Eli was raised to take superstition very seriously.
“At heart, Eli is still a Comanche dressed up like a white guy. The apple only falls so far from the tree,” explains Executive Producer and Showrunner Kevin Murphy.
When Eli gets shot, he’s certain that it’s a sign to call off his plans to take down the Garcías over the oil.
However, Phineas doesn’t believe that’s what Eli actually wants, and “he forces his dad’s hand by going through with the burning of Niles’s bar,” David Wilson Barnes, who plays Phineas, explains.
This is the exact betrayal that a young Eli was warned about from a settler, Maggie.
Hear the cast and creators break down the inner turmoil of Eli as he starts to see Maggie’s prophecy unfold.
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