A ton of fans of Yellowstone have drawn closely to Jefferson White’s character, Jimmy.
How could you not?
Jimmy has an incredible redemption story, going from a low-life meth cook who was simply wandering day by day, to getting taken into Yellowstone Ranch by Rip Wheeler, where he found his true purpose in life by becoming a ranch hand and cowboy.
It was truly sad to see Jimmy leave Yellowstone Ranch for the 6666 Ranch in Texas, where he needed a change of scenery, and continued to learn how to rope and grow in the cowboy lifestyle.
There, he found the true love of his life, Emily, who he eventually proposed to.
The two decide to make the trip back up to Yellowstone Ranch to share the good news, and catch up with the boys…
However, his old flame from the ranch, Mia, didn’t take too fondly of the news of he and Emily’s engagement, and if you recall, her and Emily got into a brutal fight in the bunkhouse.
Afterwards, Jimmy and Mia settled it all, and officially parted ways for good.
Once the two got done catching up with everybody on the ranch, they geared up to make their way back to Texas, and this brought one of the most emotional scenes in all of season four.
Jimmy and Emily walk out to the trailer, only to find everybody sitting there, waiting to tell them goodbye.
As they go down the line, they crack a few jokes, smiles, and goodbyes, but it gets real when Jimmy says goodbye to Lloyd.
Lloyd is so emotional about Jimmy’s departure, that he can’t even look him in the eye without tearing up, so he has to walk away. It truly is deep-cutting, as Lloyd not only sees Jimmy as a friend, but a son.
And finally, Rip walks up to Jimmy, and shares the words he probably thought he would never hear, as he says:
“I’m proud of you.”
And the best part about this is? Yellowstone is giving us a chance to relive every minute of it.
Check it out:
Travis’ Cowboy Pep Talk To Jimmy
I think one of the funniest/deepest, and most underrated scenes in the whole show comes from Episode 4 of Season 4.
In the episode, we see Travis (who is actually played by Taylor Sheridan in case you didn’t know) taking Jimmy to the Four Sixes Ranch with him, right after he made his recovery from his gruesome injury where he fell off a horse, nearly paralyzed himself.
On the ride to Texas, Jimmy suggests that he’ll take the wheel, after Travis had lacked sleep over the past few days.
That’s when Jimmy is hit with the iconic line:
“Buddy, I’ll get all the sleep I need when I’m dead.”
The line from the classic Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliott movie, Roadhouse, but it’s unfamiliar to Jimmy. Travis on the other hand, says it’s the best movie ever made:
“When I grow up I wanna be Sam Elliott, with Patrick Swayze’s hair. Man, I wish the mullet would come back in style, don’t you?”
Travis then asks Jimmy why he likes rodeo so much, considering the fact that he’s almost died twice from it.
“I like the lights, I like the crowd. They fucking like me.”
He also admits that he’s scared of horses, and rodeo helps him face that fear.
Then, Travis gets a little deep:
“To be any good at this game, ranching, rodeo, show horses, you gotta do it for the horse. Right?
And where you’re going, a horse is gonna be your only fuckin’ friend, and you two are gonna have to figure it the fuck out, and that’s all cowboyin’ is, right?
It’s you and a horse, doing a job to not let the other down. And I’ll say this, when the Sixes is done with you, you will either spend the rest of your life horseback, or you will never get on another one.”
Talk about one helluva build up to Jimmy’s introduction to the Four Sixes.
And now that Jimmy has returned a full blown cowboy, it sounds like Jimmy is gonna be spending the rest of his life on a horse.
Jimmy & The Four Sixes Ranch
With Yellowstone Season 4 coming to a close, we now we have so much more to look forward to.
Not only is there more left to the epic show, but we also have the prequel series 1883, and the upcoming spinoff with Jimmy Hurdstrom (Jefferson White) at the iconic Four Sixes Ranch in West Texas.
We saw Taylor Sheridan set the table for Jimmy’s departure in Yellowstone Season 4, with the season finale essentially confirming that he’ll be leaving the Yellowstone and heading down to Texas.
With that being said, we’re beginning to learn more and more about the legendary ranch, which Taylor Sheridan has just bought, but some questions still remain.
Is Jimmy done on Yellowstone for good? When will the new spinoff series premiere? Is Jimmy even in the new series?
Only time will tell, but one thing is for certain, Jimmy is a certified ladies man:
Will Jimmy Be Involved?
Jefferson White sat down with us on the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast and explained everything he knows about the upcoming spinoff so far.
Here’s what he had to say:
“We filmed those Four Sixes sequences down at the Four Sixes, which is a real life, huge, working cattle ranch… one of the biggest in the country, one of the oldest in the country. After spending four years on the Yellowstone which is a fictional ranch, it was a real eye-opener to go down to the Sixes which is a real life, incredible, sort of goliath, cattle ranch.
As far as the spinoff goes, I don’t think you’ll be surprised that I, Jeff/Jimmy never have any idea what the fuck is going on, and any time I think I do, Taylor does something better and cooler than I ever could’ve imagined.
All I can say is that I hope… I’m incredibly grateful for the work we’ve gotten to do so far, incredibly proud… all I can say as an actor is job security is very rare and very precious so I wanna play this character as long as they’ll let me.
And we’ll find out together how much longer that is… anytime I think I know what’s best for this character or for this world, Taylor proves me wrong. He knows better than any of us.”
Needless to say, only time will tell, but based on the way we saw Jimmy leave the Yellowstone Ranch at the end of Season 4… it sounds like Jimmy is going to be the star of his own show someday soon.
Stay tuned… with Taylor Sheridan involved, anything is possible.
Listen to the full podcast with Jefferson White, AKA Jimmy Hurdstrom, below:
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