Actor Brandon Sklenar recently opened up about the season finale of the Yellowstone prequel, 1923. In an interview with PEOPLE, Sklenar, who plays Spencer Dutton in the series, discussed the intense conclusion of the season and what fans can expect in season 2. As Spencer and Alex (played by Julia Schlepper) continued their journey to return to Montana, they encountered trouble on the ship, leading to a heartbreaking separation and an uncertain future. Sklenar described the episode's conclusion as devastating, stating that reading the script for the first time was brutal. Spencer now finds himself unsure if he has lost Alex forever and questions whether he will ever see his family again. This uncertainty weighs heavily on him, as time becomes precious.
Sklenar explained that Spencer puts the blame on himself and feels a great amount of guilt for the way things transpired. This guilt, combined with the guilt he already carries from the war and not being able to see his family, changes him as a man. Sklenar teased that viewers will see a different version of Spencer in the second part of the series. Sklenar expressed his delight in playing the character of Spencer, calling him the best character he has played and his favorite experience working thus far. He credited the great writing and the opportunity to work with talented individuals as factors that contributed to his enjoyment. Looking ahead to the future of the series, Sklenar suggested that there is much more story to tell and exciting developments to anticipate.
He mentioned that the show is still being written, and he and the director have speculated on the direction the storyline may take. Sklenar expressed his hope that Spencer will fully realize his mission of returning home, fighting for his family out of love and vengeance, and ultimately reuniting with Alex. The article concludes by encouraging readers to sign up for PEOPLE's daily newsletter to stay updated on the latest news and stories from the entertainment world. Season 1 of 1923 can be streamed in its entirety on Paramount+.