Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
With us being so close to the end of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, it’s hard to say if there is some foreshadowing. I get the sense that this chapter might offer something, and we’ll see it when we get into the next book.
What I think it could also hint at is that Bree isn’t time traveling again. That’s not really been mentioned yet that I can think of, but we know that it probably isn’t safe for her to travel, even though her heart issues will likely be fixed with the birth of another baby. I also suspect that it hints at how not all time travelers will give birth to those who can also time travel.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter
I don’t suspect that this chapter will be used in the TV series. Something the series hasn’t really gotten into is why and how time travel works. There were a couple of mentions in Outlander Season 2 and Season 3, but nothing major. The mentions were more for the bigger storylines, such as reasons for Christmas gifts and explaining who Geillis was in 1968.
The overall topic of time travel isn’t delved into all that much.
The part of the conversation that I could see coming up is the thoughts of Jemmy. He is getting to an age where he will want to fight in the Revolutionary War. Of course Bree and Roger are going to worry about that.