With Yellowstone Season 5 around the corner, let’s take a look at some emerging plot lines.
TheSeason 4 Finale answered some of our questions (goodbye Garrett Randall), but we still have a ton more.
Yellowstone Season 4 brought in a number of new characters, including Will Patton’s Garrett Randall, AKA Jamie’s biological father, but as we saw in the finale, he won’t be making it to Season 5.
Other characters include Summer Higgins, who’s looking at a long time in state prison, Caroline Warner, the CEO of Market Equities (we’re definitely gonna be hearing from her next season), and then Carter, the kid that Beth and Rip reluctantly take under their wing.
As far as the future of the show goes, I think Carter’s story is the most compelling.
Yellowstone Season 5: Orli Gottesman To Play Carter’s Love Interest
With Yellowstone Season 5 premiering next month, we’re still learning about new characters being added to the show.
Of course, country music’s own Lainey Wilson will make her acting debut in Season 5, joining fellow country music singer Ryan Bingham among the cast.
We know Angela Blue Thunder will make her return in Season 5, after being weirdly absent in Season 4, as will Josh Lucas, (who returns for the first time since 2019 as young John Dutton), as well as Kylie Rogers (playing a young Beth Dutton) and Kyle Red Silverstein (playing a young Rip Wheeler), who both last appeared in 2020.
Jacki Weaver (Caroline Warner) will also return, along with new recurring characters Kai Caster (American Horror Story), Lilli Kay (Your Honor and Rustin), and Dawn Olivieri (1883, Bright and House of Lies).
Mo Brings Plenty (Mo) Wendy Moniz (Governor Lynelle Perry), Jen Landon (Teeter), and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) have been promoted to series regulars for Season 5, as well.
And now, we have another star to add into the mix.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Orli Gottesman will take on the role of Halie, the love interest of young Carter:
“In season 5, Halie becomes that person who gives Carter the chance to come out of his shell and to teach him not only about himself, but he finds himself always wanting Halie to be around.
Halie comes along and now there is someone who can fit that mold and be there for him.”
Cole Hauser adds that Carter will have Rip to help him navigate the confusing world of romance:
“Finn Little and I, we have some good stuff this year. I’m becoming more of, I guess, a father figure to him, although he’s growing up fast.
And so there’s that relationship, which has been very cool to see blossom.”
Rip and Beth are married, Jimmy got engaged, John Dutton might be getting conjugal with Summer (although as Governor of Montana, I imagine a pardon is coming right out the gate), and now, even young Carter is finding love.
What could go wrong?
My guess… everything.
We’ll see how it all shakes out come November when Yellowstone returns Sunday, November 13th on Paramount Network.
Kelly Reilly Says Season 5 Will Not Be The Last
Yellowstone is the hottest show on television right now, Kevin Costner is the highest paid actor on television right now, and yet, fans are constantly wondering… when will it end?
After a bit of a slow Season 4, fans started to wonder if the show will meander around for a few seasons to milk the popularity for everything its worth. But rest assured, they’re not gonna pull a Walking Dead.
And that’s a good thing.
Anybody who started watching The Walking Dead right at the beginning was obsessed with it. But 11 season later, it got stale, viewership dropped, and it’s ultimately remembered for being the show that didn’t know when to end.
So with Yellowstone hitting the peak of its popularity right now, creator Taylor Sheridan is letting fans know that his show won’t be repeating the same mistakes.
In fact, according to an interview with the New York Times,the end is actually in sight.
“Well, I know how it ends. I’m writing to that ending. There’s only so much hovering one can do before the story starts to lose its locomotion; you can’t put it in neutral just because it’s successful.
It will go as many years as it takes for me to tell the story, but you’re not going to see nine seasons of it. No way.”
He echoed that sentiment in a previous interview with Deadline, hinting that show could possibly conclude after Season 6, which might be sooner than fans want, but there’s no sense in dragging the story out for the sake of more seasons (looking at you How I Met Your Mother).
“Well, I know how it ends. I know how the series ends, and you have to move in a straight line toward that end. You can’t walk in circles, waiting to get there, because the show will stagnate.
So, you have to keep moving forward, and there have to be consequences in the world, and there has to be an evolution toward a conclusion. Can that be another two seasons beyond this? It could.”
So, with Season 5 already in production, and the end of the story in sight… could this be the last season?
Kelly Reilly, who plays the ultimate badass Beth Dutton, says no.
In an interview with Vulture, Kelly confirmed that Season 5 is in fact, not the end of Yellowstone, despite what people might be thinking.
“People keep saying, ‘Is it the end? It must be the end… it’s not the end.”
Seems like 6 or 7 seasons might be the lifespan of this show, and since they’ve been using it to launch other prequels and spinoffs, Taylor Sheridan has no shortage of work on his hands.
So even when Yellowstone does inevitably end, it seems like the Yellowstone universe will live on.