Man, it feels like the premiere of the final half season of Yellowstoneis never going to get here.
Of course, the drama all started when there were rumors that Costner was exiting the show due to issues in film scheduling, and although it’s uncertain if that’s the for sure reason, we now know that Costner isn’t returning, and rather than carrying on without him, the second half of season five will be the show’s finale.
It’s a tough pill to swallow, considering it was initially believed that the show would go on for at least seven seasons. And now that co-creator Taylor Sheridan is having to recreate the ending, along with the ongoing writers strike, it’s looking like we may have to wait until 2024 to get the premiere.
However, we still have a lot to look forward to, considering there’s a Matthew McConaughey spinoff series in the works, and on top of that, everybody is speculating on how Yellowstone will end.
With that being said, one Yellowstone star in particular is weighing in on what she expects for the conclusion of the show…
And it’s no other than Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth Dutton.
According to Insider,Reilly discussed in a featurette that will be on the Blu-ray and DVD release of the show:
“The main theme of protecting and sustaining this way of life in this land is the bottom of everything. So I don’t know which way it’s going to go but we’re in season five, and who knows what’s in store.”
And as far as the ending of the show goes, she said:
“Thought it will probably be beautiful and epic, I’m not sure it will be happy.
We’re all sort of beholden to the vision of the storyteller and we serve the story. Who knows what’s going to happen? I find that exciting as an actor.”
Kevin Costner also spoke as well, and may have eluded to John Dutton’s bad politics being his downfall:
“He’s not a very good politician. He’s a one-term politician, admittedly, so that makes him a little bit dicey for people to deal with.
John has proven time and again that there’s nothing he won’t do to save the ranch even if that means in the twilight of his life, he takes a miserable job that’s going to dominate him for four years. He didn’t want it to be that way, but that’s the way it was.”