The BEST Episodes of 1883

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2022

Network: Paramount+

Follow the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. A stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land—Montana.

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Behind Us, A Cliff

#1 - Behind Us, A Cliff

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 19, 2021

Thomas and Shea recruit James and some local cowboys to corral a herd of cattle. As they begin their journey, the caravan is confronted with some of the many dangers they will face along the way.

star 8.17
790 votes
Directors: Ben Richardson
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
River

#2 - River

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 26, 2021

James butts heads with Shea and Thomas about an important decision. Tensions rise in camp when an accusation is made. Elsa begins a flirtation with a cowboy.

star 8.10
747 votes
Directors: Christina Voros
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
1883

#3 - 1883

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 19, 2021

The Dutton family embarks on a journey west through the last bastion of untamed America. James arrives in Texas, where he and his family prepare to make their way through The Great Plains in search of a new home and the promise of opportunity.

star 8.06
837 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
The Crossing

#4 - The Crossing

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 9, 2022

The group faces the harrowing task of crossing the river with their wagons and supplies. Thomas and Noemi grow closer.

star 8.01
544 votes
Directors: Christina Voros
Writers: Taylor Sheridan