After the explosiveness (literally) of the Season 3 finale,Yellowstone fans have come to expect absolute chaos from Taylor Sheridan and company.
While the show remains the most popular show on television, and deservedly so, the buzz among fans seems to think that this season has been a little slow.
Taylor Sheridan recently said in an interview that he already has the story written from beginning to end, and wouldn’t use more seasons than necessary to tell that story, but for some fans, this past season has already started to feel like they let off the gas and put the show in neutral.
Jimmy’s story was a HUGE focus this season, setting the table for his spinoff series down at the 6666’s Ranch in Texas, not to mention the number of 1883 sneak peeks…
John Dutton (Kevin Costner), Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) and Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) turned in some fantastic performances, and we saw a lot of bunkhouse shenanigans, but overall, Season 4 didn’t quite bring the fireworks that Yellowstone fans are looking for.
And then the finale…
Aside from the end (which I won’t spoil), not a whole lot was going on. Just judging by the chatter on Twitter, the word I’m seeing quite a bit is “disappointing.”
Yellowstone finale can kick rocks. Whole season was a letdown
Where has tonight's episode of Yellowstone been all season? Way to redeem yourself Taylor Sheridan. Outstanding writing and acting by all. Still need to wrap it up next season. Can't wait till Season 5. #Yellowstonefinale#YellowstoneTV#TaylorSheridan
And some weren’t impressed with this season all together:
This can’t be anyones favorite season of Yellowstone, right? It’s inconsistent, and so boring. Season 5 better be BIG to make up for this filler season. Carter has been the best thing that has come from this season though! #Yellowstonefinale#yellowstonetv
And of course there were many that loved Season 4, as well as the finale. Different strokes for different folks, eh?
Personally, I thought the season was a bit slow as well, but it also set the table for a lot of things to come. Now, do you really need to set the table for things to come? I suppose that’s debatable, but without getting into to many spoilers, we did resolve some of the big questions from Season 3 and get new ones to think about for Season 5.
When will Season 5 be? Probably next fall, but who really knows… it’s way too early to tell.
What we do know, based on Sheridan’s own words is that the show isn’t going to run for 9 or 10 seasons, in fact, it’s probably be more like 6 or 7.
If you’re looking for the entire Yellowstone soundtrack, complete through every episode of Season 4, then look no further. Our Yellowstone: The Soundtrack Playlist, features every song from every episode, updated in real time, every Sunday night.