Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
This chapter certainly foreshadows a few things for William. He is still trying to figure out who he is right now. He doesn’t want to be the illegitimate son of a Scottish criminal, but that’s what he is. The last thing he wants is for people to find out, though. He needs to figure out who he is on the inside, and this chapter foreshadows some of that. William won’t have his commission for much longer.
Then there’s the foreshadowing for Ian and Rachel. Ian has realized that Jamie is still alive. That means Jenny is alive. We had all this talk about how Jenny would react to Rachel, and now we get to see it. Will Ian or Rachel be right with the reaction?
Of course, there’s the plot development. Ian and Rachel are betrothed. They just need to figure out the best way to marry.
Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter
I do expect to see this chapter used in the Outlander TV series. After all, William figuring out the truth is huge, especially knowing that Claire and Ian knew. We need to see how he reacts, and we definitely need to see he inherited Jamie’s anger.
This chapter doesn’t need to take up too much time. It could all be done in an episode where Ian learns that Jamie and Jenny are still alive. We could have it in the episode where Rachel and Jenny meet. After all, Jamie tells Rachel to get Ian to the print shop when Ian is freed, and we know Jenny is heading there for information.
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