Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 1 Recap – how did the band form?

By Adam Lock
Published: March 3, 2023 (Last updated: March 27, 2023)
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Daisy Jones & The Six manages to introduce a fictional band and their origin story without any corny or cliched moments. This is a promising premiere, with good quality songs and an authentic, atmospheric seventies setting.

We recap the Prime Video series Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 1, “Track 1: Come and Get It,” which contains spoilers.

TV shows centering on rock bands or the music industry, in general, don’t seem to have the best track record (pardon the pun) unless you are going down the comedy route. It’s a sub-genre that promises so much, but striking that right balance between authenticity and originality can be hard to replicate, which makes this new Prime Video series all the more intriguing.

The premiere episode of Daisy Jones and the Six, titled “Track 1: Come and Get It,” seems to buck the trend, offering an origin story for an upcoming seventies band that feels believable and not too trite while also being highly entertaining with some truly catchy songs.

Daisy Jones and the Six Season 1 Episode 1 Recap

In this opening episode, the band is introduced via flashbacks and interconnected present-day interviews. The creators (Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber) frame the show like a documentary to add another layer of authenticity to the proceedings. Title cards explain how in 1977, Daisy Jones and the Six were one of the biggest bands in the world after the release of their award-winning, multi-platinum selling album, ‘Aurora.’ But a sold-out show in Chicago would end up being their last ever performance, with the band refusing to discuss their sudden break-up for the next twenty years until now.

Why did Daisy have no confidence?

Like all biographical documentaries, we start with the star’s childhood and upbringing. Daisy Jones was a privileged child who grew up in a wealthy family in sixties Los Angeles. She loved music more than anything else, although her mother hated her singing and quickly destroyed her daughter’s self-worth, shouting at the child. In her teens, Daisy attended gigs, where she became obsessed with music all over again.

She kept a diary, writing down her thoughts and lyrics inside it while partying hard and experimenting with any drugs she could lay her hands on. Unfortunately, she had extremely low self-esteem at this time and allowed others to take advantage of her, including her current boyfriend, who stole her lyrics for his hit song.

How did the band form?

Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Billy Dunne (Sam Claflin) watched over his brother Graham’s fledgling band in Pittsburgh. Billy eventually joined the band as their lead singer, and they formed a new act called The Dunne Brothers. Billy was the frontman, with Graham on guitar, Eddie on bass, and Warren on the drums.

They started with small shows, playing proms, and graduations, but everything changed at one insignificant wedding party. Billy and Graham saw their father in the crowd. He was a horrid man who left them both as children and seemed nonplussed by Billy’s sudden appearance. Billy proceeded to smash his father’s guitar right before him, releasing years of pent-up rage, and then he vowed to become the greatest singer in the greatest band of all time. Billy was motivated to succeed by his father’s indifference. He wanted to prove him wrong.

How did Billy meet Camila?

The band grew in popularity on the local scene, and Billy quickly developed quite the ego. At the dry cleaners, he sparks a conversation with photographer Camila Alvarez (Camila Morrone), and soon, the couple is dating. She introduces Billy to her family, and afterward, the Dunne Brothers prepare for their biggest gig.

At this performance, Graham falls instantly in love with keyboard player Karen (Suki Waterhouse), who played the main act on the bill. Tour manager Rod Reyes (Timothy Olyphant) watches them play at this gig and urges them to move to Los Angeles.

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Billy then tells Camila the bitter-sweet news; they are finally moving to California to get signed to a label to break into the industry. Camila is invited to join the band but feels she can’t just leave her family behind. Eventually, she changes her mind and joins the band as they embark on a road trip to Los Angeles.

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What motivates Daisy to become a singer?

In the premiere’s closing scenes, Daisy (Riley Keough) is dating another ignorant, self-obsessed boyfriend who wants to steal her ideas again. Daisy argues with this boyfriend, stating that she doesn’t want to be a muse anymore; she wants to be somebody making art. Over the years, influential people in her life have kept her down, killing her confidence and self-worth.

Well, Daisy has had enough. She enters a nearly empty bar and plays one of her songs on the bar’s piano, singing her lyrics out loud to a handful of drunks. At that moment, Daisy is inspired and motivated, with tears streaming down her cheeks. She leaves the dingy bar with renewed confidence and a beaming smile. Billy and the band drive by, seeing this happy woman for the first time, unaware that their lives would soon cross paths.

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