Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
This chapter certainly foreshadows things to come for Jamie. Remember that Cunningham thought himself invincible. He doesn’t think he’ll die until seven years after his son. Well, that may be the case, but nobody has said that he’ll be able to walk that whole time.
So, what about Jamie? Does that mean his fate is written? Did Frank get it right? It certainly seems like that is what Diana Gabaldon is building to. Of course, we know that it’s Claire who helps to prevent Jamie’s death, but for all intents and purposes, he does die when Frank says.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
We’re sure to see Claire treat Cunningham. This is going to be important to show the dangers of the Revolutionary War. We need to see that Claire will ignore politics to save Cunningham. She may not be able to help him walk again, but she can save his life.
It’s whether we’ll see Elspeth in the story. I’m still in two minds about this. I would love to see this woman who hated Claire at first put her trust in Claire to save Cunningham’s life. However, I just don’t think it’s needed for the overall story.