Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 29 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

There isn’t much in the way of foreshadowing in this chapter. At least, not that I see. We get no hint of things that are going to come unless you can look at the way Fanny cares for the baby goat that she’s carrying. Fanny clearly cares for the animals, but she has few social skills because of the way she’s lived for the last two years.

This chapter is more about pushing the story forward. Claire and Jamie need to get to Brownsville, and they even question how Roger is doing there. It’s clear that Fanny is holding back on something, and we’re about to find out what that is.

Adapting The Fiery Cross chapter

The important moments of this chapter were used for Outlander Season 5. We got to find out what Mr. Beardsley was going to do, and we find out that Mrs. Beardsley is known as Fanny.

However, the group doesn’t travel through the night. There would be a few reasons for this.

Keeping the scene within the Beardsley homestead would have been much easier for filming. It would have been cheaper than dealing with the elements and the lighting outside. Everything is much easier to control on a set and within a building. Filming in the house would have been quicker and cheaper, which is important for a show like Outlander.

I don’t think the change in scenery takes away from the actual story. In fact, I’d rather the show finds a way around dealing with the elements to make it easier for filming.

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