Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
The chapter certainly foreshadows the way the British and Continental people will treat the Native Americans after all this. They simply don’t care. These people are “different”. I think some of it comes from the view of the Native Americans being savages, and the white people just view this as yet another one of those cases. Why would they get in the way of tribe arguments?
There’s also foreshadowing of Hal becoming more integral to the story. He is sticking around with John, giving us a chance to see their lives in the Colonies and beyond. We’ll also get more of William as he figures out who he is and slowly comes to terms with the truth.
This chapter certainly foreshadows William’s reaction at the end of Go Tell the Bees when he finds out about John’s capture. He doesn’t want anything to happen to John, even if he is angry with the man.
Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter
I’m in two minds about whether this chapter will be used. I have a feeling that we’ll see John and William reunite, but the rest of it, I’m just not sure about. Maybe the bit with Ian killing the Native American and everyone not caring. It’ll be a sign for Ian that Bree’s words about what will come of the Native Americans being true.
Hal’s parts could be included. This is going to depend on whether the show has opted to keep Hal’s story in the series or not. There are ways to have Henry’s and Dottie’s storylines without Hal being physically present. John and William’s stories could change slightly to work without Hal around. At least up to this point.
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