A generation of the Dutton family is followed in the Western drama series in 1923, a period marked by several challenges, including Prohibition, a severe drought, and the early beginnings of the Great Depression, which ravaged Montana long before the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Considering that 1923 Season 1 has a 91% approval rating and an average rating of 7.0/10 based on 32 reviews from reviewers, the continuation of the story from the previous season is not shocking. The series has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100 on Metacritic, which is based on 15 critic reviews, indicating “generally favourable reviews.”
Although the official narrative summary for the second season has not been released, it is assumed that it will carry on the story from the last episode, “Nothing Left to Lose,” which was written and directed by Taylor Sheridan and directed by Ben Richardson. After the priests leave and don’t come back, Father Renaud and Marshall Kent look for Teonna. Teonna is located and taken with Runs His Horse and Pete Plenty Clouds. Creighton is let out without posting a bond. Zane is assaulted by police while his wife, Alice, is taken into custody for miscegenation. Spencer and Alex board a ship bound for London in the meanwhile. Spencer accepts Arthur’s offer to a duel, which he wins over Alex’s previous fiancé.
Spencer murders Arthur when he assaults him, nevertheless, out of self-defence. Spencer gets taken from the ship at the closest port despite not being charged. Alex discovers that she cannot leave the ship and that her parents have made arrangements for her to return to London. She says she will locate Spencer in Bozeman, Montana, after seeing him being carried away. Whitfield returns to the Dutton ranch to inform them that he has paid their property tax and that he will take control of the land’s deed if they do not repay him by the end of the year. Elizabeth miscarries the baby.
Sheridan also disclosed to Deadline that Season 2 will wrap up the plot and is truly “the second half” of Season 1. He clarified, “This one is different from 1883 where I had the whole thing blocked out in my head. This one, I had no idea what I was going to do. I just went on a journey myself and I’m the one that made the call to the network, which is probably the greatest call they ever got. Hey, I need to make more episodes to finish this story. I need to do this in two blocks. An eight-episode block and a second eight-episode block to wrap this up. I can’t wrap it up in two episodes and do the story justice. For them, it is great because they get more content. For me, I get more runway.”