Claire Fraser star open up 'painful' #Outlander episode 'losing incredible star'

Outlander season five ended with the incredibly harrowing abduction and sexual assault of Claire by Lionel Brown (played by Ned Dennehy) and his men. While Jamie managed to rescue his wife, Claire faces a tough time ahead as she tries to heal from the attack and move on from the traumatic experience. Reflecting on the previous series, actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam explained it was just one of many tough scenes.

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Caitriona spoke about how season five was great as the cast “got back to those kind of stand alone episodic almost feeling episodes”.

She explained: “We got to do quite a lot things that had a very different tone to it.

“It was very painful but episode 7 was just so sad but so wonderful and you were amazing. Duncan as so amazing.”

Caitriona continued referencing the moment Murtagh Fitzgibbons (Duncan Lacroix) was killed: “It was such an emotional episode for us.

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Claire Fraser Caitriona BalfeOutlander season 6: Claire Fraser star open up 'painful' episode 'losing incredible star' (Image: STARZ)

Murtagh FitzgibbonsOutlander season 6: Murtagh Fitzgibbons was killed in episode seven of season five (Image: STARZ)

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“Not only were we all losing this incredible character we’ve all come to love so much but we were all saying goodbye to Duncan.

“We were all really really sad about it.”

Sam went on to add: ”I

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