Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 24 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

What does the Drums of Autumn chapter hint at? It’s all about Bree and Roger’s trips through the stones.

During the chapter, Roger thinks about how he hopes Bree is still going to visit in the summer. That was the plan, but now he’s worried that she’s pulling away and she won’t come. The chapter takes place just months before Bree goes through the stones, so we get that hint that she isn’t going to make it.

Instead, it’s Roger who will make a trip for her in the summer. He’ll be the one going through the stones.

Roger’s thoughts also foreshadow things to come. Bree is pulling away from him. This could be the point she realizes that she can’t stay in the present day and needs to go back to the past to find her parents.

Adapting the Drums of Autumn chapter

This chapter wasn’t used for the series. There simply wasn’t the need for it. With the way Bree and Roger’s storyline was written, they’d broken up after the festival. He was no longer trying to woo her at this point.

Well, not fully. The two hadn’t really spoken until Roger found out where the Frasers had likely settled in North Carolina.

The only thing in the chapter that could have been important is Fiona being the one to send the magazine to Roger. She wants to see the two of them together, and it’s like she knows more than she’s letting on. In the show we get that but through the obituary instead.

I didn’t feel like we were missing anything without this chapter on the show.

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