Probably the greatest modifications the Outlander writers have produced from the guide is the character of Mr. Willoughby. His portrayal in Voyager is problematic, with a whole lot of the great elements of the character being overshadowed by stereotypes and a scarcity of character improvement. He’s undoubtedly an occasion of a supporting character (one in every of colour, on this case) who appears to be there solely to advance the primary character’s story somewhat than getting a lot story of his personal.
However Outlander could also be altering that. The present has already made him much less of a caricature and extra of an individual, however within the newest episode, the present is probably establishing a future for him that the guide didn’t.
On the governor’s ball, Mr. Willoughby overhears Margaret Campbell telling a person servant that he’s going to “attain distant shores with out hurt” and in the future “be freed from the shackles” that bind him. Her brother stalks up and chastises her for telling fortunes with out getting any cash for them, as Mr. Willoughby gently smiles at her from throughout the room.
Later, he approaches her as she sits outdoors and tells her that her brother doesn’t deal with her as she deserves. Margaret calls him “a uncommon soul” and he responds that she is “rarer nonetheless.” He then calls her “Yi Tien Palova,” which he says means “flower from heaven.” In the event you’ll recall, his actual identify is Yi Tien Cho, which he says means “leans towards heaven.”
Methinks a romance is blossoming, and it will be the right ending for these two characters, who are usually not seen once more after the occasions of Voyager.
Within the e-book, Margaret additionally has fairly a unique background than she does on the present. Guide Margaret is gang-raped following Culloden and it leaves her in a mentally diminished state, vulnerable to manic matches and bouts of catatonia. Her brother, Reverend Campbell, exploits this by operating a fortune telling grift (although her visions might have typically been actual). When her brother finally ends up being killed after Mr. Willoughby identifies him because the Edinburgh killer, Margaret is taken in a by a gaggle of escaped slaves who use her presents in a voodoo ceremony. Claire and Jamie think about “saving” her, however determine she’s higher off with them and let her depart.
Mr. Willoughby, in the meantime, kills Reverend Campbell after which escapes into the night time. We by no means actually know what occurs to him, solely that Jamie tells Claire perhaps he’ll find yourself with a gaggle of Chinese language merchants in Martinique. Neither character is given a really thorough or passable ship-off.
On the present, nevertheless, Margaret looks like a wonderfully regular lady, apart from the truth that she’s trapped beneath her brother’s management. There is no rape backstory and the voodoo ceremony might not even be included (that is still to be seen). So maybe the present has determined to provide Margaret and Yi Tien Cho a fortunately ever after collectively. They do not essentially have to stick with Claire and Jamie, however they might calm down collectively and stay out the remainder of their days in Jamaica. I actually hope that is the best way that is going to finish.