“Outlander” Season 1 doesn’t return until spring, but Starz launched a new series of web clips called “4 Droughtlander” to help fans survive the hiatus. On the fourth of each month, fans can expect a new clip of footage they haven’t seen yet. The December clip is an extended scene from “Outlander” Season 1, episode 6, a big episode for Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) fans.
Episode 6 was when Dougal (Graham McTavish) decided that Claire needed to get married in order to keep her from Capt. Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) and the English. The episode ended relatively quickly after Jamie discussed the idea with Claire and mentioned that he was virgin. However, showrunner Ronald D. Moore revealed that the original ending was much longer and included another flashback to Claire's life in the 20th century.
The clip began with Jamie's reveal that he was a virgin, which is when Claire's inner monologue started. “Besides protecting me from Randall, if I was married to a Scot, I would presumably not be watched and guarded,” Claire reasoned. “It would be that much easier to get away when the time came. … Yes, possibly marriage was the best way to attain my goal -- except the whole idea was bloody unthinkable.”
Claire took her marriage contract and some liquor from the men. She sat down by herself and flashed back to being reunited with Frank (Tobias Menzies) after World War II. Frank admitted that he didn’t know if they would be on the same page when they returned to each other.
“In times of stress, the mind imagines all sorts of things,” Frank explained. “We’re here, a tad worse for the wear, but together.”
“My dear, sweet, funny man, maybe now you’ll believe me when I say that no matter what happens, I will always be your wife,” Claire promised.
Watch the deleted “Outlander” scene below:
If you’re desperate for footage from the upcoming episodes of “Outlander,” check out the trailer for the midseason premiere.
“Outlander” Season 1 returns to Starz on Saturday, April 4, at 9 p.m. EST. Do you think they should’ve kept the deleted scene or was the episode better without it? Sound off in the comments section below!