#WCW: Why Jenny in Outlander Season 1 is someone to look up to

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Jenny Fraser Murray was officially introduced to us and Claire in Outlander Season 1, Episode 12. She instantly became a force to be reckoned with and a woman to look up to. Here’s why the character in Season 1 is our #WomanCrushWednesday this week.

Jenny has taken on various roles throughout the three seasons so far. There’s still more of her to come, but we won’t spoil how and why just yet. For now, it’s all about Jenny in Outlander Season 1 and why this season’s verison of the character in particular is my #WomanCrushWednesday for this week.

We didn’t really get to meet Jenny Fraser Murray until “Lallybroch.” Jamie had told Claire a story about her, but we were seeing it through what he remembered. He’d heard stories about her and chose to believe them rather than finding out the truth. So, we only got to know the real character when Claire finally met her.

From the beginning, Jenny was a forced to be reckoned with. Here’s why she’s my #WCW.

She puts family first

Family will always come before everything. The whole time Jamie is away, she worries for him and thinks about him. This is a woman who continued to run the whole of Lallybroch while waiting and hoping for Jamie’s return in the future. She could have left everything and everyone, but she stepped up because she knew it was the right thing to do.

Then when it came to The Watch showing up, she worked with them just to keep everyone around her safe. Her family wasn’t just about her brother and children. He welcomed tennants in and even took in one of teh children from the area.

Even the story Jamie told of Jenny showed that she would put family first. He told Claire of the time Black Jack Randall tried to rape Jenny. She allowed her virtue to be stolen (okay, later we find out it wasn’t but she offered it) to protect her brother.