Claire had kept Black Jack's fate a secret from Jamie for the first part of Season 2. However, now that Jamie is fully aware that Black Jack survived his bout with death, Jamie's anger is getting the best of him.
"He can't help it," Heughan explained in an interview with IGN. "He sees Randall doing something to someone he loves... and it's uncontrollable fury that Jamie has. He sees the same thing happening to Fergus that has happened to him, so it's totally understandable in my mind that he does this."
After Jamie discovered that Black Jack was alive, he challenged his nemesis to a duel. Unfortunately for Jamie, dueling is not legal in France, and he is about to face another stretch behind bars. Only this time, Jamie will be sent to the Bastille in Paris.
While Jamie faces down another prison sentence, Claire will have to move forward with their plans to stop the Jacobite Rebellion without him.
According to Enstarz, Jamie's actions will have lasting consequences for Claire and their baby. Not only will Claire have to deal with King Louis, but her life -- and the life of her baby -- are also going to be on the line.
Claire is sent to the L'Hospital Des Anges in the coming episode of Outlander after she experiences a possible miscarriage. According to Fashion & Style, Mother Hildegard will be on hand to prevent Claire's death and try to save the child's life.
However, before Claire pulls through her health scare, she confesses to Mother Hildegard that she believes Jamie broke his promise and betrayed her trust.
As fans will recall, Jamie had promised Claire that he would not kill Black Jack for at least another year. Claire needed the time to make sure Black Jack married Mary Hawkins and had a child together. Their child is the direct ancestor of Claire's husband in the future, Frank Randall.
Of course, Jamie's anger got the best of him, and he was caught dueling Black Jack. Before the authorities arrested the two men, Jamie hurt Black Jack in a way that will prevent him from having children.
Despite the feeling of betrayal, Claire will ask King Louis to let her husband go. In fact, Balfe explained that her scene with King Louis is important to her character because it displays the extent of her bravery.
"Claire feels she is equal to anyone," Balfe stated. "She doesn't accept that there is a hierarchy, and I love that about her. Even with the king, she is aware that she has to maneuver through certain parameters, but at the same time, she feels very justified. It is an amazing scene where she goes, and asks for Jamie's freedom. Claire realizes that there is a price to pay, but she's willing to do it. Just for her to get Jamie back, that's worth anything."
At the same time, Ecumenical News is reporting that fans will learn why Jamie decided to go through with the duel in the coming episode. Apparently, Jamie's decision has something to do with Fergus and Black Jack's manipulation of his friend.
As far as Claire is concerned, the danger to her baby will put her through an emotional time in the coming episodes. Whether or not Claire is able to juggle everything that is happening at the moment is yet to be seen.
The next episode of Outlander, "Faith," is set to air Saturday night on Starz.
Tell us, fans! Do you think Jamie betrayed Claire by hurting Black Jack so he will not be able to have children? Let us know in the comments, and check out a preview for the next all-new episode of Outlander below.[Image via Starz]