This week’s episode of Billy the Kid was the first to really begin his career an outlaw, after the first three episodes dealt mostly with his earliest years and the gradual loss of his family. “Interlude” found Billy on his own for the first time, setting out after his prison escape. He was being harshly imprisoned as a warning to Upson to put him off meddling in the Santa Fe Ring, a detail which is mostly shunted into the background here. Billy the Kid season 1, episode 5, “A Little Bit of Paradise”, will pick up with Billy in a precarious position as a new (albeit unwilling) member of the Seven Rivers Gang. In summary:
- Billy ran into a man named Alias, who helped him secure a job as a cowboy in Texas working for a man named Mr Hooker.
- Hooker coaxed Billy into stealing some horses, which was eventually discovered, leading Alias to kill Hooker and Billy to fall foul of the drunken local blacksmith, Cahill.
- Billy killed Cahill in self-defense but was once again looking at a hefty prison sentence. After a brief visit from Upson, he once again fled captivity.
- After having his horse stolen by Natives, Billy wandered around until eventually collapsing from dehydration and exhaustion. He was rescued by the Seven Rivers Gang and tended to by a woman named Barbara. Billy began a romantic relationship with Barbara but discovered at the end of the episode that she was already in one with his associate Jesse Evans.
Billy the Kid season 1, episode 5 release date
“A Little Bit of Paradise” is slated for release on May 8, 2022. It’ll be the fifth of a planned eight episodes releasing weekly every Sunday. Here’s the full schedule:
- Billy the Kid season 1, episodes 1, 2, and 3 released on April 24, 2022.
- Billy the Kid season 1, episode 4, “Interlude”, released on May 1, 2022.
- Billy the Kid season 1, episode 5, “A Little Bit of Paradise”, will release on May 8, 2022.
- Billy the Kid season 1, episode 6, “Fate”, will release on May 15, 2022.
- Billy the Kid season 1, episode 7, “At the House”, will release on May 22, 2022.
- Billy the Kid season 1, episode 8, “The Rampage”, will release on June 5, 2022.
Where to watch Billy the Kid online
Billy the Kid is exclusive to Epix, which is available as an add-on for another popular platforms such as Amazon Prime and FuboTV.
Preview and predictions for “A Little Bit of Paradise”:
Things aren’t looking good! Here’s some speculation:
- Billy is obviously going to have to navigate his relationship with Barbara and his loyalty to Jesse, especially now that Jesse has literally saved his life.
- Billy remains a wanted man, and we know that there are wanted posters of him all over the place, so people trying to cash in on the bounty might cause him some problems.
- The bulk of Billy’s legend takes place in New Mexico, so we’ll begin to see development towards the Lincoln County War, which Billy participated in as part of the Regulators.
- Upson’s brief presence in “Interlude” means we’re inevitably going to get more development in his crusade against the Santa Fe Ring as well.