Ewan explains how he and Logan had been despatched to reside with their Uncle Noah in Canada throughout World War 2. Noah (who was as soon as referred to sarcastically by Kendall as “evil Uncle Noah”) and his spouse, who had “a little money,” despatched Logan to a boarding faculty. According to Ewan, Logan hated it and, after falling sick, he was allowed to return house. He recovered as soon as he left faculty, however after Logan got here again, Rose contracted polio and died from it. Logan believed that he’d introduced the illness again from faculty and handed it on to his sister. Ewan has his doubts, however apparently Noah and his spouse “did nothing to disabuse [Logan]” of the idea that he was at fault.
We know from season 1, episode 7 “Austerlitz” that Noah whipped Logan, and that the Roy patriarch by no means swam in entrance of his youngsters because of the scars on his again. It’s unclear if Rose’s loss of life was what motivated this bodily abuse, nevertheless it does appear believable. It’s simply as a lot a query mark if Ewan suffered the identical abuse as Logan. He does name his uncle “a character” in his speech, however that might merely be his disapproval of how Noah handled Logan.