Why didn’t Claire leave Frank when she returned to the future in Outlander?

OUTLANDER is off screens with fans across the world revisiting to previous series and the Diana Gabaldon books to while away the time until the show comes back. One question some viewers have about the story is: Why didn't Claire Fraser leave Frank Randall when she returned to the future?

PUBLISHED: 08:23, Mon, Nov 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:29, Mon, Nov 30, 2020

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Starz drama series Outlander focuses on the central love story and marriage between Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) and his time travelling wife Claire (Caitriona Balfe). The show started with Claire getting hurled back through the centuries and falling in love with Jamie – despite being married to historian Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) in the 20th century. Due to the dangers created by the Jacobite Rising and its devastating fallout, Jamie forced Claire to return to the future.


WARNING: This article contains spoilers from all seasons of Outlander

Season three saw Claire building a new life with her first husband Frank, who still loved her and wanted to be with her even if she had disappeared for several years and was pregnant with another man’s child.

They moved to Boston, America for a fresh start after Frank got a teaching post at Harvard.

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Frank and Claire raised Brianna MacKenzie (Sophie Skelton) together but as the years went on, the cracks started to show more and more.

Claire made it clear she was no longer in love with Frank and gave her tacit approval for him to see other women if he remained discreet about his dalliances.

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Outlander: Claire and Frank remained togetherOutlander: Claire and Frank remained together (Image: STARZ)

Outlander: Claire Fraser stayed with Frank RandallOutlander: Claire Fraser stayed with Frank Randall (Image: STARZ)

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The historian was left heartbroken and angry by his wife’s change of heart, refusing to believe her time travel story.

Frank desperately hoped Claire would come back to him, but it was clear her love for Jamie remained despite the pair living in two different eras.

There would be frequent moments of tension between Frank and Claire, which Brianna only started to pick up on when she reached adolescence.

During their marriage, Frank was a loving father and highly supportive of Claire’s decision to go to medical school and become a doctor – something of a rarity in the 1960s.

Outlander: Claire Fraser and Frank Randall had a stormy marriageOutlander: Claire Fraser and Frank Randall had a stormy marriage (Image: STARZ)

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However, Claire – much like Jamie in the past – was constantly thinking about returning to her true love and

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