Starz just revealed Outlanderseason 3’s first episode and fans, of course, were extremely excited to witness Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) once again. After the long droughtlander, viewers will finally see what is going to transpire in Claire’s return to 1948 to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies).

In an interview with the Variety, Menzies and Balfe talked about the television show’s future and their get together. The series based on Diana Gabaldon’s “Voyager” first episode revealed Claire and Frank having a hard time to work things out because of her infidelity.

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Frank and Claire’s romance

“It’s a kind of exploration of deeply compromised, imperfect love,” Menzies told the Variety.

The 43-year-old star continued to say that Frank and Claire tried their best to put as possibly much “love, tenderness, compassion, and goodwill” to their relationship, but their relationship was just simply not working out.

Balfe also told the publication that it was a must that the “Outlander” Season 3’s writers to perfectly portray that Frank and Claire’s romance didn’t start to be as doomed as it was now. She really wanted to reveal that they actually had a good and happy relationship from the start. In fact, if ever Claire didn’t experience being deeply touched in her soul by Jaime, she would rather return to Frank and be very happy with the man who touched her heart.

Frank would be having a hard time to move on knowing that Claire cheated on him. However, they respect each other a lot, although just in a platonic sense.

More matured Claire

Fans will also see more matured Claire and Frank in “Outlander” Season 3. With that, Balfe and Menzies also discussed the process that they had been through.

Claire is now 50 years old as the television show continues in 1968.

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“We told it more through emotional weight,” Menzies revealed. Instead of seeing them unable to move because of their age, fans will just see them more settled than ever before.

Balfe, on the other hand, unveiled that Claire would be putting her sexuality, which viewers know as a big part of her personality, on the shelf. So, fans will see more firm and strict Claire this time. “That’s more what I was looking to explore,” she said.

Menzies and Balfe assured that “Outlander” Season 3 will stay true to its book, “Voyager,” just like its previous seasons. Menzies explained that the television show’s executive producers are all very “dedicated and committed” to grasp the novel in all its aspect, so they could trust on that.

“Outlander” Season 3 airs every Sunday at 8 p.m. on Starz.