This is a complicated family.
And by complicated, we mean really, really complicated.
Entertainment Weekly revealed today the first look at Claire with baby Brianna and, of course, Frank. Brianna is Jamie’s daughter, yes, but we all know she ends up being raised by Frank after Claire’s return to her time.
“This is right after Claire gives birth to Brianna,” Balfe told EW. “Those scenes are wonderful because it’s a new beginning, but it’s so fraught with so many other things. Obviously, this is Jamie’s child, but Claire’s in a new time and believes that Jamie is dead. So she’s really trying to look forward and give her daughter a new life, a stable family. I think it’s difficult for both of them. Frank is coming to terms with his wife. He didn’t quite know what had happened. She disappeared and she’s back. They’re tentatively trying to see if they can patch things up and allow themselves to embrace a future together. They really do try, but it’s not quite that easy.”
Season 3 of the Starz drama will begin, unlike the book, with the historic battle of Culloden and Jamie fighting his arch-enemy Black Jack Randall. Chances are we’ll also see Claire going back, considering how Season 2 ended. But hey, no spoilers. We’re not telling you what we know from the books.
Either way, we’re really looking forward to what’s coming, and to more complicated family dynamics.
Outlander Season 3 premieres April 1, 2017.