William Ransom is the illegitimate son of Jamie Fraser and has change into a extra outstanding character within the newest season of Outlander, however will he ever discover out who his actual father is?
Outlander season 7 has been delighting followers for the previous few weeks and lots of have loved attending to see extra of William Ransom, who was first launched in season 3 of the present.
For the previous couple of seasons of the present, William has had no thought who his actual father is and has been raised by Lord John Gray. Nevertheless, he has now change into a major character within the present and is ready to spend extra time butting heads with the Fraser clan. Does this imply that he’ll quickly uncover that Jamie is his actual dad? Here is what we all know based mostly on the guide sequence…
*Warning: This text accommodates spoilers for Outlander season 7 and the books.*
Who performs William Ransom?
In season 7 of the present, Canadian actor Charles Vandervaart has portrayed William Ransom. The actor was born in 2000, and is at present 22 years outdated, making him simply 4 years older than his on-screen character who is eighteen.
In season 4 of the present, Oliver Finnegan portrayed William and in season 3 Clark Butler performed William. Three actors had been used to indicate William on the totally different phases of his life.
Who’s William Ransom’s mom?
William Ransom was born throughout season 3 of Outlander when Claire was again within the twentieth century and Jamie was within the 18th century serving his parole as a groom for the Dunsanys.
William Ransom was conceived by Geneva Dunsany, the eldest daughter of the household who manipulated and blackmailed Jamie Fraser into taking her virginity earlier than she was married off to Ludovic Ransom, Eighth Earl of Ellesmere. Their one night time of ardour resulted in her being pregnant simply earlier than she was married off to Earl Ellesmere.
Geneva died throughout childbirth and simply moments later her husband was killed by Jamie. In a match of rage, the Earl grew to become satisfied that the new child wasn’t his (which was correct) and threatened to throw him out of the window. Jamie shot him in an effort to save the infant and the Earl later died from his accidents.
Geneva’s sister, Isobel (Tanya Reynolds) took within the child and raised him together with her husband Lord John Gray as his step-parents. Within the first few years of Willie’s life, Jamie is current and spends a whole lot of time with the younger boy as he was nonetheless the groom for his household. The pair had been finally separated whereas Willie was nonetheless a younger boy.
Following Isobel’s loss of life, Lord John Gray raised William on his personal and swore to Jamie that William won’t ever know that Jamie is his father, and due to this fact his inheritance to the Earl of Ellesmere title won’t ever be questioned.
Does William Ransom ever uncover that his father is Jamie Fraser?
Sure. Within the seventh guide An Echo within the Bone, William works out for himself that Jamie is his actual father. William sees John and Jamie speaking and instantly realises that Jamie is his actual father. Jamie then confirms the reality and William is livid together with his step-father Lord John for preserving this a secret. This story is then additional developed within the eighth guide.
In the mean time, Outlander season 7 is predicated on the seventh guide so William could quickly discover out that Jamie is his organic father. Nevertheless, the creators of the present could want to change the storytelling and have a distinct method of constructing this revelation. Some have even steered that William could already know!
If we forged our minds again to season 4, William as soon as heard Jamie claiming to be his father. This was when William speared a fish in Cherokee territory and is threatened by locals. As a way to shield him, Jamie says they need to take his blood as a substitute of William’s as he’s his father.
After all, William could properly have believed that Jamie solely stated this to guard him, however on the finish of his time with the Frasers, he seems to be again at Jamie wistfully. This appeared to reference an earlier dialog about wanting their paths to cross once more. Outlander is all the time stuffed with dramatic ups and downs so we should wait and see in the event that they select to combine issues up within the present!