Perhaps one of the most bizarre storylines, or plot holes rather, of Yellowstone Season 4 was that Q’orianka Kilcher’s character Angela Blue Thunder was completely absent.
A badass attorney and associate of Thomas Rainwater, she made her presence known towards the end of Season 3, appearing in Episodes 4, 7, 8 and the Season Finale. She was such a imposing personality, that fans even suspected she was behind the Dutton family attack that capped off Season 3.
In the finale, Angela Blue Thunder tells Rainwater they won’t stand on that land again with him in charge:
“Not with you we won’t. There is no such thing as morality. There’s own the land, and there’s lose the land. That’s all you’ll be judged by. Not how you do it. Winners are never judged by how; they save that for the losers.”
She also says that they could take John out and nobody would know who it was:
“You have an opportunity to free that land of him. And it will look like everyone but you who did it.”
To which Rainwater replied:
“I’m not a criminal.”
I mean, she was definitely on my shortlist of suspects, however she was nowhere to be seen in Season 4. It was pretty weird… but then again, Season 4 garnered quite a few complaints from fans.
Nevertheless, according to Deadline, she will be making her return in Season 5.
‘Yellowstone’ Actress Q’orianka Kilcher Charged With Disability Fraud
A Yellowstone actress is in hot water.
Q’orianka Kilcher, who plays Angela Blue Thunder on the hit TV series, is currently facing criminal charges for reportedly collecting disability benefits while being able to work, according to Page Six.
The 32-year-old was charged with allegedly cashing in on almost $97,000 in disability benefits while she was working on the set of Yellowstone.
In October of 2018, she allegedly injured her neck and right shoulder while on set of Dora and the Lost City of Gold, according to the insurance department’s statement.
Her attorney Michael Becker said she was a passenger in a production vehicle when the injury occurred.
Becker said in the statement:
“Third-party doctors verified her injury and entitlement to benefits. Ms. Kilcher was at all times candid with her doctors and treatment providers and never intentionally accepted benefits that she did not believe she was entitled to.”
A year later, she told a doctor who was handling her insurance claim that she was offered to work, but could not take it due to the results of her injury.
From 2018 to 2021, Kilcher racked up $96,838 in disability benefits, but an investigation discovered that she worked on the set of Yellowstone in 2019 during the time she claimed to be “disabled.”
The statement reads:
“According to records, she returned to the doctor and started receiving disability benefits five days after last working on the show.”
Kilcher was arraigned on the charges back in May, although Becker says she provided regular medical updates to her caseworker at the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and said she will “vigorously defend herself.”
He asked Kilcher to “be afforded the presumption of innocence both in and outside the courthouse,” as well.