Outlander: Caitríona Balfe discusses season five episode
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After a shocking season finale, Outlander fans will be glad to hear production for the upcoming sixth instalment is over and it’s expected to premiere on Starz in 2022. However, showrunner Matthew B.Roberts and Executive Producer Maril Davis reflected on the past season and opened up about the scene where Young Ian’s (played by John Bell) was disappointed with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
Season five’s episode ‘Monster and Heroes’ proved to be emotional viewing as it saw Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) on his deathbed.
Although this wasn’t the first time he was close to death and had his wife Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) nurse him back to health.
It was the first time Jamie almost accepted defeat and was willing to lose his life instead of having his leg amputated.
Not only was this an unusual decision for Jamie, but his decision also angered Young Ian who expressed his disappointment.
In the Youtube clip, showrunners Meril and Matthew spoke about the scene where Jamie was confronted by Young Ian.
Matthew said: “I think Jamie doesn’t want to disappoint people and the look in Ian’s face that he could possibly be disappointed in him like that.”
After their whole mishap, Ian returned to apologise for the things he said to Jamie out of anger.
Young Ian said: “Sorry uncle I didn’t mean what I said to you before,” while Jamie injected, “you were right to say it.”
Matthew continued: “I really kind of love that dynamic between the two of them.”
This occurred after Jamie and a few others decided to go hunting to get food for the winter seasons.
While he was preparing to take a shot at a bison, Jamie was bitten in the leg by a venomous snake.
Despite the pain, he was able to slice the head of the serpent and thankfully his son in law Roger Mackenzie (Richard Rankin) was there to suck the venom out of his leg.
As Roger tried to find the others and round them up to help Jamie, he ended up getting lost in the woods.
It was only after the other returned to the ridge did they realise, Jamie and Roger hadn’t made it back yet.
As Jamie was getting worse with an infection, Roger’s lips began numbing and he had pins and needles in his fingers.
The two were finally back the next morning when Young Ian noticed Jamie’s horse returned without him and went on a hunt to find them.
It proved successful and the two injured were able to go to Claire’s clinic where they could seek treatment. As she tried to work out a way to get the venom out, she told him the options.
Without a syringe, Jamie could have his leg amputated or risk losing his life and he chose the latter.
This angered Young Ian because his father Fergus was an amputee and lived a full life with one arm, even Jamie’s father had one leg.
However, he was motivated to apologise to Jamie after Fergus told him they had to do all they could to be there for him.
Outlander season six premieres on Starz and Starzplay in 2022.
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