Ask any Outlander fan what they love about the show, and the sex scenes between Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) will inevitably come up. Of course, those romantic moments aren’t the only thing we love about the time-traveling series, but…yeah, they’re high on the list.
Here’s the thing, though: Claire and Jamie don’t get that many opportunities to, uh, get down. They’ve spent the past three seasons constantly being separated by dramatic circumstances—a battle, a wayward horse, typhoid fever, to name just a few. And when they are together, they’re usually around smelly sailors, smelly soldiers, or smelly Rollo. Not sexy.
Considering all of that, it’s incredible they’ve found any moment alone—even Heughan agrees. “It’s amazing how their love lasts,” he told Glamour earlier this year. “They haven’t lost anything in their passion for each other, even though they seem to get very little time together. There’s always something going on.”
This season, however, Claire and Jamie have settled down to build their first home together. And naturally, Outlander fans hope this means more sexy times are on the horizon. Heughan promises that’s the case: “That’s one of the great joys of this season: They finally get to be together, somewhere safe and theirs to call their own.”
Claire and Jamie might be nesting, but that doesn’t mean they still don’t get the occasional interruption. Watch this exclusive sneak peek from this week’s upcoming episode—titled “Blood of My Blood”—and you’ll see what I mean:
“With all the sex scenes, or anything like that, we always try to approach them from a place of empowerment—not only the characters, but of the actors and the audience,” Balfe told Glamour about the show’s steamier scenes.
Outlander airs Sundays at 8 P.M. ET on Starz.