Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 139 breakdown

Jamie dreams of Culloden in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 139. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

It took me the second reading to really grasp what was going on here. I think this is Jamie’s mind working through the events of recent chapters and what’s to come. Kings Mountain is going to play on his mind. He knows from Frank’s book that he is going to die there. So, naturally, the previous time that he almost died in battle is going to be on his mind.

I get a sense that he knows the spirits of those who fell before him are with him. He knows that they walk beside him, and it means that he’s not afraid of death. Sure, he doesn’t want to leave Claire, but he isn’t afraid of what’s to come.

Adapting the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter

This isn’t a chapter that I expect to see. Maybe there will be a short conversation in the middle of a scene, but I don’t think we’ll get this chapter on its own. Outlander hasn’t really included all of Jamie’s nightmares unless they are important to the overall story. This one isn’t.

We could see him mention Culloden at some point, though. With Kings Mountain surely to be included, we may see some comparisons to Culloden. We may see Jamie think about the last time he almost died on the battlefield. However, Culloden hasn’t been mentioned as much in the show as it has in the books, so I get a sense that this chapter will be skipped over.

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