One member of the Dutton family ends up in Africa in “1923.” Kevin Costner, who won an Oscar and an Emmy for “Dances with Wolves,” stars in your dad’s favorite TV show, the Emmy-nominated neo-western drama Yellowstone.
Taylor Sheridan’s hit series about the Dutton family and their beloved Montana ranch debuted in 2018. Since then, spinoffs have been coming out left and right.
From 2021’s 1883 to 2022’s 1923, fans of the franchise are eating it up like a horse eats oats. The second spinoff is a prequel to Yellowstone with a lot of big names and a sequel to 1883.
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In 1923, Harrison Ford, who was nominated for an Oscar for Blade Runner, and Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for The Queen, play a new generation of the Dutton family as they explore the early 1900s in the mountain west.
But one of the Duttons, who was just a boy in 1883, has a story that takes place outside of the U.S. In fact, it takes place in hot Africa.
Who is Spencer Dutton in ‘1923’?
“Violence has always haunted this family,” Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) says via voiceover at the start of 1923. “And where it doesn’t follow, we hunt it down.” As she utters those words, the audience is introduced to an adult Spencer Dutton.
Spencer Dutton, the nephew of Jacob Dutton (Harrison Ford), is played by Brandon Sklenar in “The Big Ugly.” He is a troubled World War I veteran who goes to a five-star safari lodge in Nairobi, Africa, to kill dangerous animals. Tourists with wide eyes who go on African safaris have to be kept safe from Mother Nature’s gifts, after all.
I found it confusing. WHO are the Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren characters supposed to be as relative to 1893 and Yellowston? Was the man in Africa John Dutton’s dad? SOMEONE tell me please! https://t.co/aRrQvi95ww
— Insufferable Heifer (@huladoula2) December 19, 2022
Spencer’s time in the Great War had to have an effect on him since he keeps having bad memories come back to him. In Episode 1, though, this is the least of his worries. The end of the episode puts his life in great danger.
Spencer is hunting a big leopard in the middle of the night when he is followed from behind by another animal. The episode’s last shot is taken from Spencer’s point of view as a spotted cat jumps toward the camera. Spencer’s being attacked badly is strongly hinted at, but does he live?
So in 1923 who is the Dutton in Africa?
— @tvskatefox (@katefox45) December 19, 2022
Brandon Sklenar will be in all eight episodes of Season 1 of 1923, according to IMDB. This means that Spencer is likely to make it through the ordeal.
Given that one of the veteran’s coworkers yells “Spencer, there are two!” just before the second leopard pounces, it’s possible that someone shoots the animal just in time.
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