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Outlander Photo Season 2 Annalise Jamie

Outlander First Look: Um, Who's That Woman With Her Hands on Jamie?

If you’re anything like the average Outlander enthusiast, you prefer your Jamie-touching to be done by someone brunette, forthright and with a tendency to blurt “Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ!” in times of stress.

So, who’s the blonde with her paws on the redheaded goods in this exclusive photo from Saturday’s episode (9/8c)?

Readers of Diana Gabaldon’s books — and TVLine — will recognize the woman in the photo above as Annalise de Marillac, Jamie’s hook-up from when he previously lived in France. The character, played by French actress Margaux Chatelier, makes her debut when the Frasers attend a fancy party in the Starz drama’s upcoming installment.

If you’re at all worried about the lovely French lass’ influence on the Frasers’ marriage, star Caitriona Balfe says, don’t be.

“I think people sometimes like to pit women against each other,” she tells TVLine. “Initially, there may [be] some surprise or interest from Claire of this beautiful young woman who seems to know a lot about Jamie and seems to have a feeling that she has an innate understanding of him.” But, she adds, Claire and Annalise “actually end up getting along quite well.” — With reporting by Vlada Gelman

Give the photo above a long look, then hit the comments with your thoughts!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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7 Comments
  1. Honey Jackson says:

    Jamie BELONGS TO CLAIRE,His SOULMATE,so,”hands off”,Blondie!!! It’s amazing to me how we fans get so caught up in TV stories,that the ones we root for become an “obsession”! That’s what great stories do!

  2. Who is that woman with Jamie? Shoot is no me.

  3. cherokee1020 says:

    Jamie, as a young man, had a crush on Annalise who cared for the man he dueled to impress her. That’s all it is. Nothing more. To even imply a “hook up” between Jamie and Annalise is to stretch reality to its thinnest self…

  4. “Prior hook-up might be a stretch, since Jamie was a virgin when he married Claire…

  5. SHONDA LAUREL says:

    I am new to the Outlander but am really enjoying it so far.

  6. the book exchange between claire and jamie about annalise is a great example of the honesty in their relationship and mutual trust. can’t say more without spoiler’ing, but i hope the episode includes that exchange.,

  7. momt14 says:

    I love Claire’s reaction to this encounter in the previews.