'Outlander' stars Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe on how the fiery twist is a 'catalyst' for the rest of the season and why it was 'really funny' to film

In episode three of "Outlander," Jamie and Claire face the aftermath of losing their home and being separated from their daughter and grandchildren. The episode picks up after the house was set on fire by Wendigo Donner in his search for gemstones, and the characters are seen trying to salvage what they can.

While filming the pivotal scene, actors Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe found it funny because running with buckets of water in heavy costumes proved to be a challenge. Despite the humor on set, both actors acknowledged the gravity of saying goodbye to the North Carolina home, which had been a significant part of the show since the fourth season.

The destruction of the house marks the culmination of a season-long mystery surrounding the fate of the Frasers. As Jamie and Claire watch their home burn, they realize that they have defied the obituary's prediction of perishing in a house fire, thanks to the fire caused by Claire's ether and Brianna's matches. This twist not only changes their fate but also serves as a catalyst for their journey in the following episodes.

Without a home at Fraser's Ridge, Jamie and Claire embark on a new adventure, reminiscent of their early days in season one. The couple becomes a "roadshow" and experiences a propulsion of energy and forward motion. While it is tough for them to lose their grounding, Balfe expresses excitement about the exciting developments that lie ahead.

The third episode of "Outlander" season seven is available to stream on the Starz app and airs on Starz at 8 p.m. ET on Fridays.

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