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It’s an attractive day to be a Yellowstone universe fan, particularly in waking as much as information concerning the prolonged storyline for 1923 and its upcoming second season — effectively, kind of. If you’ve been paying shut consideration to Taylor Sheridan, and don’t fear; we’ve, you’d know that his unique plan for the Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren-led drama was a two-season run, and with all the ups and downs the Duttons of days previous have confronted to this point, we’re going to want the additional time with this department of the Dutton household tree.
So name it information or a glorified re-announcement; it’s nonetheless thrilling as a result of followers are trying ahead to a different chapter with Cara, Jacob, Spencer, Emma, Jack, and naturally, a hopefully a lot brighter future for Teonna Rainwater. There are so many items of the puzzle that Sheridan is weaving collectively via each stunning and heartwrenching tales that it’s unattainable to assume we’d solely have a couple of episodes of this story left.
As Sheridan does with conviction and a spotlight to element, he’s weaving collectively a a lot bigger story with each episode, every bit of dialogue lending itself to a future with a deeply intertwined and emotional story of household, love, and the lengths we’ll go to guard every. The proficient solid additionally provides energy to people who’ve so usually had it taken from them. As we watch the story taking place alongside the Dutton household and their troubles, Teonna Rainwater is main the cost. As certainly one of many Indigenous ladies on the boarding faculty, we’re getting a lesson within the sordid historical past of the ache and turmoil they confronted for merely current.
While we proceed to see how vastly completely different the lives of everybody linked to the land are and the depths of the ache they every carry, we be taught that their tales are extra intertwined than we predict. With layered characters, a fascinating story, and a rising Dutton universe, the trail to what’s subsequent has by no means been extra inviting. So what ought to followers sit up for within the thrilling second season of 1923? We’ve received you coated.
We’ll proceed seeing a brand new aspect of Spencer Dutton
As Spencer Dutton heads again to the household ranch from a life in Africa (give us a second, and we’ll clarify), we’ll see a brand new aspect of the person who couldn’t cease operating from himself. Spencer Dutton noticed horrors in WWI and spent the remainder of his life making an attempt to rid himself of his reminiscences and teetering between life and dying. He realized that he couldn’t escape himself in a spot that resembled residence, and in shifting throughout Kenya, he was understanding his troubles in a well-recognized but managed manner.
This time, the enemy wouldn’t shoot again at Spencer or conceal to catch him in a lure. You see, Spencer was working for the Protectorate of Kenya as a hunter for “man-eating” predators within the space, and it was nonetheless a vicious battle when Spencer’s life might finish at any second. Still, there was one thing completely different concerning the expertise. It was a manner for him to expertise that second between life and dying with a way of management.
So what modified for Spencer to carry him again to the ranch? Well, a couple of issues and people very concepts are those we’re most enthusiastic about exploring within the second season. When Spencer returns to the ranch, when 1923‘s first season returns with new episodes starting Sunday, Feb. 5 — things won’t be all sunshine and rainbows. Brandon Sklenar, who performs Spencer, stated to not count on a type of fairytale moments that we frequently sit up for in painful tales. There’s nonetheless quite a bit for him to work via and quite a bit for him to work via as he makes his manner residence.
In addition to returning to the ranch, Spencer additionally met somebody in Kenya who modified his perspective on quite a bit — together with on love and romance. When he and Alex first crossed paths, they had been reverse in nearly each manner, however a fiery connection was evident from the very starting. They weren’t afraid to talk their thoughts to 1 one other, and it was intoxicating for the opposite. Alex gave up her life to hitch Spencer throughout Kenya, and she or he’s returning residence with him when he greets his household for the primary time in years.
We can’t wait to find what that aspect of Spencer’s life seems to be like as he finds residence as soon as once more on the Yellowstone and the way Alex will play her hand when she settles on the ranch. Will we see a softer aspect of each characters, or will they battle in opposition to themselves and the slowed-down tempo in Montana? There’s additionally the query of how the remainder of the household will take to Spencer’s return and what energy struggles could exist due to it. Only time will inform, and we will’t wait to determine it out.
The Dutton household tree will likely be additional explored
Another thrilling prospect within the second season of 1923 will undoubtedly be the revealing of a clearer picture of the Dutton household tree. There are two concepts that the majority followers have adopted, however a variety of the territory remains to be unwritten, and it looks as if Taylor Sheridan is doing that on objective. There are items of the puzzle that audiences have but to find, and with one other season on the horizon comes the platform for Sheridan to proceed spelling out how we received to the Dutton household we all know right now and the place among the branches of the tree could possibly be made extra clear.
Audiences know that Kevin Costner’s John is John Dutton III, and we noticed the premature dying of John Dutton Sr. in 1923, however followers are nonetheless piecing collectively who Costner’s father’s direct lineage is. Will Spencer or Jack have a son they title John Dutton in honor of the fallen member of the family? Could Emma undertake a baby, both outdoors or throughout the household, as a consequence of one other tragedy? There are a number of potentialities, and with extra time spent with this piece of the Dutton household puzzle, we’ll get readability on many issues we’ve discovered all through Yellowstone and 1883.
Fans who tuned into 1883 will keep in mind that Spotted Eagle instructed James Dutton that his individuals would come again for the land in seven generations, and we’ve by no means let go of the burden of that assertion. Of course, extra storytelling will likely be obligatory earlier than even these items of the story fall into place, however Sheridan has a plan for that too.
As Deadline revealed in October, Sheridan can be contemplating future prequels of Yellowstone specializing in the Dutton household of the 40s and 60s — and it’ll all come collectively to present us the whole, stunning, and heartwrenching story of a household who by no means gave up.
We’ll see what the longer term holds for Teonna Rainwater
Teonna Rainwater is one other integral a part of the 1923 storyline. While hers has been probably the most heartbreaking to this point, it’s additionally one thing that Sheridan isn’t shying away from, for an excellent cause. The boarding faculty by which Teonna is housed with a number of different Indigenous ladies is brutal, twisted, and unfathomable for anybody with a conscience — however it’s a real a part of the historical past of this nation.
The heartbreaking manner Teonna realized that so lots of the ladies who “aged out” of the house have by no means been heard from once more was probably the most emotionally charged scenes of the whole collection to this point, as is every one she makes use of her voice, regardless of no matter punishment is handed out due to it. When we final noticed Teonna, she was making an attempt to flee from the college, however it’s evident in her character that she’s not doing this for herself. She’s looking for a greater life for everybody on the boarding faculty, a spot of freedom for herself and the opposite younger ladies on the faculty, and a life with out torture and ache.
Father Renaud, performed by Sebastian Roché, isn’t going to surrender simply on discovering Teonna. We’re positive we’ll see extra struggles earlier than we get to a spot the place therapeutic can start for Teonna. Still, as an ancestor of Chief Thomas Rainwater, we’d like to see extra of her story quickly, and to seek out out exactly what story she’ll write for herself and her household in many years to come back. She’s a robust character with a battle for survival that’s obligatory for these tumultuous Dutton storylines, and Teonna stands out as a pacesetter amongst lots of the characters we’ve met.
With the data of a second season now extra distinguished than ever, we’ll be dreaming up eventualities by which we discover out extra concerning the Duttons we all know, those we’ve but to satisfy, and the storylines weaving collectively to craft probably the most thrilling universes in tv historical past. In the Yellowverse — the Dutton household, their pals, and even their enemies unite completely to intrigue audiences extra at every flip. 1923 will air the remaining 4 episodes of its first season starting on Feb. 5, and the second season is slated for a premiere “soon.”