Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
I think there was a lot of foreshadowing leading up to this. Jamie had fought off a bear and survived. It was clear that bears were in the area, and it’s also clear that even Jamie struggled to fight the bear off. He ends up with an injured foot. I feel like Diana Gabaldon was getting us ready for this big moment.
The chapter itself is so in the moment, though. It’s focused on the attack and on Bree’s maternal instincts to protect the children. She knows she can’t do anything to help Amy, but she can get to the children to keep them safe.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
I don’t think we’ll see this chapter used in the TV series. Amy’s storyline hasn’t been as big as it was in the books. We’ve seen the way Roger helped her with the house, but that was more as a way for Bree to note that he spends a lot of time with Amy and there’s talk of Roger having an affair.
We haven’t seen Bobby Higgins in the series. There hasn’t been the focus on Bobby and Amy getting married. I don’t think there will be enough time in the final season to bring us this moment.
Plus, having a bear attack happen isn’t going to be easy. The show even switched out Jamie fighting a bear in Outlander Season 4 to something that was, arguably, a little more realistic and connects to Native beliefs. I doubt we’ll get this bear attack as it doesn’t serve the overall story.
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