Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 4 breakdown

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Outlander Season 4 — Courtesy of Aimee Spinks/STARZ Media Center
Outlander Season 4 — Courtesy of Aimee Spinks/STARZ Media Center /

Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

This chapter certainly has a lot of foreshadowing. The first is in Roger’s section as he thinks about money. He doesn’t want Brianna to think that he only wants her for her money, and we know it comes up in The Fiery Cross. There are a few people who think that he’s only interested in Brianna because of her inheritance potential.

There’s also some foreshadowing in their relationship. Brianna wonders how Claire could know she was in love and how Claire got it wrong. It’s clear that this is going to keep coming up for her as she continues her relationship with Roger.

And then there’s the panic attack as she thinks about being a Fraser. There’s more to come from Brianna as she figures out if she’s a Randall or a Fraser. She struggles with betraying Frank by wanting to connect to her Fraser heritage.

Adapting the Drums of Autumn chapter

Let’s talk the adaptation of Drums of Autumn Chapter 4. While the festival was included, it certainly wasn’t done in the same way. Throughout Outlander Season 4, Episode 3, Brianna was more than happy to connect to her Fraser heritage. She enjoyed every moment and didn’t have the moments of overwhelm.

I am disappointed in this, especially since Brianna thinks of how she’s betraying Frank at a later point in the season. It would have been good to see some of the apprehension in this point in the series.

Another major change was that Roger and Brianna’s big argument about marriage happens at the festival on the show. That’s not the case in the book. The book ends this point of the story in a more positive light for the two of them.

I know the show had some major limitations when it came to Bree and Roger’s story. I keep saying that the show didn’t give us enough time developing Bree and Roger’s stories separately or together.

Part of that is due to the limit of episodes and time, but another part is spending time on moments with Claire and Jamie. While it started as Claire and Jamie’s story, the show has moved on from just them, and more time is needed to allow for the development of other characters because of that.

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