A powerful, climactic scene in 1883 where Tim McGraw’s James Dutton kills a would-be rapist shocked many fans.
In the scene, Elsa Dutton, played by Isabel May, is lying in bed when a drunken cowboy bursts into her room. He attempts to rape her but she screams out. She runs out of the room but he drags her back in there. While fighting him off, he hits her in the face.
The cowboy gets back over her, but James shoots him in the back dead. It’s a bloody mess. Elsa runs out of the room.
As we said, 1883 fans and even the show’s official account were reacting as they saw everything happen.
Fans couldn’t help but draw the connection between how the Dutton’s often handle things on Yellowstone. Apparently taking care of business runs in the family.
Fans were on the edge of their seat during the scene. Many, like the fan below, were waiting for McGraw’s James Dutton to do something.
Fan bedofroses tweets, “That was handled Dutton style.” Yep, sure was.
‘1883’ Series Created By Taylor Sheridan As Prequel To His ‘Yellowstone’
This Taylor Sheridan-created series comes on the heels of his success with Yellowstone.
So, 1883 is a prequel to Yellowstone. It stars country music super couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as James and Margaret Dutton making their way west. Sam Elliott, Isabel May, Billy Bob Thorton, and LaMonica Garrett also star in the series.
This series follows the Dutton family’s journey while they leave poverty in Texas. They head toward the Great Plains and take aim at having a better future in Montana.
By now, Outsiders, you have seen the premiere episode on the Paramount Network. It comes on right after another Season 4 episode of Yellowstone. What about future episodes of 1883? OK, let’s talk about this for a minute.
Yes, the Paramount Network is where the premiere aired. 1883 is now going to run on Paramount+. In order to get this streaming network, though, you will need a subscription. When you do, then, you will be all set for following 1883 from one episode to another.
McGraw Wants His Fans To Put Aside Country Music Status When Watching Show
While he knows some of his country music fans will watch 1883, McGraw hopes they will put that aside when they see him play James.
Thanks to a recent interview with USA Today, McGraw talks about his experience on set and what he hopes fans can get from the show.
“We wanted to bring elements of our relationship to James and Margaret,” he says. “Faith is the sun we all circle around, and Margaret is the steel in this (Dutton) family.”
He goes on to say that: “Music is my first love. I wouldn’t have the opportunity to do anything without music. It’s even how I met my wife. It’s the thing in my life that has brought me everything,” McGraw says. “I’ll retire one day, but I’m never gonna let (music) go.”