We know you’ve seen it, but just for good measure…
First (and not much of a surprise given Ron D. Moore‘s admitted fascination with All Things Tobias Menzies/Frank) the trailer suggests that we are going to see sympathetic Frank as the show takes us through the story of Claire and Frank during the 20 years she and Jamie are separated. Moore thinks it’s important for us to understand Frank in order to understand Claire and Jamie’s love. He’s probably—annoyingly—right….but STILL….GET US TO THE PRINT SHOP!!!
I think to understand Claire you have to understand Frank
— Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) June 26, 2016
The rift between Claire and Frank is also illustrated by what could be their last argument. “What is it you want from me?” Claire beseeches. To which Frank responds, “I want to know when you’re going to come back from the past!” Flashed across the screen as they argue is a Scottish herald on the wall: Nemo me impune lacessit—no one attacks me with impunity.
The motto of Scotland and adopted by the Order of the Thistle, this saying is from the reign of King James VI. More than a simple historic visual suggestion that Claire, indeed, might still be “stuck” in the past, the expression seems ominous in a way, a suggestion that Frank is about to attack back perhaps? That he’s reached the end of his rope about being left out? (The scene before this shows Brianna at graduation with Frank’s voice saying, “You could never look at her without seeing him.”)
Well ladies and gents. Here’s our first trailer for Season 3. Hope that wets the appetite!! #Outlander #Voyager https://t.co/vR51uYqCnu
— Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) July 18, 2017