Kevin Costner Doesn’t See A Happy Ending For John Dutton At The End Of ‘Yellowstone’

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It doesn’t sound like Kevin Costner expects John Dutton to ride off in happiness when “Yellowstone” ends.

Costner plays the iconic land owner in the Paramount Network show, and he doesn’t see many options for a happy conclusion to the dark and highly-entertaining show. (RELATED: ‘Yellowstone‘ Season 2, Episode 2 Is Solid With ‘New Beginnings’)


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“I don’t see that path,” Costner told IndieWire in an interview published Tuesday night when talking about whether or not John Dutton will have a “satisfying” ending when “Yellowstone” ends. He also added, “you can’t come back from certain things you’ve done.”

As for finding an heir for the ranch, which seems to be Kayce through the first two episodes of season two, Costner told IndieWire, “I don’t think there’s anyone there capable of that.”


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It’s hard to disagree with Costner’s assessment here. It really doesn’t look like we’re bound for a happy ending, and I don’t think fans even want a happy ending.

Yellowstone” is all about extremely flawed characters. It wouldn’t make a ton of sense to have multiple seasons full of violence, and then just have all our favorite characters find great conclusions when the credits roll for the final time.

It’s not going to happen!

Odds are not everybody will even make it to the end. Kayce’s entire character is embroiled in death and violence. Guys like that don’t tend to have happy endings that involve dying of old age.

Sound off in the comments with what you think will happen. It should be a funny journey as we find out. Tune in July 10 for the third episode of the new season. It should be intense as all hell.