Jamie’s dreams are going to remain a mystery for now. In “Outlander” Season 2, episode 6, executive producer Ron Moore originally wrote a dream sequence that would’ve put both of Claire’s husbands in one scene, but it didn’t make it into the episode. However, that didn’t stop Moore from revealing the details of what could have been.
“I started the script for this episode with a dream that we didn’t get to film,” Moore told Hollywood Reporter. “It bums me out still. Jamie [Sam Heughan] was in a dream trying to deal with the ramifications of the promise he just made, and it was between him, Frank and Black Jack [both played by Tobias Menzies]. The three of them were together and Claire [Caitriona Balfe] steps in.”
It would’ve given fans many things they haven’t seen before: Claire with both of her husbands, Black Jack and Frank in one scene and Jamie in the future. Moore continued, “Yeah, and I placed it in modern day, so Jamie was in modern day. He was in a car with Claire driving and he was seated between Black Jack and Frank, and then you flash to the Battle of Culloden and Frank basically grabs Claire’s hand and tells her it’s time to come home. Jamie would then wake up from the dream distraught and put off.”
The sequence won’t even be available as a bonus feature on a Blu-ray. Ultimately, “production issues” caused Moore to scrap the scene before filming. The Starz drama might run into a few less of those problems next season, at least when it comes to having space to film. BBC News reports that its studio, Wardpark Studios in Cumbernauld, Scotland, will expand.
But fans will be happy to know that most other scenes made the cut in episode 6 because the installment became a two-parter. “Originally, episodes 5 and 6 were actually together,” Moore revealed. “They were one episode. It was just so full and the way we let scenes breathe, even though the page count of the script was okay, shooting-wise we knew some of the emotional scenes would play out longer onscreen so we decided to split the episodes.”
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like audiences will get to see Claire with her two husbands any time soon. In the next episode, it’ll be a different man that she has to confront: King Louis XV (Lionel Lingelser). “I invite Claire to my chamber and crypt at Versailles,” Lingelser told Yahoo of episode 7. “I need her to help me with a few people suspected of practicing the magic and the dark arts. She is not happy about it. She also has to ask me for a favor.”
“Outlander” airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Starz.