Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe), the heroine of “Outlander,” is a woman with a mission. The Scottish time traveler knows her 18th-century husband, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), dies on the battlefield of Culloden at the hands of the French. In the series’ second season, she wants to stop the course of history, traveling from Inverness to Paris to infiltrate high society—break out the corsets—and prevent the Jacobite rebellion that aimed to restore the exiled House of Stuart to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland. Can Claire save her man? Executive producer Ronald D. Moore discussed Season 2 with The Post.
How is Claire’s experience in the French court going to change her?
She’s had to penetrate a very different world, dealing with aristocrats. It’s a nest of vipers and a bit of a challenge for Claire, who is used to speaking her mind. She has a limited knowledge of history. She knows the general outlines, but a lot of it is her figuring things out on the sly.