Outlander Season 6, Episode 4 recap: Young Ian’s story revealed

Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ
Outlander Season 6 -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ /
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Outlander Season 6, Episode 4
Outlander Season 6 — Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ /

Jamie meets another Indian Agent

It wasn’t all about Young Ian. We get to meet another Indian Agent, Alexander “Scotchie” Cameron. Jamie quickly hits it off with the man, but it’s clear that things aren’t going to go all that well. Scotchie wants to travel west, which means passing over treaty lines. Jamie points out this is wrong, but Scotchie believes that some of the other tribes will sell the land.

After delivering the guns, Young Ian talks with some of the Mohawk and finds out that Kaheroton and Emily had a son together. This leads to a fight between Young Ian and Kaheroton. This is why Scotchie ends up in a dual.

Scotchie breaks up the fight and insults Kaheroton. When Kaheroton demands an apology, Scotchie makes it clear that he will only dual.

Young Ian struggles with questions after learning that Kaheroton had a son. This is the reason why I do like that Young Ian opened up to Jamie. As Young Ian questions whether God is punishing him by taking his daughter, Jamie uses this time to share his worries about the soul of Faith. Jamie and Young Ian have some similar stories in the fact that Jamie didn’t get to hold Faith just like Young Ian didn’t get to hold his daughter. Jamie offers a beautiful thought about death after life. “We come home to the Lord.”

With that, Young Ian goes to speak to Kaheroton and takes him Jamie’s pistol for the dual. Kaheroton wants Young Ian to go to Emily and his son if he dies, giving Young Ian a bracelet that is the same as the one Emily once gave Young Ian.

While that goes on, Jamie tells Bird that the women in his family see what’s to come through dreams. It’s the easiest way to share a “prophecy.” He wants to give Bird a fighting chance after the Revolutionary War. Jamie wants Bird to help his people to hide when it comes to the war so there’s a chance they could escape and live. Bird agrees to pass the story through the generations.

Bird just has one question. Did Jamie pay a great deal for his wife? “She cost me all I had…she was worth it.”

When we finally get to the dual, Scotchie turns early. Young Ian saves Kaheroton’s life, and Jamie says that Kaheroton can fire at will. Scotchie panics and begs for his life, leading to Kaheroton to choose to fire the pistol into the air and allow Scotchie to live with his shame. Young Ian sends Kaheroton back to the Mohawk with Emily’s bracelet.

With all this, Young Ian gets closure. He places the wolf’s head necklace that Emily had given (a symbol of her tribe) into the water as his way of saying goodbye and letting go.

This whole thing has helped Young Ian realize that he can be both Ian Murray and Wolf’s Brother. Jamie points out that he has been called many names. Young Ian can call himself whatever he wants. All that matters is who he is in his heart. However, Jamie decides he will resign as Indian Agent. He can’t be everything anymore.