Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 23 breakdown

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Jamie confesses to Roger in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 23

Jamie and Roger get a rare moment where Jamie needs Roger’s help in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 23. I love that we see how much Jamie has grown to respect Roger.

When Jamie and Roger first met, Jamie didn’t have much respect for his future son-in-law. I mean, at first, he thought that Roger was Bree’s rapist and made that terrible mistake as he acted before he thought and verified the details. It was always going to be an uphill struggle to get to a place fo respect and compassion.

But here we are. Jamie realizes that Roger is doing the job that he was always supposed to do. And now Jamie needs Roger’s help as a minister and not as a son-in-law. It shows just how much respect and trust Jamie has in Roger.

The chapter doesn’t foreshadow all that much, though. It’s more about pushing some of the plot forward, reminding us that the Revolutionary War is here and Fraser’s Ridge isn’t going to avoid it all.

Will the chapter be used in the TV series? While I would love it to, I doubt it will like this. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.

Let’s dive into Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 23.