1923 Season 1 Episode 6 Recap – do Spencer and Alexandra survive?

By Marc Miller
Published: February 12, 2023 (Last updated: February 14, 2024)
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1923 continues to be gripping, but the series is beginning to drown in romance.

We recap the Paramount+ series 1923 Season 1 Episode 6, “One Ocean Closer to Destiny,” which contains spoilers.

1923 left us with another episode of Spencer (Brandon Sklenar) and Alexandra’s (Julia Schlaepfer) lives in danger. Frankly, it has been happening so often it is translating as an equivalent of murder of the week as the couple continues almost to meet their demise.

1923 would be better served to spend more time and attention on Teonna’s (Aminah Nieves) story, which gives the series much-needed relevance and power.

1923 Season 1 Episode 6 Recap


Hank has Teonna change into his son’s clothes. Why? So she looks like a boy when the men come to look for her, which is inevitable since she killed two nuns at the Indian school. He tells Teonna they must also burn all her clothes and anything from that institution. Hank burns the clothes but refuses to burn the bible because, as he (or the bible) puts it, God could turn cities into salt. So, Hank has Teonna bury them in the dirt by the river.

However, unbeknownst to Teonna, agents appear at her grandmother’s home looking for her. One of the agents pushes her, knocks her head off the heavy metal stove, and she appears to have died. The agent gets away with it because he claims she attacked him and he was defending himself. This is an example of how law enforcement considers themselves the law and the executioner.

Jacob and Cara Dutton

Cara attempts to hire a couple of extra men, twenty per Jacob, to engage as livestock agents. She performs the interviews with the Sheriff and her nephew, Jack. Most men are disrespectful and only look at the Sheriff, answering questions in his direction even if Cara asks them. They hire a former Chicago police officer turned cowboy, Clyde.

He lives three hours away and has a family, but he never misses a livestock meeting. Of course, they are well short of the goal, so Cara tells the Sheriff what has been happening. He arrives, flabbergasted as to how Jacob has covered up the crimes, even though his family has been victims.

When asks where Jacob dumped the shepherd’s bodies, and Jake says over the Montana and Wyoming border. (This is funny because if you remember even back to Yellowstone’s first season, the Duttons have been dumping bodies there for over a hundred years). The Sheriff tells Jacob he will make arrests in the morning, but his family has to make statements.

Do Spencer and Alexandra survive?

Yes, I’m happy to report the world’s most nauseatingly adorable couple, Spencer and Alexandra, appear to have survived the accident. The boat is turned over, still afloat, and Spencer is swimming in the shark-infested waters calling out his fiance’s name. Spencer climbs to the ship and hears Alexandra calling for help underneath the hull.

Of course, he gallantly dives underneath the water, through the boat, swims to her, and manages to get her out. However, they are stuck on top of a metal boat in the searing sun, and a couple of sharks are banging into the boat.

They are eventually rescued by a passing ship. When they enter the vessel, they talk to the captain. Spencer asks them to marry them so Alexandra can get past immigration, which could take months in the United States and would delay his arrival in Montana. He does, and the man even offers Alexandra his dead wife’s ring for Spencer’s fiance to wear. Of course, the trauma of being wrecked at sea is cured by a small room, a makeshift shower, a wedding gift basket from the captain, and a hot night of passion.

1923 Season 1 Episode 6 Ending Explained

Episode 6 ends with Spencer and Jacob having a “Jack and Rose Titanic moment” at the front of the ship. Alexandra wants to know everything about her new husband. This hints at more of a backstory to come in the future. Alexandra tells Spencer from now on, she will be his shadow.

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