‘Outlander’ Fans Have a Thrilling Theory About Young Ian’s Lost Love

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Outlander followers had been elated to see Young Ian return in episode 8, “Famous Last Words.” His Fraser’s Ridge household reunion was heartwarming. But after listening to his heartbreaking story, followers have a idea about Young Ian’s misplaced love. 

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What occurred when Young Ian returned on ‘Outlander’ season 5, episode 8?

Young Ian (John Bell) has been lacking from Outlander ever since he gave himself to the Mohawk in season 4. In a candy and noble gesture, he sacrifices himself into the service of the tribe in trade for Roger’s (Richard Rankin) freedom. Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and his uncle Jamie (Sam Heughan) are compelled to depart him behind and haven’t seen him since. 

But in “Famous Last Words,” Young Ian returns to Fraser’s Ridge and reunites with the household. However, he isn’t the identical individual he was when he left. With a Mohawk coiffure, face tattoo, and tribal jewellery, Young Ian seems like he totally assimilated into the tribe’s tradition.

He additionally appears very upset and troubled whereas spending time with the household, however doesn’t disclose the explanation to anybody. However, when Roger and Young Ian journey into the woods to survey new land, his ghosts turn out to be extra obvious. Young Ian will get able to take his personal life however is interrupted by Roger simply in time.

Young Ian tells Roger about his heartbreak

Toward the tip of the Outlander episode, after Roger knocks over Young Ian’s pot of toxic hemlock, he asks him why he’s attempting to take his personal life. Ian confirms it’s a few lady he cherished however doesn’t reveal any particulars, aside from the truth that she’s not lifeless. 

“But she’s lost to me,” he tells Roger. “I only wanted the pain to end. Just to be at peace.”

‘Outlander’ followers suppose Young Ian’s misplaced love is likely to be a time traveler

While there’s no affirmation but, most Outlander followers suppose Young Ian met his love throughout his time with the Mohawk. She might have been a part of the tribe, and a few suppose she might have had some connection to the stone circle close to their village. One Reddit fan in contrast Young Ian’s description of his woman to Claire’s description of Frank (Tobias Menzies) in season 1.

“I just need to know what exactly is going on with Young Ian,” the Redditor wrote. “For some reason, I’m thinking maybe his wife was/is a time traveler and that’s why she’s lost to him but not dead. Kind of like in season one when Claire didn’t say Frank was dead, just that he wasn’t alive.”

“I had the exact same thought about whoever Young Ian’s significant other is!!” one other Reddit fan added. “Especially with that comment to Jamie about him and Claire having secrets, it just seemed very pointed.”

And one person speculated that Young Ian in all probability is aware of extra concerning the Fraser’s time-traveling adventures than he lets on. “Ian definitely knows there’s more to the story of Claire and Jamie’s separation and reunion that they don’t tell people, but I think he only brought it up as a way to say he’s not ready to share what happened with the Mohawk yet,” the Reddit person instructed.

Hopefully, earlier than the season ends, Young Ian reveals extra particulars about his relationship, who the lady is, and the way it all went down. 

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