guy properly, it would not have had the same result. Sam Heughan is so perfect as Jamie,” Licuria says about the show’s leading man. “He really owns it one hundred percent. I really admire that.”
The discussion then moves on to Balfe and how she is also holding her own in a different century and continent. “You really see that she’s playing a woman that is broken. She is so desperately missing her past life and her real love, and is really just going through the motions with a man that she still loves and really cares about, but now that she can compare it to what she feels for Jamie, obviously there’s such a void in her.”
“Clearly they’re both not comfortable, and trying to find fulfilment elsewhere,” Spears agrees. Ultimately though, both Licuria and Sperars know that the big reunion between the show’s two desperately pining lovers is hopefully only a few episodes away. “We’re just all waiting until we have our big reunion,” Spears sighs.