The reason we didn't see that scene play out on screen, Balfe told the Comic Con audience, was because earlier in the season, "we nearly killed an actor with some dogs." Wait, what?
Apparently, while shooting a scene where Father Bain is bitten in the leg after being attacked by a pack of dogs, actor Tim McInnerny "actually got attacked by dogs," Balfe said. She added, "It was quite horrific." The incident with the dogs was enough to scare producers away from attempting to work with wolves.
For his part, Heughan teased Balfe that she should have done it. “I think that would have been kind of fun. I’d like to see you fight a wolf.”
“It’s such an amazing thing to read it, but you can’t do it in reality,” Balfe said. “I would have loved to.” The, with a smile, "You know, I think I could take down a wolf."