A new character called Sister Angelique will reportedly be played by Audrey Brisson in Season 2 of the Starz TV series “Outlander.” In another report, cast member Sam Heughan talked about the Season 1 finale and its ramifications for Season 2.
According to TVWise, stage actress Brisson will play a nun at L’Hopital Des Anges in Paris in the TV series based on Diana Gabaldon’s books. The role is said to be a guest appearance at this time. According to the report, L’Hopital Des Anges is a “key location” in the books. The report adds that the book shows Claire (Caitriona Balfe) volunteering at the charity hospital and eventually being treated there. The character’s husband Jamie (Heughan) will be going through a recovery phase in the next season, and the actor explained what the fans can expect to see next year in a recent interview. [Spoiler Alert!]
The rape of Jamie at the hands of Jack, played by Tobias Menzies, hurt the character both physically and mentally. Speaking to E! Online, Heughan explained that Season 2 will be more about “psychological” and a “mental fight” for Jamie rather than about evading British soldiers.
Jamie and Claire will apparently be seen as a “team” for “the greater good.” Season 2 will comprise 13 episodes, instead of the 16 episodes that were split into two parts for Season 1. The story will now mainly focus on how the two main characters attempt to stop the Jacobite rebellion and save the lives of the people involved.
Heughan pointed out that the relationship between his character and Claire was “never going to be the same again,” but also said that the events in Season 2 will make their relationship “a lot stronger.” Jamie and Claire have “learned about each other and their relationship. But they have a lot to deal with now,” Heughan said.
Season 2 will feature the added dimension of Claire being pregnant and Heughan described this to be his character’s “new responsibility.”