At the end of B8 when the MacKenzie's arrive on the ridge, it is mentioned that Roger is carrying a pack, and Brianna is carrying a large bag. And it's really got me wondering, maybe they brought back a bunch of stuff from the future! But then I think, wait, maybe they just came from 1739? However, as far as we know, time travel doesn't quite work like that. But on the other hand, in B8 the time travel "laws" that they thought they knew changed when Roger and Buck, and then later Brianna and the kiddos, went from 1980 to 1739. And they did that by focusing on the person that they wanted to go to (or rather, they focused on the name "Jeremiah", and it took them to Roger's dad, rather than his son). So it's conceivable that they'd be able to travel from 1739 to 1782 (or whenever they were at the end of B8, not entirely sure) just by focusing on Jamie and Claire. BUT, I'm really really hoping that they had to go back into the future first, so that they could bring back a bunch of wonderfully helpful and interesting things! So I finally get to my main point - if this is the case, what do you think they brought?? I have always wished for Diana to write in more dialogue about the future. More conversations between Jamie and Claire, more insight and discussion about what the future is going to bring to them. I'm sure Diana has her reasons for why she's kept the future talk relatively limited, but I'm really hopeful that that is going to change in B9. I mean, the possibilities are endless! Like, I'm sure they would bring some practical stuff like medical supplies for Claire, pens and pencils, soap (!), maybe some binoculars, or a gun/ammo, etc. But what about some fun things? Perhaps a photo of Earth from space! Or maybe even a couple of baseball mitts and a baseball. Ohh my heart sings at the thought of Jamie and Jem playing catch on the Ridge. Or better yet, a bunch of people from the Ridge playing a game of baseball! I mean, it IS America, right?! Or perhaps they could bring some history books, or even a few newspapers so they could really see what life is like in 1980. Or maybe the kids could've chosen some toys to bring back and share with the other kids on the Ridge. Oh man, the slinky! Or the Rubik's Cube. So many great options. But anyway, I could go on for a while. I've been thinking about it ever since I finished B8, which was a long time ago! Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?