Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
This chapter is more about continuing the plot for Cunningham. We get to see all this buildup play out. However, there is a tiny bit of foreshadowing. I think it’s in the “see you in seven years” comment. It’s clear that Cunningham is going into this with confidence.
Yet Jamie isn’t. Jamie knows from Frank’s book that he should die on Oct. 7. It’s months too early, so Jamie and Claire should be confident. They’re not, foreshadowing how Cunningham believes the fates have control over his life and Jamie doesn’t.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
I think some of this chapter is going to be used in the TV series. We’ll likely get everything with Cunningham and Jamie. We need to see all this play out. While it’s not important for the overall story in the battles, it is important for the Ridge. It shows how the Ridge is divided and how Cunningham has built up a following.
I’m still on the fence about Elspeth being included in Outlander Season 8. It could be an extra character for the sake of it. In the books, we need to see what Claire is doing. After all, we’ve come to see Claire’s point of view so much. However, in the show, we don’t need it as much. It could take the feeling of tension and fear away by jumping to this quieter moment between Claire and Elspeth. While there is still tension, it’s not on the same level as what’s going on between Jamie and Cunningham.