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The Fangs of Freedom is the fifth episode of 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story. The episode premiered on January 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.


With supplies short after a food wagon is lost in the river crossing, Josef reveals that a thief is hoarding the settlers' remaining stores. Shea, Thomas and James confront the thieves, take back the supplies, and banish them from the group. Wade informs Shea and Thomas that bandits are active in the region. Elsa and Ennis grow closer and the pair have sex, which Margaret witnesses from afar. Elsa receives harsh words from her mother about her decisions, and James confronts Ennis, who proclaims his love for Elsa. Meanwhile, a group of bandits ambush and kills the banished settlers, and the remaining settler group prepare for a fight. In the ensuing battle, Elsa is saved by Ennis, who in turn is shot and dies in her arms. Elsa kills Ennis' shooter.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Episode Deaths
  • Ravi - Throat Slit by a Bandit
  • Daniel - Murdered in the Massacre by Bandits
  • Ennis - Shot by a Bandit



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