Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 119 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

This chapter sets up a lot of plot development for the storyline. Up to this point, there was always a chance that Ben was dead and William would need to get something for his brother’s widow. This chapter makes it clear that Ben probably isn’t dead.

He was staying with the Tobermoreys. It doesn’t sound like he was actually imprisoned there. I think all this is a clue that Ben is alive and he’s no longer on the side of the Crown. He’s a turncoat, and he is abandoning his family to do that.

A lot of people wouldn’t have disturbed a grave, especially one where people were said to have died of a disease. Who knows what you could get? Yet, William did it for his aunt. If he hadn’t, Ben could have gotten away with everything he did.

Adapting the Written in My Own Heart’s Blood chapter

I’m in two minds about whether this chapter will actually be used. That’s mostly due to time. I’m not sure there will be enough time to have Ben’s storyline play out in the series. I would love to see it; I love the mystery of it. The problem is that there won’t be that much time in 10 episodes for the final season.

That final season will need to be focused on wrapping everyone’s storylines up and not including some big mystery. Of course, then there’s the question of what William’s storyline will be, but I had a feeling the show will jump ahead to Lord John Grey being in trouble and we’ll see that storyline from Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone and the 10th book that isn’t fully written yet (so the writers’ version of the story) to finish up William and Lord John Grey’s storyline, especially as it involves Richardson, who I believe will be the big bad of the last season.

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