Outlander Season 6, Episode 3 recap: Fergus opens up a little

Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ
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Outlander Season 6 — Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ
Outlander Season 6 — Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ /

Malva and Young Ian form a bond

Malva is watching the surgery happen through the window. Young Ian is also outside, and he starts up a conversation. There’s a chance to see the two of them bond.

It looks like this could lead to something more serious between the two of them. However, what it really does is foreshadow some things for Malva. Young Ian doesn’t think she is old enough to be a sinner, and Malva points out that looks can be deceiving.

Malva also shares that her mom was hanged as a witch. Why was that?

This is also an important chance to learn more about Young Ian. He admits that he doesn’t really know what he believes in anymore. That doesn’t really matter. All he knows is that he has a safe place with Jamie, although he doesn’t know if his place is at the Ridge or not.

Jamie doles out the discipline for the young boys

Roger heads out to the McCallum cabin to see Aidan. Aidan is terrified that Roger is going to tell his mom, but he makes it clear that Jamie wants to see him instead.

While there, we do get a moment with Amy and Roger and it’s another straight from the book. Roger hears a scream, and Amy shares that Lizzie brought up some milk. However, there’s something haunting the milk. Well, it turns out to be a frog, and it’s clearly some prank the boys tried to play on Lizzie.

Jamie does get a chance to talk to the young boys. He puts a hot poker on a table and gives the boys a choice. They either touch Henri-Christian (because he finds out from Roger that they floated the baby in a basket because they were scared they’d get burned touching him) or they touch the poker. All the boys touch the baby.

When one of the lads asks if Roger was right that Henri-Christian was the Lord’s child, Jamie makes it clear not to argue with Roger about that. And I love that we see Jamie supportive and respectful of Roger in this moment. Jamie also points out that Henri-Christian is his child too. That’s his grandchild, and he will do what he can to protect him.

Later on, Jamie comes across Malva while she’s picking mushrooms. He uses the chance to find out more about Allan and Malva’s upbringing, and Malva confirms she and her brother have the same mother. Malva manages to change the conversation, making it clear that she knows some parts of her story need to be kept quiet.