Claire Beauchamp has a choice to make at the beginning of Outlander. Who does she choose in the end? Who will she be with when the books end?
Of course, there are some spoilers in this for those who haven’t started Outlander at all. If you’re all caught up, you know exactly who Claire chooses.
When Claire originally heads through the stones, she isn’t a single lady. She’s a married World War II nurse who just wants to get back to her own time. She wants to get back to her husband, Frank Randall. It’s the only thing on her mind at first.
However, she runs into a group of Highlanders who save her from Black Jack Randall. That’s when she meets Jamie Fraser, and suddenly she’s thrown into a love triangle with a twist. She needs to figure out whether she even wants to get back to her own time or not.
Who does Claire choose in Outlander Season 1?
For those who haven’t watched the first season, you may start by wondering whether Claire chooses to go back to her own time to Frank or creates a life in the past with Jamie. It isn’t easy to tell who she will choose at first.
At first, Claire is focused on getting back to her own time. A mistake leads to her being arrested by Black Jack Randall, and she has no choice but to marry Jamie to protect her life. That’s the point things start to change for her. It’s the point where she fully allows herself to follow her heart.
She lets Jamie know the truth about who she is and where she’s from. Jamie takes her back to Craigh na Dun, where she’s able to choose who she wants to be with. In that moment, she decides Jamie is the one for her.
That doesn’t prevent Claire from going back to Frank. Before Culloden, Jamie tells Claire to go back to her own time where she and their unborn child will be safe. Claire chooses Frank for 20 years until his death and then she finds out Jamie survived Culloden. She heads back to the past to choose Jamie for a second time.
There’s no way Claire and Jamie will choose someone other than themselves after this. They are endgame, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Well, except Diana Gabaldon!