Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 48 breakdown

Outlander Season 4 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks/STARZ
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Brianna realizes and accepts that the rape wasn’t her fault in Outlander Book 4, Chapter 48

Brianna turns to Jamie for some help with where her head is at in Outlander Book 4, Chapter 49. It’s an important chapter for Brianna’s character development, as she realizes that there was nothing she could have done.

Up to this point, she’s focused her mind on what she could have done had she tried harder. It’s something all survivors have on their mind. Could they have stopped the attack before it even happened? It’s hard to accept that there’s nothing different that could have happened, but Brianna has the chance to not just realize it through words but realize it through actions, which helps settle her mind a little more.

The chapter is also an important one for father-daughter bonding. However, there’s still a big secret between them, with Jamie not even hinting that he thinks he’s taken care of Bree’s attacker.

Of course, the chapter was used for the series. There was no way around this. The location the story took place was different, and that was definitely due to filming needs. I’ll get to that in the adaptation section of the breakdown.

Let’s dive into Drums of Autumn Chapter 48.