Helen Mirren is optimistic about Spencer Dutton's return home in season 2 of "1923" and hopes it will happen quickly. The first season of the epic adventure story centered around Spencer and his aristocratic wife Alexandra left their future together uncertain. Spencer's journey back to Montana to save his family's ranch from the schemes of Donald Whitfield has been long and challenging, especially without his wife by his side.
However, there is a possibility of a time jump between seasons 1 and 2 of "1923," which could relieve viewers of the suspense surrounding Spencer's reunion with his family. Helen Mirren, who portrays Cara Dutton in the show, believes that season 2 will indeed bring Spencer home swiftly, allowing the story to progress. In an interview with Deadline, Mirren shared her thoughts on the matter.
It cannot be denied that Spencer and Alexandra's perilous journey from Africa to Europe made for captivating television, which was undoubtedly the intention of show creator Taylor Sheridan. Nonetheless, the extended duration of their journey may have caused frustration and impatience among viewers eagerly anticipating the long-awaited Dutton family reunion. Since Cara's desperate letter to Spencer after the fatal shootout that claimed John Dutton Sr.'s life and almost killed Jacob, portrayed by Harrison Ford, the anticipation for their reunion has been building.
The decision to not have Spencer return home by the end of season 1 was certainly unexpected and posed a risk. However, Sheridan and the show's team managed to pull off this prolonged reunion tease, but now it is time to put an end to the suspense and provide viewers with the payoff they have been eagerly awaiting. Mirren acknowledges this, hence her hopeful tone regarding Spencer's early homecoming in season 2 of "1923."
Naturally, Spencer's arrival home is only a part of the story, as Alexandra still needs to find her way to Montana, potentially setting the stage for another emotional reunion later in the season. This raises the possibility of a surprising twist in season 2, unless Sheridan has something unexpected planned. Actress Julia Schlaepfer, who portrays Alexandra, has recently teased that there may be a significant surprise for Spencer when they finally reunite.
In summary, Helen Mirren's optimism about Spencer's swift return in season 2 of "1923" reflects the viewer's desire for resolution and closure. The journey of Spencer and Alexandra has captivated audiences, but now it's time for the story to progress towards their reunion and the subsequent chapters of their lives. Only time will tell how the creators of "1923" will bring this epic tale to its next exciting phase.