Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 5 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

It’s clear that Claire’s healing abilities are going to come up more. This chapter foreshadows that she will start to come into her powers. Nayawenne said that she would come into her “full” powers when her hair turns white. That doesn’t mean Claire can’t come into some powers before then.

I think there’s also some foreshadowing for Bree in this chapter. Roger brings up Buck’s heart problems after traveling, and we know that he’s not the only one to suffer with heart issues after time traveling. Bree can’t travel any more after this, and I think had Buck trusted someone to mention something in his chest, he might have found out traveling again wasn’t possible—or would have had traveled to help Roger and Jem anyway?

Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter

I would love to see this conversation between Claire and Roger. I can certainly see some of it playing out, but not all of it. We’ve already seen in the TV series that Roger’s injury wasn’t as severe as it was in the books. He likely won’t need any healing by Dr. McEwan, so Claire likely won’t start healing his throat anymore.

However, I could see Claire’s abilities being shown in other ways. Someone else could end up with an injury that she is able to help with without realizing it at first. That could bring up everything about the blue light.

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