1883 fans figured Elsa Dutton would be sad and miserable after tragedy struck in Ep. 5. That’s not going to be the case.
1883 kept the drama coming in Episode 6 of the hit streaming show, but it also leaned into some of the lighter elements that make the show so compelling.
Elsa (Isabel May) is in deep mourning over the death of Ennis (Eric Nelsen), and in a scene that’s hauntingly reminiscent of Shea Brennan’s (Sam Elliott) opening scene in the series, viewers see her sitting by his grave with a pistol in her hand, seemingly contemplating taking her own life. She’s interrupted by Brennan himself, who tells her, “I’ve sat right where you’re sitting … but here I am.“