The storyline, which saw Claire left battered and bruised was a “risky one,” actress Caitriona explained.
Speaking at PaleyFest LA, she detailed: “It was a great challenge for me, for the entire crew, and everyone else in that episode.”
Citron added: “Subject matter like that is always difficult. It is really hard to address these subjects and feel that you are on the right path.
“You are always trying to toe the line between being responsible and not bringing anything that’s gratuitous or trying to show too much, while also being true to the situation and trying to respect the subject matter.”
Outlander seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.