The star explained: “We did a lot of rehearsals. We discussed how we wanted it to work.
“When you watch the episode there is a progression in the way that Jamie and Claire get to know each other.
“Their relationship grows quite quickly so by the end of the episode, you can see that they’re basically making love, it’s not just consummating the marriage.
“Their friendship and their relationship is really bonded, but is also left in a place where Claire is reminded of her husband, Frank, back in the future.”
He added: “That leaves a wonderful discord at the end of the episode.”
Outlander season 5 will air on Amazon Prime on February 17, 2020