Yellowstone is back, and perhaps the biggest story heading into Season 5 was regarding Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) and his “return to the family.”
We probably don’t need the refresher, but Jamie has pretty much always been the black sheep of the family, even though he’s the clean cut, Harvard educated lawyer who the family actually relies on in a lot of ways to help save the ranch.
He is adopted, but it probably has more to do with the fact that he’s not cut out for the cowboy way of life that makes him a second class son to John Dutton (Kevin Costner). As for him and Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), we all know what story…
But when you’re trying to save a parcel of land the size of Rhode Island, from government interests, from corporates interests, from taxes, and from anyone else who wants to try take it, having the law on your side is the way to go
Of course, that’s why John Dutton begrudgingly ran for Governor of the State of Montana… it’s a power move to protect the ranch.
And in a power move to protect his own ass, Jamie put a bullet in his biological father’s (Garrett Randall) head. Beth documented the evidence (which she could never really use without being implicated herself) and now seems to have Jamie in the palm of her hand.
Beth’s cruel treatment of Jamie is well-documented, and perhaps the main reason the Yellowstone audience has grown to hate her, but nevertheless, that has continued into Season 5, with Beth telling her brother:
“I’m about to work you like a rented mule, brother. It’s time for your pound of flesh.”
She then makes Jamie say “yes ma’am” to her, and at that moment, I think were all rooting for Jamie to just snap.
It was posted in the Yellowstone Reddit thread, and a number of fans chimed in agreeing that they’re begging for Jamie to go off. To take down Beth, John and the whole Dutton empire, and arise victoriously over the ashes where the Dutton property once stood.
And some want to see Jamie go HARD. We’re talking a bullet in Beth’s head kind of hard…
Here’s what they had to say
“Hopefully he goes rogue and somehow shuts Beth up.”
“I genuinely believe he’ll kill Beth before it’s all said and done.”
“Something has to happen. I’m hoping for Beth’s fall. Cannot stand her character.”
“It says a lot that Beth is so evil to him that I’m now rooting for Jamie. Like a man can only take so much pushing.”
“I want him to demolish Beth first and foremost.”
“I keep reminding myself that he murdered an innocent woman in cold blood and doesn’t deserve nice things. It helps! A little. Still want him to royally screw Beth over.”
“I really want the downfall of the ranch and the Duttons to be Jamie. The monster that Beth and John helped to create.”
“I fully expect him to snap and murder Beth one day.”
“I’ve been Team Jamie since he smacked Beth in self-defense in season 1. I want to see more of that energy.”
“That dude is going to erupt and I’m here for it.”
“I’m actually hoping the show ends with the Dutton destroyed.”
“I’d love to see Jaime win it for himself and show them all that he’s been right the whole time. He and Kayce can get through this still as close brothers.”
“Jamie’s character is redeemable. He will snap.”
I guess only time will tell…
Episode 3 of Yellowstone airs this coming Sunday, on Paramount Network where Market Equities’ hitman Sarah Atwood is lurking to put Jamie under her spell.
And if you’re looking for a recap of the season premiere, look no further:
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Beth vs. Jamie
If you’re a fan of Yellowstone, then you know that there isn’t a relationship on the whole show more tumultuous than Beth and Jamie’s.
Jamie has always been kind of a black sheep in the Dutton family in a sense, as more of a clean cut lawyer-type than a cowboy. More like the people that try and take the land as opposed to the people who try and defend it.
Always seeming to struggle to earn his father and his families approval, we later find out that Jamie was actually adopted, and that makes earning that approval even harder.
And for Jamie and Beth’s relationship, we all know it’s been rocky since Jamie took Beth to an abortion clinic that sterilized her at a young age, and she still isn’t able to have children to this day because of him.
Needless to say, the two aren’t too fond of each other, and things began to get even worse when Jamie went out in search of his biological father, and disassociated with the Dutton family name for some time.
Of course, Jamie was just looking for a sense of belonging, which he hasn’t felt for quite some time, but we all know that once you have any association with the Dutton family, and even more so the Dutton family name, then there’s no escaping.
This ultimately resulted in Beth threatening Jamie into murdering his biological father, who was out to get the Duttons, and even played a role in the attacks that closed out Season Three and kickstarted Season Four.
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Kelly Reilly Confirms Season 5 Won’t Be The Last Season Of ‘Yellowstone’
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.
And if you’re as stoked as I am for the music of Season 5, you MUST be following our Yellowstone: The Soundtrack playlist, available on Spotify and Apple Music.
Featuring EVERY SINGLE SONG from the series, we make sure we update it in real time, so every Sunday night, all the new stuff is right there.