Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
There is a tiny bit of foreshadowing in this chapter. This chapter is all about Ian gaining some sort of closure, which is important in moving forward. I guess it’s more character development than foreshadowing. However, we’re going to see Ian gain happiness. He will end up with someone who is closer to his own culture than Emily’s.
We’ll also see that Emily’s storyline isn’t over just yet. There is more to come for Ian and his Mohawk family. Some of this won’t come up until much later in the story, though.
Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter
The chapter was partly used in the TV series. As you’ll note from the previous chapter, Ian opens up to a different character in Outlander Season 6. He talks to Jamie instead of Brianna, and I still like both ways of handling it for the different formats.
I love in the TV series that it is Jamie because it is a shadow of the Outlander Season 4 moment when Ian opens up about his trauma from Geillis. The reason Ian opens up in the TV show is also different. Instead of opening up on a journey to see a mammoth, Ian opens up because the Mohawk is visiting the Cherokee at the same time.
We’ll also see a change to who Emily chooses. The hurt is still similar, though. Ian views Kaheroton as a brother, so it is more hurtful to see Emily choose him over a brother-in-law Ian doesn’t really like. Why would the show do this? This will be linked to casting new actors and keeping something easy for us to view to form connections. We’d already met Kaheroton in Outlander Season 4, so it was easy to see that it was the Mohawk with the Cherokee and that this would understandably open up an opportunity for Ian to talk to someone about Emily.
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