'Outlander' season 3: Diana Gabaldon meets 'giants' on set; Sneak peek videos of Claire fighting Frank and as a doctor

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Actor Sam Heughan (L) and author Diana Gabaldon participate in the Starz "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 9, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

Celebrity author Diana Gabaldon visited the set of “Outlnder” season 3 in Cape Town, South Africa. There, she met cast members Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, who the writer described as “giants.” Meanwhile, two new videos have surfaced online that show a fight between Claire and Frank, and the former as a doctor in training.

Gabaldon shared a picture online of her meeting with Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Balfe (Claire). The author had a broad smile on her face as she met the two “giants.” Both Jamie and Claire were tall people for their day and age, and the casting reflects that aspect of the characters.

The author’s visit was not restricted to exchanging pleasantries with the cast and crew. She also had to get some work done, and spent some time in makeup chair. Gabaldon will not be making a cameo appearance this year on the show, something which she has already done previously. The writer was there to record a few messages for the fans. One of the messages was for the people in Scandinavia, who watch the show.

There is also a behind-the-scenes video from the “Outlander” season 3 set that has been posted online. Heughan and Balfe pointed out how South Africa is very different from Scotland, and they also welcomed Gabaldon on the set.

Gabaldon teased the actors a little for wearing such heavy costumes in the hot weather. Balfe explained that they had that clothes on when they filmed Jamie and Claire leaving Scotland, and they still have them on because they are currently filming the journey to the Caribbean.

Meanwhile, two sneak peek videos from the next season have surfaced online. The first video posted on Twitter shows a fight between Frank (Tobias Menzies) and Claire. The angry Sassenach is so mad that she throws the first thing she can find on the table at her husband.  

The second video shows a concerned looking Claire running in a green outfit. Fans who have been following the news about the show or who have read the books know that the Sassenach will be training to be a doctor in the next season. There is a gaping wound in her heart after her separation from Jamie, and she will try to fill that void by focusing on work.

“Outlander” season 3 is set to air in September. Starz is yet to announce an exact release date. Filming is scheduled to wrap by June.

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