Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 48 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

One thing this chapter does is foreshadow that Brianna will eventually accept that both Frank and Jamie are her dads. Jamie is her biological father while Frank is the man who raised her as if he was her own dad. They are both important to her.

She’s just not ready to let everything in yet. Bree is still finding herself, and she needs time. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

We also get the foreshadowing of Geillis’s time travel. It’s clear that we’ll get Geillis’s rules of time travel in the next chapter. This helps Claire formulate her own rules, those based on Geillis’s findings and those based on Claire’s own experiences.

There’s very little to foreshadow at this point. After all, this right now seem to just circle back to the first book.

Adapting the Dragonfly in Amber chapter

This chapter had to be used in the TV show. There was no way of getting around that. However, it was used substantially differently.

The first was that we saw Brianna and Gillian meet. This doesn’t happen in the books, leading to many wondering why it happened in the show. I think there are two reasons for it.

We needed to see more Brianna. With the books told from Claire and Roger’s POVs at this point, there isn’t much time for Bree’s story. Yet, she’s an important part of the series overall, so we needed to know more about her, get to understand her a little better.

The second reason is to connect us back to Geillis. We needed to see Lotte Verbeek return, making it clear that Gillian and Geillis were one in the same.

Another reason would have been linked to timing. There wasn’t much time for the trip to the Institute with this part of the story only in half an episode. So, to cut that out, we got to see Gillian lead a protest for a free Scotland. It was an immediate understanding of who she was without the story of the SNP and the White Roses.

We did get a little with Greg Edgars, but just enough to meet him and get the notebook part. This would be useful to explain time travel and what Gillian believed was necessary.

Overall, the changes led to the exact same thing as the books but gave us more Brianna in the process. We still had Claire, Roger, and Brianna catching up with Gillian and watch her go through the stones.

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