#WCW: Why Outlander Season 3 Marsali is so darn awesome

Photo credit: Outlander/Starz Image acquired via Starz Media Room
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Marsali McKimmie Fraser has certainly stolen many hearts and fans can’t wait to see her in the upcoming season. What made her so popular in Outlander Season 3? Here’s why she’s my #WomanCrushWednesday today.

Don’t underestimate Marsali McKimmie Fraser. She’s a powerful ally to have on your side, even though she wouldn’t look it at first. At first, she was introduced with hostility in Outlander Season 3, but she became the character to root for.

Try not to mistake Marsali for her mother. She’s nothing like Laoghaire. While I can’t bring myself to hate Laoghaire, I also don’t have to love her! I see her faults. And it’s because Marsali is nothing like her that she’s my #WomanCrushWednesday for today.

This is Marsali from Outlander Season 3. Those who haven’t read the books don’t need to worry about spoilers in this post, I promise!

She could see past her mother’s thoughts about Claire

Marsali initially hated Claire. That was understandable. Not only had Laoghaire said everything bad she could think of, this was the woman who returned after 20 years of everyone believing her to be dead. This woman broke up the marriage–well, voided the marriage–between her stepfather and her mother. At 15-year-olds (or thereabouts), it’s not surprising that she was hurt and angry.

However, Marsali saw past the anger and past Laoghaire’s words. After spending time with Claire, she realized that there was another side to this woman she’d believed to be a witch and a “harlot.” There was a woman who was kind, nurturing, and someone Marsali could confide in.

It takes a big person to be able to admit they were wrong about someone at first. Sure, she hasn’t quite viewed Claire as a real confidante yet, but there’s hope that will come. She’s made it clear that she isn’t going to just take her mother’s word about Claire.