Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 12 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

There is some foreshadowing within the chapter, but it’s through the things that haven’t been said. Jamie makes a note that Josiah can’t come directly to the Ridge, but he doesn’t know why. We get to know a little about Josiah’s backstory, but it’s clear there is more to it. Why wouldn’t he be able to leave right away?

That’s all to come. Josiah isn’t alone. Nor is he actually free to just move to the Ridge. It’s all about to come up in a few chapters, leading to some dark moments in The Fiery Cross.

We also get a bit of foreshadowing of things to come at the weddings. With the priest arrested, it’s going to be much harder to have anyone married. This long day just isn’t quite going to plan.

Adapting The Fiery Cross chapter

While a lot of the chapter wasn’t used on Outlander Season 5, there was the introduction of Josiah Beardsley. However, the show handled this a little differently.

We got to meet Josiah on the screen. In the book, Jamie and Claire had already met the boy and got the backstory. We were just quickly told the backstory in the book. I always prefer to be shown something instead of told something, which is a flaw with a first-person POV story. We’re told a lot by Claire throughout the Outlander series.

In the show, we get to hear the story from Josiah’s point of view. It’s clear from his expressions that he’s holding back, and we get to learn a little more over the course of the first three episodes. It doesn’t take long to tackle the storyline, and it is an important one to get the Beardsley twins on the Ridge as free men.

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