Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Frank


I tend to dislike Frank for the same reason I dislike Jenny – his superior attitude that he knows “what’s best” for another competent adult. The things we find out in later books – that he knew Claire was telling the truth, and he researched Jamie’s life and knew that he survived Culloden and did not tell Claire – are unforgiveable to me. I don’t care if he had good intentions in wanting to spare her a difficult choice or somesuch, withholding information like that is manipulative and denying a person agency.