Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 71 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

This chapter ends with the big moment. Brianna and Roger are getting married, and that’s going to happen at the beginning of The Fiery Cross.

However, the foreshadowing actually comes from the letter that Roger memorized. There is more to this story. Much more.

We still haven’t got to the bottom of Frank’s involvement. How much did he really know? What did he really do? It’s clear that Frank helped to get Brianna prepared for life in the 18th century if she needed it, although he didn’t really want to believe that it was possible.

Adapting the Drums of Autumn chapter

The chapter wasn’t used in the series, but there was a conversation kept. At some point in the series, Jamie makes a point of saying to Claire that he would never take Frank from her. However, he doesn’t mind taking her from Frank. He’s a jealous man, which isn’t that surprising.

Most of the chapter wasn’t needed since the series didn’t head to the Gathering. The most notable part of the chapter that didn’t get included was the letter. I had wondered if the show would bring it up during Outlander Season 5, but it didn’t end up there, either.

I have a feeling that some of the later books won’t be included. I have to wonder if there is even the plan of having Brianna and Roger back in the 20th century. It would seem odd not to include that due to the amount of content that is there, but then, there’s no guarantee the show will get to that point in the story, I guess.

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