The story of the Dutton family and its rise comes out in 1833. The Duttons today own and manage the largest ranch in the USA. But, the journey to the top isn’t pleasurable. The difficulties faced by patriarch James Dutton and his family for years have now got them to this position.
The series previous to this focuses on James and his family. They join a group of people following Captain Shea Brennan as they look ahead to finding a new abode at a good distance from the impoverished residences of Texas.
An Overview of the First Two Episodes
Episodes 1 and 2 of the show came out together, providing the audience with a mild touch of life in West America set in the 19th century. Both these episodes bring a mixed group of people moving around, traveling together with the same target of finding a home. Continue reading to find out what lies ahead in the first two episodes of 1883.
1883 Episode 1 & 2 Recap
The show made its debut with the episode ‘1883’ and begins with a short clip from the future that shows Elsa Dutton as the story’s narrator. The focus of the series then tilts to showing a house that tells the audience about the sad demise of the family of veteran cowboy Shea Brennan, succumbing to smallpox.
Post their moments of grief, they burn down the house, with Shea thinking about suicide. However, he cancels that thought and thinks of taking a job given to both his Partner Thomas and him.
What Happened Next in 1883?
During their rides in the boundaries of Texas, the pair together comes across James Dutton, who’s trying to fend off a bunch of bandits. He starts for the town nearby called Fort Worth and already has a schedule to catch up with his family before moving North.
Both Shea and Thomas reach the town to visit the immigrants from Europe whom the duo has to lead to and through the Great Plains to Montana. The two then make their minds to find a few cowboys, wagons, and supplies to survive the journey successfully.
1883 Episode 2 End: Why did Shea & James Decide to Move the Camp?
Post the gun firing at the saloon, and Shea insists that they all must act quickly so that they can soon head out for North. In the beginning, James is baffled by Shea’s idea. The learned cowboy then tells that the people of the town will not like aliens like them barging in and murdering the town’s people.
Hence, their lives and the lives of the immigrants will be constantly threatened if they continue to make their presence in the Trinity River Basin. The bickering with Barker’s men is merely the only of the various threats in the travelers’ path. But by acting quickly and wisely and preventing any other such problem, Shea shows one and all his that wisdom is what is required at the moment.