Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
We know that everything with Jemmy’s paternity isn’t over just yet. Stephen Bonnet is still out there, and the man believes that maybe he is Jemmy’s father. Jemmy being the heir to River Run is going to be important to Bonnet.
We still need to see how all that plays out in the book. However, that’s just a small hint in the chapter as they discuss hereditary marks. Most of the focus is on the situation at the time.
Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter
This chapter was partly adapted for the TV series. We didn’t see everyone around, but we do get to see Roger and Brianna realize that Roger is Jemmy’s biological father.
Everything happens in the Outlander Season 6 finale. The family is on the road to Edenton, where Brianna realizes that the only option for Jemmy’s lice is to shave his head. I love that there isn’t a discussion about what to do. Bree is very straightforward in her thoughts. Why would she worry about other options to treat lice, especially out in the forest?
We get that moment of Roger noting that the mole is hereditary. He has the information because of his doctor. It makes sense that he’d know something about it, although he would have been too young at the time to know much. That part isn’t important to me. I’m so there for the reaction. I just love the way Roger doesn’t note what it actually means at first. It’s Brianna who realizes at first, and then Roger decides that he has lice too.
I still get shivers thinking about the way the scene on the show played out. I certainly connected with it more on the series than through the book, although I did miss Claire and Jamie’s reactions to hearing the news, too.
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