These spoilers are ridiculous. Let’s go over the plethora of reasons as to why:
Mickey breaking out of jail is not a resolution, it opens up a new can of worms. He is now a wanted man. Anywhere they go, anything they do. Mickey (and now Ian) will have a target on his back. That’s not freedom. It’s just it’s another version of prison.
Ian has suddenly been visiting Mickey off screen, multiple times, after having to be paid to go there the last time we saw them? Girl, bye.
He’s borderline in love with this Trevor person approximately ten minutes after he and Faileb split, finds out Mickey’s on the lam and within one episode runs off into the night (or day) with him? Sure, that doesn’t sound flighty at all.
IAN. CLAYTON. GALLAGHER. HAS. A. BIPOLAR. DISORDER. DIAGNOSIS. A DIAGNOSIS THAT HE TREATS WITH MEDICATION AND UNDER REGULATED MEDICAL SUPERVISION.
How the hell do you think he’s getting his meds if he’s on the run with his fugitive ex-boyfriend?
As if they didn’t have enough struggles the last time they were together and Ian wasn’t medicated and now we’ll add running from the law to that.
If you wanted to try to rectify Mickey’s abrupt departure after season 5 (because, really, that 601 scene was a shabby band-aid covering up the gaping wound you idiots created and was not a part of your plan), then you should have given him a real arc. Show him being released from prison early, maybe having his charges dismissed, this isn’t Prison Break (that was already a show and it was a good one).
Show Ian going through real redemption for what he did to Mickey, a story that does their relationship justice and not this lame bill of goods where you bring Noel Fisher back to pander to us and slap these two together again in the span of barely an episode. Instead of having him jump from person to person to person, maybe you should have had him do a bit of hard soul searching after Faileb and turned it back to he and Mickey, oh I don’t know, at the beginning of the season after they split? Instead of wasting time on this new “relationship” that no one gives a shit about anyway.
But nope, bring back Noel Fisher again as your go to clean up guy when you’re up shit’s creek. And again, for what, one episode? Maybe two at best?
Oh and the writers may or may not have “borrowed” their escape idea from the fandom’s #2 most popular fanfic…