1883 (2022): S01E05 – The Fangs of Freedom


1883 is an American drama limited series created by Taylor Sheridan that premiered on 19 December 2021, on Paramount+.

Follows the Dutton family on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of uncolonised America.

The series stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Marc Rissmann, Audie Rick, Eric Nelsen and James Landry Hébert. The series is a prequel to Sheridan’s series Yellowstone and follows the story of how the Duttons came to own the land that would become the Yellowstone Ranch.


With supplies short after a food wagon is lost in the river crossing, Josef reveals that a thief is hoarding the settlers’ remaining stores. Shea, Thomas and James confront the thieves, take back the supplies, and banish them from the group. Wade informs Shea and Thomas that bandits are active in the region. Elsa and Ennis grow closer and the pair have sex, which Margaret witnesses from afar. Elsa receives harsh words from her mother about her decisions, and James confronts Ennis, who proclaims his love for Elsa. Meanwhile, a group of bandits ambush and kills the banished settlers, and the remaining settler group prepare for a fight. In the ensuing battle, Elsa is saved by Ennis, who in turn is shot and dies in her arms. Elsa kills Ennis’ shooter.

1883 Series

You can find a full index and overview of 1883 here.

Production & Filming Detail

  • Release Date: 16 January 2022.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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