Outlander Midseason Premiere Recap: Jamie Gets Physical with Claire — How Does She React?

Claire Randall, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Fraser, Sam Heugan
Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser on STARZ's Outlander.  Nick Briggs

Commence swooning! Outlander's resident lovebirds, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), hopped back in the sack during the show's smoking hot midseason premiere, but Jamie spent most of this episode sexiled. Everyone's favorite kilted clansman used a belt to punish Claire this week, and let's just say she didn't take kindly to it. This English Rose is no Anastasia Steele, but she ended up forgiving Jamie just in time to have the most jaw-dropping sex we've ever seen.

50 Shades of Outlander

Remember when Claire ran away and got herself kidnapped during Outlander's midseason finale? Well, her Scottish BFFs were't exactly thrilled about risking their lives in order to save her. While Jamie easily forgave Claire for abandoning him, he decided it was his husbandly duty to morph into the 18th century version of Christian Grey and smack her across the bottom with a belt. Claire put up a good fight (she even hit Jamie in the face!), but she ended up being physically punished by her own husband. Oh, and to make matters worse, Jamie's personal fangirl, Laoghaire (Nell Hudson), tried to seduce him this week — and they definitely locked lips for a hot second before Jamie pulled away. Consider this a fail, Mr. Fraser. 

The Deep Freeze

If there's one thing we know about Claire, it's that she's a huge feminist — and just because she's living in 18th century Scotland doesn't mean she's going throw her beliefs out the window. So how did Claire punish Jamie for belting her? She withheld sex, and she only forgave her man after he dramatically pulled out a dagger and promised to stab himself through the heart if he ever laid a hand on her again. Good to know Jamie realizes that a wife's role isn't to blindly obey her husband — no matter how good he might look skipping about the moors in a skirt.

Let's Talk About (Makeup) Sex, Baby

It's the moment you've all been waiting for! After Jamie begged for Claire's forgiveness she was feeling pretty…er, generous…and decided to treat him to a night full of make-up sex. This intimate scene was obviously NSFW (this is Outlander, after all!), but highlights included heaving, thrusting, sighing, and Claire climbing on top of Jamie, holding a knife to his stomach and saying "if you ever raise a hand to me again, James Fraser, I will cut your heart out and have it for breakfast." Glad that's cleared up! 

Outlander airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on STARZ.

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