1923 Episode 3 Recap and Ending Explained – “The War Has Come Home,” the 3rd episode of the Paramount+ series from 1923, shows how the Duttons’ cattle grazing camp ended. Cara, Emma, and Elizabeth Strafford, their better halves, welcome Jacob, John, Sr., Jack, as well as others, to the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch back. Jacob has to meet the sheriff, a day off from the ranch and travels to Bozeman, so the Dutton family takes them. For his subsequent hunting mission, Spencer Dutton departs Nairobi with Alexandra, but he faces risks greater than a few leopards. A shocking showdown that puts several Duttons’ lives at risk marks the episode’s conclusion. Let us lend a hand if you need help understanding how the episode ended.
1923 Episode 3 “The War Has Come Home” Recap
Jacob Dutton and other characters start “The War Has Come Home” by feeding the cattle and then heading back to the Dautton Ranch. He informs Cara that he must meet the sheriff in the town. Jacob suggests that everyone go with him when Cara says she misses him. Sheriff McDowell informs Jacob that he is no longer able to hang people. After narrowly escaping death, Banner Creighton returns to his house, barely alive. When Jack takes Elizabeth and his friends to a secret club, he is shocked to see so many strangers. Jack and Elizabeth have sex after leaving the club.
To find hyenas with Alexandra, Spencer travels to a new camp. After receiving a briefing on his assignment, he leaves with Alexandra to visit the ancient child’s footprint. Spencer proposes to Alexandra after she inquires about his feelings for her. Yes, Alexandra responds, and they begin their informal engagement in the wilds of Africa. An elephant attacks them as they return to the camp. The elephant is killed by Spencer, but their vehicle does not start, so they are forced to climb a tree for cover. The dead elephant is devoured by several lions, who also attempt to scale the tree. The couple is saved when members of their camp arrive in the area.
Alexandra reevaluates sharing her life with Spencer after the potentially fatal incident. She asks Spencer to change his job because she does not want to risk her life by remaining with him. By expressing his desire to alter his way of life and reiterating his love for Alexandria, Spencer can resolve their disagreement. The Duttons begin their return trip to the ranch. John Dutton Sr. and Jacob follow the wagon being driven by Jack after Jacob asks Zane to take the lead.
1923 Episode 3 “The War Has Come Home” Ending
Elizabeth and Jack are attacked by a group of men who are firing guns at Jacob and the other Duttons as they make their way back to the Yellowstone ranch. To defend their family, Jacob and John Sr. hide behind a big downed tree and engage in combat with the armed men. Banner Creighton appears in the meantime and repeatedly fires at Jacob Dutton while brandishing a gun. In an effort to exact revenge on Jacob for attempting to hang him, Banner fires a gun at Jacob. Banner felt humiliated by Jacob hanging him alongside his peers, in his eyes. In retaliation for the humiliation the Dutton patriarch endured, the sheepherder attempts to kill him.
Cara first carries Jacob to her lap as she waits for Jack to come to their aid while Jacob tries to survive behind the tree. The three known bullet wounds in Jacob’s body suggest that his chances of surviving the same are very slim, even though he has not fallen unconscious and a doctor has come to the Dutton Ranch to try to save him. Jacob is also no longer young enough to engage in the same life-or-death struggle. Cara’s suspicion that her husband would pass away soon was supported by the possibility that three bullets were fired at him, severely damaging his internal organs. Even if the doctor is able to remove the bullets, he might still be unable to treat Jacob’s internal organ damage, which could cause him to pass away.
Is John Dutton Sr. Dead or Not?
Yes, sadly John Dutton Sr. is dead. John Dutton Sr., Jacob’s nephew, is with him as he confronts Banner while hiding behind a downed tree. John dies instantly in the area of the shootout, while Jacob survives despite being shot multiple times. John’s face is deformed when one of the bullets that were fired at him grazes his eye. Cara tries to stop Emma from seeing her husband’s body because she does not want Emma to see his deformed face. Given that his son Jack is still alive, John’s passing could have a significant impact in the future.
One of the first Duttons that Banner’s men shoot is Jack. Although he and his fiancée Elizabeth are also shot, Jack’s need for vengeance may be sparked by the passing of his father, John. Jack might attempt to exact revenge on Banner and his men for killing his father and almost killing himself and the rest of his family because he only has a shoulder injury to worry about. If Jacob also passes away, Jack might take over as the family’s head of household, probably making an effort to preserve his fathers’ memories until an older person takes over.
Spencer: Will He Visit Yellowstone Again?
Cara realizes she needs a qualified man to lead the Dutton family in the battle against Banner and his men after seeing John Sr. die and facing the possibility of her husband Jacob’s passing. Jack is a powerful and tenacious fighter, but he lacks Spencer’s unwavering ability to hunt down maneaters. Spencer receives a letter from Cara informing him of the situation and requesting his return. Spencer might understand that it’s time for him to go back to Yellowstone because Banner poses a threat to his family and the ranch, even though he may have left to cope with the traumas of his time serving in World War I.
When his brother John Sr. passes away, Spencer might not be able to delay going back home. Cara wants to go back to the ranch because he wants his fiancée Alexandra to avoid having wild animals endanger her life. It is clear that Cara has not completely severed ties with his family based on his endearing letters to the World War I veteran. Spencer may therefore feel obligated to go back to Yellowstone and fight the war that his uncle and Banner started. If so, he might work with his nephew Jack to end Banner’s life.