Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter
Part of me thinks that this chapter is supposed to foreshadow what is to come for Roger. It’s like it’s a reminder for us that as a minister, he could be on the battlefields. He would be there with the men to give them the support they need, especially those who are dying. Ministers have been there on so many battlefronts in history.
I also wonder if this chapter is just there to serve as a reminder for us. It’s easy for us to overlook the fact that he could be called to minister to the dying on the battlefield. This is that stark reminder for us that it will likely happen again.
Adapting the Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone chapter
I would love to see this chapter used in Outlander Season 8. Even it the Siege of Savannah isn’t shown, there are other battles to come. The show could include Bree learning that Roger could still end up on the battlefield and could still end up dead even as a minister.
This could be something done with Claire around. Or maybe it could end up being a conversation with Roger as he tells her of the minister he met after World War II and how that man helped people on the battlefields. I just think we need to see Bree realize that Roger isn’t escaping the war like she thought he would.