Diana Gabaldon provided Outlander fans with a good laugh this week — even if it was at Sam Heughan’s expense. The author hilariously slammed Heughan on social media after the show posted a gif of the actor fishing with his bare hands. The show tagged the graphic by asking, “What CAN’T Jamie do?” to which Gabaldon slyly replied, “Sing.”
Fans quickly came to Heughan’s defense and pointed out that he once sang in a tavern scene.
#Outlander’s Author Diana Gabaldon agrees with so many fans about Claire's New Ring.
Personally, I loved it when Jamie gave Claire the ‘book’ ring, fashioned by Murtagh from Ellen’s silver candlestick. Another full circle! https://t.co/Cmj7AdLCDw via @TandCmag
— Je Suis Prête✨Outlander✨ (@LuvOutlandishly) December 11, 2018
Gabaldon did not back down and assured fans that he really wasn’t singing — at least not with any melody.
“No, if you listen carefully, he’s talking, he’s got the words but no melody,” she noted
Heughan was too busy posting photos of him and Outlander co-star Caitriona Balfe to notice the dig. One of the pics features the actors posing with their feet up between takes.
The image hit 131,000 like in as little as 8 hours.
Speaking of Balfe, the Outlander star recently revealed her favorite scene for Season 4. According to Vulture, the actress said that she really enjoyed a steamy bathtub scene this season in the episode, “Blood of My Blood.”
The scene in question came after Claire (Balfe) spent some considerable time with Lord John Grey (David Berry), whom she was treating for the measles.
While Jamie was off with young William surveying the land, Claire and John had some heartfelt conservations about their shared love interest. After William returned and left with John, Jamie prepared a warm bath for Claire.
The intimate moment was a special one for Claire, especially after her conversations with John.
Sam Heughan also thought the scene was important because it shows that Jamie and Claire still love each other and are not jealous. Heughan is also aware that fans love seeing the couple share moments together, even if it’s as simple as a hot bath.
New episodes of Outlander air Sunday nights on Starz.