Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
I do think there’s some foreshadowing in this chapter for William’s storyline. There’s a moment where he doesn’t feel right using his title, and I think this connects to what his future storyline is going to be. He needs to find himself, and part of that involves stepping down from his commission.
Then there’s Captain Richardson. We know he’s trouble, and this chapter foreshadows that he’s far more trouble than we initially gave him credit for. Richardson notes that it would be “a great help” to many people if William were to find John or Hal. Why is that? I guess some of this is plot development, but it also foreshadows Richardson’s connection to a lot of storylines.
Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter
So, will we see this chapter used in the TV series? It’s hard to say considering Outlander Season 8 is confirmed as the last, but I think some of it will be used. We need to see how William copes with finding out the truth about his paternity, and it’s important to see the next steps for him in terms of the military and his life in the Colonies.
It’s the Captain Richardson part that I’m not too sure about. I could certainly see him included as a villain in the past. That makes a lot of sense, but I’m not sure if it’s going to be in the way the book has done it. There are only so many episodes so some elements of the story may need to be sped up a bit. Changes may need to be made similar to the way Lionel Brown was used in Outlander Season 5.
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