Spencer blames himself for heartbreaking 1923 season 1 finale, star says
Spencer Dutton takes full responsibility and blames himself for the heartbreaking 1923 season 1 finale, says series star Brandon Skelnar.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for the 1923 season 1 finale.
According to 1923 star Brandon Skelnar, Spencer Dutton takes responsibility and blames himself for what happened in the season one finale. Season 1, 1923, followed Spencer's whirlwind romance with Alexandra (Schleepfer) and their journey to America, which began when Spencer was tasked with helping his family in need. In a tragic twist, the finale saw Spencer separated from Alexandra and brought back to America from their ship after a duel with her ex-fiancé Arthur (Bruce Davidson) for the 1923 2nd Season left with one major cliffhanger. In the season 1 finale in 1923, Skelnar explained Spencer's state of mind after his devastating turn. While Skelnar was sympathetic to Spencer, he felt that was definitely not his character. Check out Skelnar's explanation of the 1923 ending below:
In early 1923, Spencer was identified as a World War I veteran who moved to Africa in response to the horrors he saw. After Spencer is injured on a hunt and forced to recover in a hotel, she meets Alexandra, who renounces her loveless engagement to be with Spencer. Although Spencer initially considered dropping Alexandra To save her from danger on the long voyage back to Montana, Alexandra reaffirmed her affection for Dutton and vowed to be with him.
No, I don’t fault him at all. But Spencer faults Spencer. I would’ve done the same thing, but I wouldn’t have handled it as well as he did. I think he handled it pretty well... He takes full responsibility. And at the end, when they’re ripped away from each other, he knows that she’ll carry some of that burden and that guilt. But he feels fully responsible for it, and his guilt just compiles at the end of that episode when they’re separated... At the end, Spencer’s trying so hard to keep it together and to avoid any conflict. They’re both so close to getting home, and he goes into it pretty confident that he’s going to be able to hold it down and prevent something from happening. And the most frustrating thing is Arthur’s persistence in making something happen. Spencer’s hands are tied there at the end, but yeah, the whole thing is incredibly tragic and incredibly frustrating.
How Spencer and Alexandra's Tragic 1923 Season 1 Romance Unfolded
During the first season of their journey in 1923, the two grow closer and experience many hardships together, but the two are soon able to arrange a safe return to the United States from Sicily. However, Spencer and Alexandra stumble upon a still-torn Arthur, leading to a duel. While Spencer won and avoided charges against Arthur's fate, his enemies' ties to the royal family led to Spencer's removal from office. Although Spencer and Alexandra's dangerous journey in 1923 Season 1 seems to be coming to an end, they vow to find each other and reunite at their Montana home so Dutton can help his family.
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The romance of Spencer and Alexandra is one of the most tragic of 1923, as the burdened pair find new happiness in each other, only to fall apart again. As such, Skelnar's explanation suggests that the loss of Alexandra hit Spencer hard enough to haunt him going into season 2. With Spencer left alone to deal with his actions, 1923 Season 2 may see him refusing to step back into his old days coping mechanism.
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