Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are ready for Season 4 of Outlander. The new season will see Jamie and Claire beginning the next chapter in their time traveling romance as the series moves to North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains. With the couple setting up new lives in the American Colonies, Balfe and Heughan teased what’s ahead when the series returns next month.
For Balfe, Season 4 is the first time in Jamie and Claire’s romance where there is no turning back. The two might disagree from time to time and go through ups and downs in their romance, but their love and loyalty to each other is stable.
In other words, Jamie and Claire have developed a strong foundation and are clearly in it for the long haul.
As far as Heughan is concerned, the new season is also an opportunity for Jamie and Claire to find a place they can settle down and not worry about the future. According to Elle, Heughan revealed that Jamie feels a need to provide for his family and quickly finds a way to make a living in the New World.
“They’re trying to find a place where they can settle,” Heughan notes. “Certainly, for Jamie that’s the case. They see the potential in this place — and they can’t really return home either. For Jamie, he’s surrounded by his extended family and he needs to provide for them, but deep down he’s always wanted this.
Part of this, of course, is reconnecting with his aunt, Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy), whose plantation offers a place for Jamie and Claire to settle down.
Speaking of settling down, Season 4 is the first time that we’ll get an extended look and Jamie and Claire’s married life. Not only are they starting fresh in a foreign land, but they are also more secure about themselves.
While we can’t wait to watch Jamie and Claire’s romance blossom, Season 4 reviews are starting to trickle in.
So far, the premiere for Season 4 has generated positive reviews, especially when it comes to Jamie and Claire’s intimate relationship. We still have a few more weeks until the show returns, but all signs are pointing towards another great season.
Season 4 of Outlander is set to premiere Nov. 4 on Starz.