Looks like it is going to be Claire vs Black Jack Randall, when Outlander returns in April. New posters of the hit fantasy drama show Claire more in control of her own destiny and ready to fight back.
The two new posters released by Starz give a pretty clear idea of what fans can expect from the upcoming episodes of Outlander. The posters depict both sides of a dramatic scene, the first from the perspective of protagonists Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) and the second from villain Black Jack Randall's (Tobias Menzies) view, reports Zap2it.
While the previous official key-art for Outlander (above) featured Claire, looking afraid, reaching out to her husband's hand while moving towards Jamie, the latest posters have minor, subtle changes that bring a new dimension to the story.
The new set of posters (below) still feature Claire in between Jamie and a man who looks like her old husband, but this time it's actually Black Jack reaching out for her, holding his sword up, ready to attack. And instead of Claire reaching out for him, she's got her dagger extended to defend herself, reports E!Online.
The show's midseason finale ended with Jamie arriving to save Claire from the clutches of Black Jack, however, it seems like there could be a big twist to the plot as the official Outlander Twitter account teases that "there are two sides to this story.
— Outlander (@Outlander_Starz) March 4, 2015
Zap2it spoke with Heughan at the 2015 winter TV press tour and he revealed that Claire and Jamie will be "tested and challenged by many things."
"The second part of this season is so dense. So much happens. It honestly just gets better and better. It gets more messy and difficult," he said. "I just think we really set up these relationships and this story, and the second part of this season really barrels along," he added.
The show's lead actress Balfe also hinted towards a darker second half, telling E!Online: "The second part of the season, the action's really going to ramp up. It gets very intense, gets a little dark. Both our characters go through some really rough stuff, but it's exciting and I think everyone's gonna love it."