4 youngsters who cope with grief, bereavement, and a robust want to depart the reservation and transfer to California are the topics of Hulu’s “Reservation Canines,” a drama collection. It’s repeatedly implied that the lack of their pal Daniel performed a major function of their option to depart. He initially proposed the concept, and they’re now merely finishing up his request. The truth that Daniel’s demise was brought on by the city additionally feeds their want. They don’t need the identical factor to occur to them as a result of it ate him up.
Daniel is a continuing within the lifetime of the reserve canines regardless of having handed away earlier than the occasions of the episode. Though the present doesn’t straight tackle Daniel’s predicament or what was occurring in his life previous to his passing, it does go away some hints. That is what transpired to him. Spoilers observe.
How Did Daniel Go Away?
Daniel’s absence serves because the spark for the plot to start in “Reservation Canines,” however the actual circumstances of his passing are revealed within the seventh episode of Season 1. From the beginning, it was clear that Daniel was the centre of the group, and he nonetheless serves because the glue that holds them collectively. Nevertheless, he had personally been going by way of some actually attempting circumstances. The circumstance at his home is the place all of it begins. Though it isn’t explicitly said, it’s clear that his mother and father don’t get alongside. Daniel spends the vast majority of his time at his uncle Leon’s home as a result of it looks like they quarrel on a regular basis and issues are so busy at dwelling.
He likes to spend the day exterior along with his friends or at Willie Jack’s home, however as evening falls, he’s compelled to return dwelling. He begins to dread it a lot that he’s keen to do all the pieces to keep away from going dwelling, whatever the penalties. In an effort to maintain him firm for so long as potential, Elora senses his discomfort. Within the eighth episode, she stays with him regardless of the others leaving to go dwelling. She takes him dancing, the place he briefly feels higher. However quickly, she should return dwelling as properly, and that’s when Daniel turns into irritable.
He makes the choice to proceed strolling after Elora has left. She doesn’t see him till the next morning, however what transpired in Episode 6 helps her piece collectively the remainder of his voyage. Willie Jack and Leon focus on Daniel whereas out searching. Leon was really the final particular person to see him alive, it seems. He tried to be there for Daniel as a lot as he may regardless of realizing that issues have been tough for him, however when Daniel handed away, he questioned whether or not he may have accomplished extra. He’s nonetheless tormented by guilt.
Daniel goes off after breaking his settlement with Elora to journey to California collectively and ultimately finds himself exterior Leon’s home, the place he was busy with another issues. Leon is unaware that Daniel is pleading for help when he asks whether or not he wants any support. As it’s already too late for him to be wandering the streets, Leon decides to ship him dwelling out of fear for his well-being. Later, he learns that Daniel was by no means capable of return dwelling. He went to their regular hiding place and dedicated suicide, which Elora realized the next morning.