Outlander season five is just around the corner, and viewers simply cannot wait to return to the world of Claire Fraser (played by Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Their relationship has defined the series as a whole, and fans have grown to love the pair together as the seasons have progressed.
But Claire was originally with Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies), her first husband.
The pair’s marriage broke down early in the series but they reunited when Claire returned from the 17th Century and they moved to Boston.
However it wasn’t long before Frank began sleeping with other women before ultimately deciding to leave his wife.
Frank has not been best-liked by viewers over the years, and many viewers have enjoyed the fact that he is not in the picture too much anymore.
Fans of the show have recently been discussing the relationship of Frank and Claire, and have now deduced it was always due to end – because Frank may have cheated on Claire in the war.
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Claire and Frank were both involved in the second world war – she, as a nurse, and he as an officer – and they were separated for quite some time during it.
During the first season of the show Frank suggested Claire may have cheated on him during their time apart in the war.
But viewers have now explained this suggestion may have arrived because he himself was feeling guilty.
Reddit user Fribbio explained: “In the scene in Inverness after Frank sees the ghost looking up at Claire’s room, Frank implies that perhaps Claire had an affair during the war and reassures her he would completely understand if she did.
“I’ve always thought that when someone says something like this, it is often because they themselves have also cheated and think that by accepting their partner’s indiscretions, they will be forgiven.”
Fans of the show agreed, as one wrote: “I think there is supposed to be subtle insinuation of that so we don’t get fully invested in their relationship.
“They really made a point to show it was awkward and that they were going to have to work to get used to each other again, IMO.”
Meanwhile, Jamie star Sam recently posted a new photo of himself whilst promoting the new upcoming episodes.
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He wrote to his fans: “November 1st!?! Couple weeks left of shooting season 5 @outlander_starz!
“Time is flying. Looking forward to the premiere, can’t believe was a year ago already.x”
Fans of the show were utterly elated to hear the update, with one writing: “We’re very glad waiting for season 5!!!”
Another added: “I’m looking forward to the outlander season5.”
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With just a few months left until the beginning of season five, fans are eager to see the next step in Claire and Jamie’s story.
With Frank’s story in mind, could viewers see yet another return of Claire’s ex-husband, perhaps in a flashback?
And if so, what does that mean for her continuing relationship with Jamie?
Outlander season 5 will air on Amazon Prime on February 16, 2020.
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