Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
There is a little bit of foreshadowing in this chapter. It’s clear that we’re going to get to know more about Young Ian’s time with the Mohawk. This is more about plot development, though. Well, character development to be more exact.
The foreshadowing itself is in Bree and Roger talking about their own time. That’s when things make sense for Bree, when she feels like she belongs. There is going to be an opportunity for them to go back to their own time, but that doesn’t mean they’ll stay. Maybe the past is where they belong.
Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter
The TV show changed the person Ian told the story to. Instead of Bree, he talks to Jamie about it. I do love both ways of doing it, but for the TV show, having Young Ian turn to Jamie made a lot more sense. We’ve seen the two of them connect more over the seasons, so it makes sense that he would trust Jamie with this.
Plus, it all comes up because of the person who Emily chooses instead. Kaheroton is visiting the Cherokee when Ian and Jamie go to deliver the weapons.
I would have loved to see Bree and Ian discuss making sense of where they are and who they are, but I think that ship has sailed for Bree. She and Roger tried to go back through the stones and were thinking of “home.” Home brought them back to their own time, which indicates that this is her place now.
As long as Ian’s story was told, I was always going to be happy. We needed it for the character development.
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