We’ve done it: We’ve compiled all the reasons why Outlander’s Claire Fraser might just be the best mom of all times. Yes, times. It’s a time travel #momjoke. Mama to some, ma and mi’lady to others, grandma to many, and Sassenach to one guy in a kilt who’s her partner in everything. But to us, she’s the legendary Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser (played by the legendary Caitríona Balfe). She has a lot of names and she’s been through a lot of hard times. And okay, sure, she’ll leave you alone to time travel to see your hot dad and leave you in the future. She left Brianna once, big deal! But Brianna eventually reunited with her, she just took a later flight.
Now, some of the moments would be hard to digest if Caitríona Balfe wasn’t playing Claire. Balfe is one of those actresses who, if she tried to sell you a phone book in 2021, you’d just buy one because that’s how good she is. So when Claire was all, “I’m a time traveler, I’m leaving you to go live with your Dad,” we bought it! Now in Claire’s defense, Brianna was all, “Hey Mom, I’m cool with it.” So Claire was all, “Brianna, bye. Love you, kisses.” Plus, Brianna knew that her mother was in a loveless marriage for 20 years, and it turns out Brianna is a fan of love!
Claire’s got balance. She’s a mom, but being a mom doesn’t define her. She’s a historical health icon. She’s a time-travelin’ poke-you-in-the-butt with penicillin hot mom. Jamie and Claire made each other parents. As Jamie once said to Claire about Brianna: “She is a gift, from me to you and you to me.”
So here are the absolute best Claire Fraser mom moments over 200+ years to celebrate this time-traveling legend.
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