Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 13 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

There isn’t too much in the way of foreshadowing in this chapter. There is a plot that could come up again eventually. Jamie wants to understand who had the priest arrested and why. This priest was only here at the invitation of Jocasta, and he’d been allowed to roam freely throughout the Gathering the whole time. It’s only been on this last day that he’s been arrested.

There is a bigger conspiracy, but we don’t get to the bottom of that in the chapter.

However, as for foreshadowing, it’s all about the weddings. No, some of them won’t go ahead. However, the most important one of the day will happen. Roger and Brianna will be man and wife by the end of the Gathering.

Adapting The Fiery Cross chapter

There was no need to adapt this chapter for Outlander Season 5. Sometimes, it does feel like there’s drama in the books for the sake of drama. It lengthens out the story, but is it all really that necessary?

The series had to reduce the time spent in certain parts of the story and that meant cutting out the entire Gathering. The focus of the premiere was just on the wedding, and that went off without trouble. After all, Bree and Roger had already had plenty of drama leading up to this. They didn’t need more of it.

Instead of putting the drama within the wedding, it came after. Brianna learned Bonnet was still alive, and Jamie gets the orders to form the militia. The actual drama pushes the main plot forward, and that’s required for TV storytelling. It’s why cutting out the entire Gathering and only including certain parts of it worked really well for me.

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