Jamie and Claire make a hell of a team — but sometimes that’s not enough to keep them out of harm’s way. On Sunday night’s season 6 finale of Outlander, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) faced off against Richard Brown (Chris Larkin) and his Committee of Safety once again as Brown came to arrest her for the murder of Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds). Claire refused to give herself up, resulting in a Western-worthy shootout between the Committee of Safety and her and Jamie. But after an hours-long standoff and much discussion of Jamie’s seeming nine lives, the couple decided to give themselves up and let Claire stand a fair trial. Unexpected mercy came in the form of Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones), who insisted on allowing Claire and Jamie to spend one final night in their bed and then commenced to follow them on the road to the nearest town.
As things devolved, Brown and his men became restless, ultimately separating Jamie and Claire, threatening Jamie’s life, and taking Claire to Wilmington where she may or may not get that fair trial. Tom stuck by Claire’s side, promising to ensure Jamie’s life and that she is handled justly. But Jamie didn’t waste any time taking matters into his own hands. After being rescued by Ian (John Bell) and the Cherokee, he set out for Wilmington with vengeance on his mind. We caught up with Balfe and Heughan about getting to film their first action scenes together, when they knew they would have a shortened season that ended here, and what lies ahead for our favorite Scot and his Sassenach.