Outlander Star Sam Heughan on His Rape Scene: 'We Knew It Was Going to Be Intense'

Portraying Jamie Fraser, a tall, strong and gallant Scot in Starz’s Outlander, comes easy to actor Sam Heughan. But when the script called for his character to be the victim of a brutal sexual and physical assault by a merciless English army captain, Heughan had to mentally prepare as well.

Outlander Recap: How to Save a Man's Soul

Jamie (Sam Heughan) promised himself to Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) in exchange for Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) life – but he very nearly lost himself in the process on Saturday’s season finale of Outlander.

Outlander Recap: Storming Wentworth Prison

After discovering Jamie (Sam Heughan) had been condemned to hang at Wentworth Prison on last week’s episode of Outlander, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) plotted to break him out. It did not go well.

Outlander Recap: Claire Hits the Road to Search for Jamie

With Jamie (Sam Heughan) missing, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) hit the road with his sister Jenny (Laura Donnelly) to find him on Saturday’s episode of Outlander.

Outlander Recap: Jamie Meets Someone from His Past and Claire Plays Midwife to Jenny

Saturday’s episode of Outlander opened where last week’s left off, with Jamie (Sam Heughan) staring down the business end of pistol.

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Caitriona Balfe on Outlander Nudity: I'm Used to Stripping in a Room of 30 People

If you’ve ever thought that Outlander star Caitriona Balfe brings a certain fearlessness to her performance as series heroine Claire, there’s a good reason: She’s very comfortable with her body.

Outlander Recap: Jamie and Claire Head to Lallybroch

After choosing to stay with Jamie (Sam Heughan), Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and her redheaded beau rode for Lallybroch on Saturday’s episode of Outlander.

Outlander Recap: Claire Is Forced to Choose Between Jamie and Frank

Be honest: Did you cry all the tears while watching Saturday’s episode of Outlander? Because we sure did.

Outlander: What Is Geillis Hiding? (VIDEO)