Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
I sense a little bit of foreshadowing in this chapter when it comes to William’s personality and character growth. When he first met Cinnamon, he was a little jealous. Cinnamon believed that John was his biological father, and that hurt William.
Things changed when Cinnamon learned the truth. William has been able to adapt his feelings for the man, and they’ve become a lot like brothers on the journey. I think it made it easier knowing that Cinnamon wasn’t Lord John Grey’s son, but I think William could have still built this friendship, anyway. We’re seeing a man growing in understanding, and it’s going to help with his relationship with John and Jamie.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
I doubt that this chapter will be used in Outlander Season 8. As much as I would love to see William and Cinnamon have this bond, there just isn’t the time for Cinnamon’s story. It connects to Lord John Grey more than William, and we haven’t see enough of Lord John Grey in the series to warrant this storyline time to play out.
I also doubt that we’ll see the Dottie storyline, which means William doesn’t have a journey to go on. There is so much more going on that there’s plenty for William to do in the final season. We don’t need something that takes up time for something that doesn’t connect to the bigger plots.