How many times have we heard (or said) the same thing for Outlander S1?…
So let’s compare book versus screen, and the adaptation of detailed 947 page book into 13 sixty-five page screenplays. That’s 150,000 (min.) word count versus 65,000 (max.). So yeah, at less than half the words, we should expect that a few details might be missing.
Screenwriters do not like to use flashbacks. There, I said it. Whew! It’s preferable for a story to be told linearly on-screen. Flashbacks lose continuity, immediacy and threat “in-the-moment”. They also lose viewer connectivity to the story.
DIA adaptation- Diana Gabaldon
Warning: Major spoilers to follow.
Couldn’t you picture him saying “Lord, let her…” here for the first time?