Reservation Dogs

  1. Episode 8 Satvrday
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Unfinished Business A finale full of difficult conversations and decisions caps off a spectacular and revelatory season.
  2. Episode 7 California Dreamin’
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Don’t Wanna Walk Anymore Elora wants desperately to escape the reservation before she’s caught in the current of her own history.
  3. Episode 6 Hunting
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Home with Dad As the effect of Daniel’s absence becomes more clear, it’s becoming less certain whether all of the Rez Dogs will make it to California.
  4. Episode 5 Come and Get Your Love
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Be Good, Fight Evil A reimagining of the Deer Lady makes for a genuinely delightful episode.
  5. Episode 4 What About Your Dad?
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Greasy, Greasy Fry Bread The beginnings of a rift between Bear and Elora threatens to tear the group apart.
  6. Episode 3 Uncle Brownie
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Creator’s Medicine (Buds, Beer, and Backstrap) Elora’s Uncle Brownie, played by Cayuga actor Gary Farmer, teaches the Rez Dogs how to be warriors.
  7. Episode 2 NDN Clinic
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Meat Pies and Black Eyes A quieter episode fleshes out our main characters and the minutiae of the small town of Okern.
  8. Episode 1 F*ckin’ Rez Dogs
    Reservation Dogs Series-Premiere Recap: I Wanna Be Your Dog This strong introduction to a vibrant fictional world sets up authentic conflict without dwelling on Indigenous trauma. Oh yeah, and it’s funny.
  1. Episode 10 I Still Believe
    Reservation Dogs Season-Finale Recap: We Hold Each Other Up After nine weeks of falling apart, the Rez Dogs are finally ready to come back together.
  2. Episode 9 Offerings
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Caught Up in Circles Willie Jack gets a letter from her younger self — and from Daniel.
  3. Episode 8 This Is Where the Plot Thickens
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Big and Kenny Boy’s Excellent Adventure Big and Kenny Boy discover a creepy folk-horror cult in the middle of the woods, which is not what you want.
  4. Episode 7 Stay Gold, Cheesy Boy
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Inside Cheese Cheese faces incarceration after he’s left without an adult guardian. Can the rest of the Rez Dogs come together to bust him out?
  5. Episode 6 Decolonativization
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Trust Fails A pair of wanna-be Native influencers attempt to teach the Rez Dogs what they already know all too well.
  6. Episode 5 Wide Net
    Reservation Dogs Recap: One for the Aunties The aunties try to cut loose in this episode that also highlights the burdens Indigenous women are often forced to bear, invisibly and thanklessly.
  7. Episode 4 Mabel
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Hard Times Being physically present is not the same as “being there” for someone.
  8. Episode 3 Roofing
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Little Bear Bear starts a new job while dealing with the same old problems.
  9. Episode 2 Run
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Free Fallin’ There’s hope that the Rez Dogs can turn it around, but there’s still a lot that can go wrong.
  10. Episode 1 The Curse
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Indians Never Die Jackie and Elora encounter a straight-up Dances With Wolves acid trip on their road trip to L.A.
  1. Episode 10 Dig
    Reservation Dogs Series-Finale Recap: We Did Good After a beautiful run, Reservation Dogs has come to an end. Let’s keep supporting Indigenous storytelling.
  2. Episode 9 Elora’s Dad
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Second Chances Thank the convoluted rules of student financial aid for giving us Elora’s reunion with her absentee father.
  3. Episode 8 Send It
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Elder Heist It’s the Rez Dogs’ turn to impart some wisdom to the elders.
  4. Episode 7 Wahoo!
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Hoka, Bae! This whole episode is a beautiful love letter to Indigenous women.
  5. Episode 6 Frankfurter Sandwich
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Operation Nephew Rescue The elders don’t want the Rez Dogs to be haunted by the same mistakes they made as young people in Okern.
  6. Episode 5 House Made of Bongs
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Space Oddity A flashback breaks from our core four to reveal how Okern’s elders have also struggled to carve out a place for themselves in this world.
  7. Episode 4 Friday
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Cleaning House A transitional episode sees the Rez Dogs all back together, wondering what the future holds.
  8. Episode 3 Deer Lady
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Life Among Wolves Bear makes an unlikely ally in Deer Lady.
  9. Episode 2 Maximus
    Reservation Dogs Recap: Lost in the Milky Way Bear sees firsthand how important it is to stay connected to his community.
  10. Episode 1 BUSSIN’
    Reservation Dogs Season-Premiere Recap: NDN Storytelling The California trip has provided the Rez Dogs some relief, but they still have to find their places among their community and families.
  1. best of 2023
    The Best TV Shows of 2023 (So Far)It’s certainly one of the more interesting TV years in recent memory.
  2. music notes
    Soundtracking a Coming of AgeRez Dogs music supervisor Tiffany Anders and showrunner Sterlin Harjo sought a “DIY quality” for the sound of the series.
  3. a long talk
    Sterlin Harjo Lays Reservation Dogs to Rest“We’ve watched this world grow from four kids to a whole community.”
  4. backstories
    Assembling OkernReservation Dogs’ art department designed its fictional hometown to mirror the memories of its most important audience: the series’ cast and crew.
  5. endings
    Reservation Dogs Looks Beyond Good-byeThe series signs off with a reminder that farewells don’t have to be forever and new journeys are always beginning.
  6. endings
    Reservation Dogs Closes the Circle of Peak TVThe end of Sterlin Harjo’s singular half-hour dramedy might also be the end of a small but astounding moment in post-prestige television.
  7. backstories
    How Reservation Dogs Became the Best-Cast Show on TVAll it took was a little Hollywood royalty, a lot of Oklahoma talent, and the eye of casting director Angelique Midthunder.
  8. a long talk
    ‘This Is Not a Blip’Dallas Goldtooth considers the post–Reservation Dogs future, for himself and for an industry that’s finally making space for Native creators.
  9. chat room
    Reservation Dogs’s Paulina Alexis Found Solace in Willie Jack’s Healing Journey“You got to be young and dumb to be old and wise, right?”
  10. backstories
    Reservation Dogs’ American Horror StoryIn telling a story of Indian boarding school abuse, director Danis Goulet sought to honor, not exploit: “Our people have to have agency.”
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