Roger is officially ordained in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 128.
It’s finally time for Roger to be ordained in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 128. This is a rather emotional chapter for Roger and Jamie.
I love it when we see Jamie have more emotion to his character. He tends to be stoic and accepting of others’ emotions, but he tries not to share too many of his own. Yet, he has feelings, and I think it’s easy to forget that sometimes.
This is one of those times where his emotions need to come through. There is a lot of focus on his memories of Mass and hearing pipe organs. There is the focus on what this Revolutionary War actually means. Jamie wonders if he’ll ever hear Mass again with so few priests now, but could the formation of America mean that it’s possible?
There is so much hope for Jamie by the end of this chapter. We see what so many people were likely fighting for when it came to the Revolutionary War. I don’t think this chapter foreshadows much, but it certainly adds a level of humanity to a time in history that is now just in the books.
I would love to see the chapter be used in the TV series. It’s hard to say if it will considering how the ordination part of Roger’s story seems to have gone so far. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.
Let’s dive into Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 128.