Banner Creighton’s Bullets Couldn’t Stop 1923‘S Jacob, But The Series’ Season 1 Finale Has Even More Chances Of A Weapon To Ground The Dutton Family Patriarch: Pen of Donald Whitfield.
Because with only a few strokes and his signature, Whitfield pulls off a backhand trick that threatens to put all of Yellowstone’s land in the hands of greedy miners. The look on Jake’s face at the end of the hour when he realizes what he’s prepared to lose Distant More horrifying than the time blood gushed out in buckets on the kitchen floor from his gunshot wound.
Elsewhere, Tiona makes it to Wyoming, and Alexandra and Spencer hit another big bump on their way back to Montana. Geez, we’ll be lucky if they get there by the end of the season 2,
Read on for what goes down in “Nothing Left to Lose,” then be sure to check out Brandon Schellner’s thoughts on Spencer and Alexandra’s latest road trip down the road to Montana.
‘I believe in now’ , Teona’s father finds her at Hank’s shelter; Hank and the two priests who came for him lie outside dead. She is in pain but otherwise well, so he carries her to her horse, saying they must leave before more people come looking for her. On the way, she sees that he has prepared Hank’s body for burial and has written “child killer” in blood on the priest’s bare torso. Hank’s son, Pete, introduces himself just before the trio leaves.
Father Renaud joins them on the ride with the detectives looking for Teona. Eventually, they find all the dead priests and deduce that Tiona and her assistant are heading for a Comanche reservation. The blondes plan to take the train, so “when they get there, we’ll be waiting.”
That night, Pete and Teona flirt by the fire, and her father sternly tells them to postpone that chatter until they are safe. “They’ve been trying to kill me ever since they took me,” she says, referring to taking Pete’s hand. “I don’t believe in later. I believe in now.” After her father goes to bed, Teona kisses Pete on the cheek and hides next to Pete when he extends his hand. But it’s a It becomes a bittersweet moment when she starts sobbing, and he holds her when she cries.
Creighton gets free? , Jacobs and his men ride into Bozeman and are irate when they see that the hitching posts outside the courthouse have been moved in favor of parking lots. is a little “grumble Progress grumble grumbleBanner Creighton accosted as soon as they went inside to take their seats in the gallery. He pleads not guilty. His attorney then approaches the bench and asks for dismissal, citing lack of evidence as well as the hanging of Creighton and his men by the Dutton gang. There is also a slight legal complication with the warrant, and so the judge releases Crayton without bail.
The cocky Scott taunts Jacob and Jack Dutton on their way out. “It doesn’t end in court. It ends in a field in front of your f–king house,” he says. “If you want to die right there, I’ll be more than happy to help you,” Jake tells him. tells. Later, when Creighton railed against Dutton, Whitfield advocated patience. “If you think about it, generational wealth is the closest a man can get to immortality,” he says. are, advising Creighton to think logically.” Dutton loves his land. He Dear This. And we will take it from him,” says the Mughal – but through pen, not gun.
Then Whitfield goes upstairs, where he’s apparently keeping the two sex workers we met in the previous episode. “Happiness is over power,” he advises Lindy, the woman he has tasked with using the belt to hurt her friend Christy. And when she goes back to her work, she takes his words to heart. He then has the women swap places, and Christy goes to town on Lindy with a vengeance.
loan ranger , When Jake rides into town to the bank, Zane asks – and gets – the night off so he can spend it with his family. While he rides (and is seen by Clyde, a livestock agent in Whitfield’s employ), the bank turns down a loan for Jake, who wants money to buy hay for his cows. Instead, the banker suggests a mortgage, an idea which Dutton flatly refuses; He doesn’t want to leave his family in debt after his death. The banker points out that Jacob’s kin will be left in debt either way, but Jake walks off without the money (or the plan). As he leaves, one of the tellers calls cryptically.
Zane eats dinner with his wife, Alice, as well as their son and daughter, then spends some time in the shower with his wife before retiring to the bedroom. However, unbeknownst to them, Clyde is crawling outside, eavesdropping on the proceedings. And the next day, some law-enforcement officers show up at the door and arrest Alice, who is Asian, for the wrong race. When Zane walks in, the men beat him unconscious.
two hits in quick succession , Back in Yellowstone, Elizabeth is having stomach pains; When she starts bleeding, it doesn’t take long for her to miscarry. “This is my one purpose on this planet. If I can’t do that, why am I here?” She later cries to Jack. But he explains that Kara doesn’t have children, but he still raised her and Spencer. “I look at my aunt, and all I see is purpose,” he says softly. “Perhaps he is Yours Purpose, too.
The next day, Kara finds Jacob sitting outside, wringing a towel. When she questions him about it, he shyly admits that he cannot feel his fingers and was hoping that exercise would help. “You’re lucky. I love you so much. If I didn’t, I’d go out into those mountains with a bottle of whiskey, and I’d sit under a tree, and I wouldn’t come down,” he says. “As much as I hate getting older, I feel betrayed by my body.”
They are interrupted by the arrival of Whitfield and two men, whose journey soon turns into an armed standoff between the Dutton and Whitfield camps. Kara marches into the middle of it and yells at the miners to have some decency; He laughs in an incredibly punchy way and instructs his men to stand down. Jacob reluctantly does the same. Then Whitfield gets down to why he came: He and the Dutts own the most land in Montana, but he learns the family is behind on property-tax payments the year before. “I took the liberty of paying it off for you. You owe a lot of money,” he says, handing Jacob the bill and informing him that if Dutton doesn’t repay it by the end of the year, “the deed back to me.” When Kara angrily questions why Whitfield would do such a thing, he says, “Because I can. I am a businessman. The word ‘decent’ does not apply to me. As Whitfield drives away, Jacob is unperturbed.
Kara writes to Spencer, telling her that she is the family’s only hope and that she must go home quickly “or there will be nothing left to fight for.” But she crumples the paper and looks sad, slowly walking back home.
stormy seas , Spencer and Alexandra board the Majestic, a huge cruise ship bound for London. And as it turns out, her ex-fiancé, Arthur, is also going home on the same boat. The new Mrs. Dutton is rather seasick, so she goes up on deck and runs into one of her former bridesmaids, who reports that Arthur is a wreck and warns that things will not last with Spencer. “He’s a hunter, Alexandra. And when chased, he’ll find something else to hunt,” she says. Alex holds up her left hand, showing her friend her wedding band. “The chase is done,” she replies with a smile. Her friend is maligned saying that everyone will turn their back on her. Alex says, “He won’t get a chance.” His friend soon backs off, but Alex is brimming with enthusiasm.
“Tonight we dine in the grand hall,” she announced to Spencer. “I’m hiding.” So they use the credit to buy a suit for him and a glittery, beaded dress for her. Arthur was furious to see them that evening at dinner. “The girl is lost, son. Don’t lose your dignity with her,” his father whispers. Young Arthur doesn’t listen. Arthur makes a loud scene when he and the bridesmaids accidentally bump into Spencer and Alex on the dance floor. Spencer gets really close to her and whispers, “You have about 30 seconds of bull — ting me, then I’m going to mop the f–king floor with you.” Mr. and Mrs. Dutton then continue their dance, deciding that Arthur will not shape up for the rest of their evening.
Unfortunately, no one gives Arthur that memo. So after staring the dagger at the couple all night, he walks up to Spencer and slaps him with a glove, challenging him to a duel. “I kill for a living. You do No Want him to fight me,” Spencer told Arthur’s father. “No, I don’t,” agreed the old man. (Ha!) Looks like it’s fixed… but then Arthur calls Alex a “whore” in front of the entire dining room, and despite her pleas for Spencer to ignore her, she can’t. He punches her to the floor and agrees to a duel, allowing Arthur to choose the weapon. Arthur’s dad walks out on Alexandra saying, “How sweet of you to have messed with my family.” “And what an embarrassment you have brought upon yourself.”
Everyone climbs on deck to battle. Arthur chooses swords, a tool with which Spencer has zero experience. But Dutton swiftly and surely gets Britain behind him anyway. But Arthur will not budge, and even after Spencer has killed him twice, he still grabs a gun and goes after her again. Spencer stands near the rail and, in a terrifying combination of pushing Arthur away but using her speed against him, throws Alex’s ex-fiancée over the rail and into the water. And when the ship’s officers arrive, at first, no one gathered will support Alex’s claim that Spencer had put away his weapon and was only defending himself from Arthur and his pistol. Jennifer, a former bridesmaid, finally finds the courage to speak up. Nevertheless, Spencer is taken to the brig, and Alex is placed in her quarters.
Another bump on the way to Bozeman , The next day, Spencer is brought before the captain and told that the charges are being dropped… but he is also being taken off the ship. However, Alex must stay, as Arthur’s father questions the validity of their marriage. Jennifer helps Alexandra escape her room, but it is too late: Spencer is already boarding the boat that will take her to shore. He shouts his love for her, she shouts it back. She then waves one of Kara’s letters in the air and shouts that she will meet her in Bozeman.
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