Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
This chapter continues this plot development of the problems at the Ridge. There is no escape from the Revolutionary War. In fact, Jamie is in more trouble than they would be in the towns. Claire knew this when they first considered asking General Tryon for the land, but they moved out here anyway.
It’s clear that there are still tensions. There are those who want to hurt Jamie, and they will want to do more harm to him afterward.
There’s also a bit of foreshadowing that the Frasers are vulnerable. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that Jamie is getting rid of known problems to lower the risk to him and his family. He and his family don’t have the manpower or weapons needed to protect themselves against everyone on the Ridge.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
As you know, I’m not sure whether all of Cunningham’s parts will be used in the story. However, I think this part could be used every without Cunningham. Anyone could lead the Loyalist charge. But I’m leaning more and more on this storyline being used, and that includes this chapter.
Jamie has to make some big decisions in this chapter. He needs to evict his tenants, men and families he didn’t want to send away. It’s another part of the war that is often overlooked in the history books, and we need to see it play out in the series.