“It’s not your paradise”

In 1883 Season 1, Episode 10, titled “It’s Not Your Heaven,” Elsa’s days in this deadly reel are numbered. Written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by Ben Richardson, Episode 10 begins as our trailblazers reach Fort Caspar to seek medical help for critically injured Elsa (Isabel May), Josef (Marc Rissmann), and Risa (Anna Fiamora). With the fort abandoned by the army, the group is met by two young men who take James (Tim McGraw), Captain Shea (Sam Elliott) and a freshly collapsed Elsa to the doctor, Major Hemphill (Raphael Sbarge). He is unable to do anything for Elsa, but as they leave, Shea discovers that the fort is now owned by the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association – the same organization whose deputies murdered the Lakota women and children and then were killed by James, Shea and Thomas. in retaliation.

James returns to Margaret and tells her to prepare to travel north to Montana to find what will be Elsa’s final resting place and their new home. Knowing the group was not safe, Shea told the pioneers they would winter in the Bozeman Valley before pushing on to Oregon in the spring. With Josef incapacitated, a mutiny occurs and the remaining settlers choose to continue on the Oregon Trail on their own without Shea. Seeing that Josef and Risa need help, Noemi (Gratiela Brancusi) volunteers to drive their wagon, and she, Thomas (LaMonica Garrett) and her two sons choose to follow Shea and the Duttons to Montana to spend the winter. with them.

Elsa, Wade (James Landry Hébert) and Colton (Noah Le Gros) share a sweet goodbye, and the two wrestlers return to Texas, leaving behind the cattle and the wagon party. Elsa believes that the future of the foolish pioneers “lies in the abyss of unmarked graves along the Oregon Trail.” Unfortunately, his premonition is correct. Later that night at the camp, Thomas looks at Josef’s rotten leg and tells him, “Your leg is dying and death is progressing. Now we can take the leg or you can die with it. Josef tells Thomas to take the leg, and Thomas asks Shea, James, Margaret, and Noemi to help him. Shea hands Josef a bottle of whiskey and tells him to drink half of it to “get so drunk you can’t see straight”. Josef laughs and replies, “I’m German. Half this bottle, I’m just hitting my stride. This moment of levity is much needed because what follows is the graphic and brutal amputation of Josef’s leg. He lives through the procedure, causing Elsa to say weakly from her cart, “Sure, I’m glad I didn’t get shot in the leg.”

After entering Montana Territory, James leaves the group to go hunting. Soon, Shea and Elsa are approached by 3 Crow tribesmen. Elsa sees them and quickly collapses. Their leader, Spotted Eagle (played the legendary Graham Greene), offers to take her to his tribe so they can look after her, but despite her people’s best efforts, Elsa’s fate is sealed. When James arrives at camp, Spotted Eagle solemnly tells him, “The Lakota dip their arrows in dung so a hit is fatal and an arrow to the liver is certain.” He goes on to recommend James a piece of land in the Valley of Paradise for his family to settle in, but warns him, “In 7 generations my people will rise up and take it from you.” Seems fair enough for James.

Realizing that she will certainly die, Elsa asks James if she can choose where she is buried and he agrees. Later that night, Thomas and Noemi plan to move to Oregon together while James and Shea sit by the fire. James asks Shea to help explain to Margaret that he and Elsa have to leave the group separately in the morning to find Elsa’s grave. As the others hatch their plans, Josef discovers that Risa has died in her sleep.

After a tearful goodbye with Margaret and Shea, Elsa and James head to Paradise Valley and the future ranch home of Yellowstone. The wild landscape is breathtaking as Elsa chooses her final resting place. “I’m not scared,” Elsa tells James as she takes her last breath. At the end of the episode, the fates of the others are revealed (Shea, Thomas, Noemi, her sons and Josef all go to Oregon), and we cut to Sam (Martin Semsmeier) waiting for Elsa at the place that he promised her in the spring. As Elsa appears on the horizon, the voiceover narration kicks in: “My paradise is filled with good horses, open plains, wild cattle and a man who loves me.” Elsa is happy and finally at rest.

NO SAFE SHELTER

Upon arriving at Fort Caspar, Elsa, Shea and James are surprised to be greeted by two teenagers instead of soldiers, proof that the fort is no longer a military post. After Elsa collapses from her injuries, a doctor, Major Hemphill, examines her. He’s both rude and unhelpful, explaining that Fort Caspar, where she could have gotten help, has been abandoned. Disheartened, the group leaves, but not before Shea discovers that the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association, the group responsible for the massacre of Lakota women and children, has taken over Fort Caspar.

“It won’t take them long to find those deputies we killed. This whole country is going to chase us,” Shea laments to James as they walk back to the wagons. Shea and James decide to go north to Montana on the Bozeman Trail. When Thomas insists that Josef and Risa need medical attention, Shea repeats, “There is no doctor. More of these thieves, and if we stay here, they’ll hang us. Hearing this, Thomas, Noemi, his boys, and Josef choose to follow Shea and the Duttons north for the winter rather than continue on the Oregon Trail with the ill-fated pioneers.

A FINAL FATHER-DAUGHTER TALK

Elsa and James ride alongside each other as they enter Montana Territory. Elsa observes, “I don’t know what Oregon looks like, but I bet it doesn’t look like that. I should have aimed for this place from the start. As he admires the beauty of their surroundings, James agrees. Elsa continues: “The only people who know what it looks like are already there. It’s funny when you think about it. All these people from Europe, don’t speak our language, don’t know anything about this place, risking their lives because of rumors and dreams. James replies wistfully, “Rumors and dreams build the whole world, honey.”

Their conversation turns serious when Elsa says, “Do you want to know my greatest fear of dying? It’s being forgotten, and I don’t understand why because I won’t be here to know that someone forgot me. “No one will forget you, Elsa,” James replies fervently. When Elsa tells James that he’s looking at her like she’s dying, James tells her, “I’m looking at you for what you are: the most important thing to me on this planet. It comes with a lot of worry because I can’t replace you.

GIFT AND WARNING FROM THE SPOTTED EAGLE

As Spotted Eagle and his people do everything they can for Elsa, James tells her, “Where we put her in the ground is where we’re staying, and I need to find that place quickly.” In an incredible act of kindness, Spotted Eagle gives her a gift: “I know a place for you. You go over this pass and follow the river south. I used to hunt this valley when I was a kid. The winters are cruel, but the summers are rich. A man who plans can prosper, and you look like a man who plans. It is all good. Paradise Valley is where the Duttons will make their home.

Spotted Eagle warns: “Know this. In 7 generations, my people will rise up and take it from you. Undeterred, James told her, “7 generations, you can have it.” Searching for its people, Spotted Eagle adds, “One day my family might seek to hunt in this valley, and if they do, you remember me and leave them.” James graciously agrees “Your family can hunt the day I arrive and every day after.” Yellowstone fans will recall in the Season 4 premiere that James allows Red Bear (Gregory Zaragoza) and his family to bury his father in Paradise Valley. Looks like the Duttons haven’t forgotten about Spotted Eagle’s generosity.

FINALLY FRIENDS

Throughout the series, James and Shea’s relationship has been tumultuous, but it’s clear they’ve always had a deep respect for each other. As they sit by the fire, Shea confesses, “I also lost a daughter. You’re going to blame yourself, thinking it’s your fault for giving him so much control. Thinking of Elsa’s liveliness and good humor, Shea comforts James, telling him, “She outlived us all. I am 75 years old and she smiled at me more, loved me more, fought me more, she survived me. She outlived us all.

Knowing that Elsa doesn’t have much time left to choose her burial place, James realizes that he and Elsa must go on their own to find her grave. He explains to Shea, “This wagon won’t make the trip in time. My boy can’t make the trip on horseback, and I gave him my word. I can’t let her life end with me breaking her. James also asks Shea a huge favorto break the news to Margaret: “I have no idea how to tell my wife that I have to take her daughter away from her to die. And she can’t leave. She will hear the logic from you. From me, all she’ll hear is the cruelty in there. Fortunately, Shea is up to the task.

EPILOGUE

After seeing Elsa die in James’s arms at the foot of a tree, we cut to a year later. True to his word, Shea brought Josef to Oregon. We see Josef on crutches taking off his wedding ring to start building his house on his newly acquired land. Elsewhere in the Willamette Valley, Noemi, Thomas and her boys are about to stake their land so they can build their lives together. “It’s too far ?” Noemi asks Thomas with a smile. “There is nothing too far for us. If you want the river, I’ll stake a river for you,” replies Thomas, excited for the future.

In Episode 6, Shea tells Elsa that he was heading to Oregon to see the ocean because it was his wife’s dream. Sure enough, the last time we see Shea is on the beach, staring at the waves on the shore with tears in her eyes. A hummingbird flies straight at him, and Shea takes it as a sign that his wife is with him. As the camera cuts to a long shot, we see Shea pull out her gun and kill herself so she can join his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Maybe he will also see Elsa there.

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