Although she wasn’t necessarily searching for a new relationship when she found herself time traveling back to 18th century Scotland, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) certainly connected with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) right from the start. With their romance being a major storyline in the Outlander series, Balfe, along with executive producer Ronald D. Moore and author Diana Gabaldon, recently discussed the couple’s relationship in an interview with People.
“When Claire first meets Jamie, the initial bond of patient and nurse is something that she can relate to,” Balfe stated.
At the same time, Moore explained how Claire and Jamie feel an immediate connection, despite Claire not looking to be with someone new.
“She’s not here to have any kind of relationship with anybody, much less this young man. But nonetheless, there is a spark between the two of them,” Moore said.