The BEST episodes of 1883 season 1

Every episode of 1883 season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 1883 season 1!

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.

Last Updated: 5/19/2024Network: Paramount+Status: Ended
This Is Not Your Heaven
2112 votes

#1 - This Is Not Your Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/27/2022

James and Margaret face a heavy decision. Shea and Thomas take bold action to help one of their own.

Directors: Ben Richardson
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Racing Clouds
2060 votes

#2 - Racing Clouds

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/20/2022

A misunderstanding leads to a battle with serious consequences.

Directors: Ben Richardson
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The Fangs of Freedom
2165 votes

#3 - The Fangs of Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/16/2022

Shea and Thomas cope with the aftermath of the river crossing, but there is little time to grieve and no shortage of challenges ahead. Elsa and Ennis share a romantic moment.

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Lightning Yellow Hair
2106 votes

#4 - Lightning Yellow Hair

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/6/2022

Elsa makes an unlikely friend. The group faces a harrowing challenge from mother nature. The camp searches for one of their own.

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Behind Us, A Cliff
2314 votes

#5 - Behind Us, A Cliff

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/19/2021

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.

Directors: Ben Richardson
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2520 votes

#6 - 1883

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/19/2021

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.

Directors: Taylor Sheridan
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The Weep of Surrender
2076 votes

#7 - The Weep of Surrender

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/13/2022

Elsa makes a big decision. Shea faces doubts as winter looms.

Directors: Ben Richardson
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Boring The Devil
2145 votes

#8 - Boring The Devil

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/30/2022

Shea helps Elsa cope with her loss. The group crosses another river and prepares to enter Indian territory. Thomas buys Noemi a gift.

Directors: Ben Richardson
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2285 votes

#9 - River

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/26/2021

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.

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The Crossing
2229 votes

#10 - The Crossing

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/9/2022

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

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