Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 30 breakdown

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Foreshadowing within the Outlander chapter

For some reason, I feel like the missing sheep is foreshadowing something. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but it almost feels like a metaphor for something that’s coming up. Maybe it’s an element of the things to come with Culloden, some of the Jacobites breaking away from the cause because nobody could agree on a strategy; the reason the Jacobite rebellion was such a failure in the end despite initial success.

There’s also an element of continued foreshadowing when it comes Fergus. Claire’s simple “he’s Jamie’s” line makes it very clear that this young pickpocket has become more than just an employee. He’s become family, and there’s this sense of how important he will become in future storylines.

Otherwise, the chapter is pretty much catchup. It’s the calm before the storm because we know that storm is coming.

Adapting the Outlander chapter

Not all of this chapter was adapted. In fact, we got nothing of the scene in France with Jared and we didn’t get the explanation of the MacNab house. After all, there wasn’t much time to go through all this.

Outlander Season 2, Episode 8 had to include the Frasers returning to Lallybroch and then everything with Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat. There wasn’t enough time to go into detail of the Frasers’ welcome home, sadly.

I do wish the show could have offered us more in the episode with Claire and Jamie at Lallybroch. In fact, I’d have been happy with just one episode for them to be home and then jump into the full Scotland story. Sadly, due to time constraints, it just wasn’t meant to be.

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