Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
The chapter certainly seems to foreshadow something. I think it foreshadows the fact that they won’t time travel again. We know time travel is dangerous, and this story makes that clear. They were stuck in the stones for too long, and we’ve seen with Buck that there are health problems from time traveling.
I get a sense that this part foreshadows that Bree will find out that there is now something wrong with her heart and another attempt to time travel will kill her.
I also see a lot in how Mandy and Jem’s supernatural abilities are bigger than everyone else’s. Or maybe it’s that they’re coming into their abilities at a much younger age, so they have more time to harness them. They don’t see that there is anything different about them, and just accept that they can connect to each other mentally and sense things. This chapter certainly foreshadows that we’ll see more of these abilities.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
There are a couple of things that I would love to see from this chapter. I want to see the story of the MacKenzies traveling through time. However, I don’t just want to be told the story. I want to see it play out, and this is something that the TV show could do differently. We could see them have the discussion about where to travel by boat from and when to travel through the stones.
I also want to see Mandy keep the family together. Again, though, I want to see it and not be told it. Something that I do find as a flaw with some of Diana Gabaldon’s storytelling is being told so much. I want to see the characters go through it and hear their thoughts at the time. I don’t just want to be told what happened at a later date. That works every now and then, but it’s used too much—and yet the bits that need to be told end up happening off-page and we’re just left to wonder if they happened or not.
So, this is all something the show can change to show us everything that happened.
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