Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 38 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

This chapter certainly foreshadows a few things. The first is Richardson. Up to this point, there have been a few mentions of how he can’t be trusted. This chapter continues that. It’s clear that he was leading William to his death, but why? This is all still to play out.

The biggest foreshadowing for me, though, is how the Hunters will play a bigger part in the overall story. This isn’t just about them accompanying William to Canada. It’s clear from the fact that there is some sort of backstory to come out that they will play a bigger role.

Rachel is welcoming of all. She and Denzell didn’t just not treat William when they thought he was Catholic. They haven’t said anything negative to him. They’re the welcoming sort, making it clear that they want to be good people. That is what the Quaker religion is all about, after all. And I do think this foreshadows Rachel and Ian finding love with one another.

Adapting An Echo in the Bone chapter

I do expect to see this chapter used in Outlander Season 7. I can’t see how the Hunters will be introduced otherwise.

Well, okay, I do. The writers could create a different storyline and there are plenty of ways to bring the Quakers in. However, I don’t see the point in that when there is a chapter right here.

We know the Hunters are coming into the story. I don’t suspect we’ll see a big break between their introductions and them meeting the Frasers and Ian, but I do expect we’ll see the majority of their story play out in the show.

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