Pioneers cross a deadly river

latest episode of 1883 Paramount+ once again killed pioneers attempting to travel north in 19th century America.


Time period limits were displayed, as modern-day spectators consider something that proves fatal to travellers. 1883, The river crossing was made in a recent episode and now Dutton and the passengers finally made it, but with dire consequences.

Our series narrator Elsa Dutton (Isabelle May) once again explained how unforgiving localities would attempt to take lives, but she enjoyed a personal victory during Episode 4. 1883,


The River Crossing Death Toll

episode 4 1883, aptly titled “The Crossing”, focuses on only one story – how to get everyone, their animals, and their wagons across the river.

Another complication is added to the task when Joseph (Mark Rissman) explained to Shea (Sam Elliott) that many European immigrants could not swim because it was illegal in their home countries.


So much so that whoever drowned, their bodies would be whipped before burial.

Although James Dutton (Tim McGraw) initially agrees with Shea and Thomas (Lamonica Garrett) that he will leave for a water crossing with the group in the morning, James decides to move his family and property first at the end of the night. . ,

Margaret (Faith Hill) carries her son John on his horse first before crossing the wagon. Although the tension has risen, she overcomes it with relative ease.


The next day, Shia once again read the Riot Act to all the passengers, informing them that they needed to lighten the load of their wagons to cross the river. Many hesitate but eventually break away from their weighty belongings. When they leave we find the piano, cupboards, jewelry, tables and chairs left behind.

The crossing is unlucky for many people because they cannot swim. The individuals go first, led by James and Margaret, who carry a rope to cross with them. Thomas’ words ring true when he says, “Cold heads cross rivers, hot heads drown.”

This is certainly the case when it comes to crossing with horses and wagons.


James Dutton (Tim McGraw) leads the crossing of the river in episode 4 of “1883” on Paramount+.
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Elsa plays Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” on the abandoned piano and the song provides the score for a deadly river crossing, before she tears away from the beauty of her ability.

We only catch glimpses of events, with Thomas diving after one woman who is swept away by the current, and Margaret battling with another who struggles to come to the surface. Margaret goes back to shore and is crushed after losing a member of the group.

Later Elsa and Ennis carry the cattle safely through the water and we see a vase floating near the wagon that fell and sank. That means they didn’t lighten the load as much as they could.

Although we see just one woman swimming in the river, the survivors are digging three graves, possibly for those they lost while crossing the river.

budding romance

Elsa may have ended the episode in tears while playing the piano but before that she was on Cloud 9 after enjoying their first kiss.

After much flirting, he and Ennis finally lock their lips while they are on top of their horses. Unfortunately for them, James is watching but he eventually gives his blessings to both of them. Via voiceover, Elsa says that kissing is silly when you think about it, but she can’t wait to do it again.

Elsewhere, Thomas has his fans. Romantic widower Noemi joins him and feeds him in the middle of the night so he can eat it.

He warns her that she doesn’t want anything from him, but she corrects him, reminding her that men don’t know what women want. Later we see them preparing to cross the river while riding together.

1883 It will launch on Paramount+ on January 16, 2022, with Episode 5 next Sunday.