Fans of Outlander will remember Lizzie (played by Caitlin O’Ryan) began to fall for Young Ian (John Bell) in season four when she arrived at Fraser’s Ridge with Brianna Fraser (Sophie Skelton). While Ian went on to become part of the Mohawk tribe, his return in season five prompted an elated response from Lizzie who was undoubtedly thrilled to have him back. Viewers know Ian has been through something traumatic with the Mohawk but he could be about to find happiness with Lizzie.
In the second instalment of the Outlander: End of Summer series, John and his co-star Lauren Lyle, who plays Marsali, shared a deleted scene from season five.
The clip shows Young Ian preparing to head off with his uncle Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) to rescue Claire (Caitriona Balfe), who has been abducted.
As he puts on his war paint, Lizzie begs him not to leave the Ridge and instead stay behind with her.
Speaking ahead of the deleted scene, John remarks: “Today we are filming the DVD extra scene, Warpaint.”
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Outlander season 6: Young Ian and Lizzie romance ‘confirmed’ in deleted scene (Image: STARZ)
Outlander season 6: Young Ian can be seen preparing war paint as he heads off to rescue Claire (Image: STARZ)
“What the scene is about, is Young Ian preparing to go to war, really for the first time,” showrunner Matthew B Roberts adds.
John continues: “Ian is looking for ingredients in order to make a blood red paint, which is really his form of armour.”
“Ian is asking Lizzie to help him get ready for battle,” Caitlin explains.
“She’s terrified that by doing something for Ian, such as that, she would let him down again.”