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Sheriff Joy Hawk Trusts Her Instincts in Outer Range Exclusive Clip

Tamara Podemski, 'Outer Range'

Stakes are raised and secrets are revealed in the next episodes of Outer Range, the paranormal Western from Amazon Studios, and Deputy Sheriff Joy Hawk must dig up painful lessons from her childhood on a Wyoming reservation to solve the mystery.

In an exclusive clip from the show's fifth episode, Joy (played by Indigenous Canadian actor Tamara Podemski) reaches a breakthrough in a murder investigation that is creating dangerous rifts in her rural town, threatening her career and the stability of her own family.

(Spoilers ahead for the first season of Outer Range.)

As the first gay Native American to run for sheriff in Wyoming, Joy has to deal with the everyday racism and homophobia of white Christian conservatives in her community to win the upcoming election. She's drawn into a power struggle between two ranchers, Royal Abbott (Josh Brolin) and Wayne Tillerson (Will Patton), who are fighting for ownership of a pasture at the border of their properties.

Unknown to most of the town, a black, fathomless void has appeared on that land, creating a passage to alternate dimensions and causing disappearances and paranormal sightings. When Wayne's eldest son, Trevor (Matt Lauria), goes missing and turns up dead on the Abbotts' land, implicating Royal's family in the crime, Joy is forced to trust her instincts in the face of conflicting evidence, and challenge the idea of what defines "a good man" in her community.

"When I was about 10 years old, I was friends with a girl, a white girl who lived on a ranch near the reservation where I grew up," she tells Deputy Matt (Matthew Maher).

"Then one day her uncle and one of his buddies saw me walking home from school alone. They pulled over and asked me if I wanted a ride, and I knew if I got in that truck something bad would happen to me...

"Something inside me was talking, and I listened."

Watch the full clip below.

The next episodes of Outer Range stream on Prime Video on Friday.

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