Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 126 breakdown

Bree and Roger discuss time travel in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 126. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks, STARZ
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Bree and Roger discuss time travel in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 126

I find Outlander Book 9, Chapter 126 a little odd. It just seems out of place and breaks up the story a little too much.

We have a quiet moment between Bree and Roger. They’re not talking much of the war, although it briefly comes up. Instead, they talk of time travel.

Brianna is thinking about what happens to a person as they travel. There is talk of ley lines and how the Earth is made up of stardust. This chapter certainly makes it clear that there is still so much that nobody knows, but Bree’s scientific mind may be the closest they have come to explaining how this magic is possible.

However, with everything else going on, I feel that the pace of the story is broken. This would make more sense in the 1980 storyline or as soon as everyone travels through at the start of the novel. I doesn’t make much sense where it is right now in the overall scheme of things.

I doubt that this chapter will be used in the TV series. There isn’t much of a need for it, as there’s never really been too much focus on time travel and how it can happen. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.

Does it foreshadow anything, though? This is hard to say considering we don’t know what the 10th book will bring. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the foreshadowing section of the post.

Let’s dive into Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 126.