‘Outlander’: Religious Differences ‘Cause Conflict’ for Jamie in Season 6

Outlander Season 6 Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe

Can we travel through time to March?! That’s when our beloved century-hopping doc Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe), her husband Jamie (Sam Heughan), and their clan finally return for the adventure romance Outlander‘s sixth installment, adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

By then, it will have been nearly two years — the longest “Droughtlander” ever — since the gutting May 2020 Season 5 finale that left Claire recovering from a brutal assault.

Outlander Season 6 cast

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A Season 6 scene released on Christmas Day made us even more impatient: Jamie and Claire, now at least physically healed, discuss his hesitancy to welcome a new settler — devout Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones), whom he knows from his terrible days at Ardsmuir Prison — to Fraser’s Ridge.

Next, Jamie explains why he considers Claire his “angel,” to which she coos, “Would an angel do this?” before kissing him. Swoon.

Jamie is right to be cautious about Christie. “Their different religious viewpoints cause conflict,” hints exec producer Maril Davis, adding that the safety of home starts to crack in these eight “jam-packed” episodes.

Claire struggles with lingering psychological trauma, daughter Bree and her husband Roger (Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin) try for another baby, and the American Revolution begins!

Outlander, Sunday, March 6, 9/8c, Starz

This is an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s 2022 Preview issue. For more inside scoop on what’s coming to TV and streaming in the new year, pick up the issue, on newsstands Thursday, January 13.