Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 87 breakdown

Outlander season 7 on Starz
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Just the Outlander chapter

The chapter starts with Young Ian and Rachel going to see Emily. The Sachem paints Rachel’s face in white (for peace) and blue (for courage and wisdom). Rachel wants to show that she is a worthy woman for Ian, even if she is a bag of nerves.

Emily can’t meet Rachel’s eyes at first. Rachel also notes how Totis doesn’t quite look like his sisters, although doesn’t try to compare his features to Ian’s. Emily has something important to ask of Young Ian, and that’s what happens in the Longhouse. This place is filled with memories, which Rachel is worried about, but she has no reason to worry about what Ian will do.

Emily shares that she is marrying a man called John Whitewater. Ian knew that Emily had taken another man, but the name of him leads to a pang of jealousy. Then he feels guilty about Rachel. However, this is only natural. Emily left Ian. Their breakup wasn’t something that he wanted, and it’s only natural to feel jealous of someone else, even if you have accepted the end of the marriage.

It’s after this that Emily shares that she had a dream that Totis, her son, will kill John. She has also had dreams of John killing Totis. She would like Young Ian to take Totis with him to keep him safe, feeling like these dreams are prophecies.

Rachel is taken aback at the request for Ian and her to take Totis, but she does accept it. Totis brings a puppy to Oggy, who turns out to be the grandson of Rollo. I adore this moment, bringing back Rollo’s memory in such a beautiful way.

Emily ends the chapter by naming Oggy since Ian named Totis. Rachel isn’t too happy about this at first, but she does smile at the name Emily ends up giving Oggy. Oggy will now be known as Hunter. If only Emily knew what Rachel’s maiden name is.