Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
There is certainly some foreshadowing in this chapter. The first is when Roger knows that Bree is up to something when it comes to Bonnet’s execution. We don’t know what it is at this point, but she does have a plan. I do think she doesn’t fully know if she’s going to go through with it at this point or not.
In the end, she rows out and shoots Bonnet so he doesn’t die by drowning—his greatest fear. We see a touch of mercy to her, although maybe it is also to make sure he’s dead!
The other element of foreshadowing is William feeling like he knows Bree from somewhere. We know that she has some resemblance to Jamie, so it’s not surprising that William feels like he knows her. He just doesn’t realize that it’s because she looks so much like him. Eventually, he is going to find out, and it’s all due to the striking resemblance to Jamie Fraser.
Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter
There’s no need for most of this chapter to be used. For one, Stephen Bonnet is already dead. We don’t need to see the MacKenzies look for a vantage point.
Secondly, Bree already knows about William in the series. I love that the show slightly changed things and had Jamie tell Bree. This shows the trust that Jamie has in his daughter, and it showed how their bond has changed over the years. I did feel disappointed that Bree had to find out about her brother from another person and not from her parents in the book.
I think the only part of this chapter we could get is William and Brianna meeting. There can still be a comment of his resemblance, and William can still feel like he’s met Bree before. However, I suspect a lot of this part of A Breath of Snow and Ashes is going to be skipped over in Outlander Season 7.
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