This week’s episode of Billy the kid was the first to truly begin his outlaw career, after the first three episodes dealt mostly with his early years and the gradual loss of his family. “Interlude” found Billy alone for the first time, leaving after his escape from prison. He was imprisoned harshly for warning Upson to talk him out of meddling in the Santa Fe Ring, a detail that’s mostly relegated to the background here. Billy the kid Season 1 Episode 5, “A Little Bit of Paradise,” will pick up with Billy in a precarious position as a new (albeit reluctant) member of the Seven Rivers Gang. In summary:
- Billy met a man named Alias, who helped him get a job as a cowboy in Texas working for a man named Mr. Hooker.
- Hooker persuaded Billy to steal horses, which was eventually discovered, leading to Alias killing Hooker and Billy falling for the drunken local blacksmith, Cahill.
- Billy killed Cahill in self-defense, but was once again considering a heavy prison sentence. After a brief visit from Upson, he again fled captivity.
- After his horse was stolen by locals, Billy wandered around until he eventually collapsed from dehydration and exhaustion. He was rescued by the Seven Rivers Gang and cared for by a woman named Barbara. Billy began a romantic relationship with Barbara but discovered by the end of the episode that she was already one with her associate Jesse Evans.
Billy the Kid season 1, episode 5 release date
“A Little Bit of Paradise” is slated for release on May 8, 2022. It will be the fifth of eight planned episodes that will be released weekly every Sunday. Here is the complete program:
- Billy the kid season 1, episodes 1, 2 and 3 released on April 24, 2022.
- Billy the kid Season 1, Episode 4, “Interlude”, released May 1, 2022.
- Billy the kid season 1, episode 5, “A Little Bit of Paradise”, will be released on May 8, 2022.
- Billy the kid season 1, episode 6, “Fate”, will be released on May 15, 2022.
- Billy the kid season 1, episode 7, “At the House”, will be released on May 22, 2022.
- Billy the kid season 1, episode 8, “The Rampage”, will be released on June 5, 2022.
Where to watch Billy the Kid online
Billy the kid is exclusive to Epix, which is available as an add-on for other popular platforms such as Amazon Prime and FuboTV.
Preview and predictions for “A Little Bit of Paradise”:
Things are not looking good! Here are some speculations:
- Billy is obviously going to have to navigate his relationship with Barbara and his loyalty to Jesse, especially now that Jesse literally saved his life.
- Billy remains a wanted man, and we know there are wanted posters for him everywhere, so people trying to cash in on the bounty could get him in trouble.
- Most of Billy’s legend takes place in New Mexico, so we’ll start to see a development towards the Lincoln County War, which Billy participated in as part of the Regulators.
- Upson’s brief presence in “Interlude” means we’re inevitably going to get more development in his crusade against the Santa Fe Ring.