“Ian doesn’t love Mickey.” Ummm, no.
- In 1x09, only two episodes after they become fuck buddies, Ian ran to Mickey for comfort when his mother came back.
- In the same episode, Ian comforted Mickey after he got shot, putting himself between Mickey and the gun.
- Ian threatened Kash, his recent lover, to put money in Mickey’s commissary account and make sure that he was taken care of.
- When Mickey gets out of juvie, Ian was there to greet him with the goofiest, lovestruck expression you’ll ever see.
- Ian offered to get Mickey a job and discussed the possibility of getting vocational training because he cared about Mickey’s wellbeing and future.
- Ian tried to convince Mickey not to kill Frank (and tried to convince Frank to stay quiet about catching them together) not because he actually cared about Frank’s life, but because he wanted to keep Mickey out of juvie.
- Despite the truly painful things Mickey said in 2x08, Ian readily took him back when he got out of juvie.