Stanley Weber
French actor Stanley Weber attends a photocall for the television series 'Borgia' as part of the MIPTV, the International Television Programs Market, event in Cannes April 5 2011. Reuters/Jean-Pierre Amet

The most recent episode of “Outlander” Season 2 featured a very important scene of Comte St. Germain. Cast member Stanley Weber spoke about the scene and how he researched about poisons to prepare.

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Comte St. Germain’s (Stanley Weber) use of poison on Claire (Caitriona Balfe) boomeranged on him in episode 7. The character died after drinking poison from a cup handed to him by Claire.

In an interview with EOnline, Weber explained how he prepared for his big scene. The actor said that he has seen people on death’s bed, but hasn’t seen any one die “live.” So, he could not really prepare for his death scene like he would for his other scenes.

Weber decided to do some research on the kind of poison his character was ingesting to find out what kind of pain it causes and how people die from it. The actor wanted to convey his character’s pain through his body language and wanted to show the audience “a sort of fire” spreading through his body and his “bones shaking.”

Weber didn’t want to make the death scene in “Outlander” Season 2 “impressive” or “sensational.” He just wanted to make it believable. The actor said that to make that happen one has to stay humble and truthful to the character and the people around.

The actor doesn’t feel angry at Claire for killing him and says that his death was “fair enough.” Weber said that his character saw Claire and Jamie (Sam Heughan) as “good enemies” and “good people to be fighting against.” He felt that there was an “unhealthy excitement” in St. Germain to do the Frasers some harm.

With the death of St. Germain, the only villain remaining in “Outlander” Season 2 is Black Jack (Tobias Menzies). With the death of their first baby, the Frasers are in a difficult place emotionally.