‘Yellowstone’ Fans Say Who They ‘Want To Die’ In The Final Episodes. Do You Agree?


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“Yellowstone” fans started a hefty online debate Tuesday over who they think is most likely to die in the final episodes of the cowboy drama when the last season is released. Do you agree with their opinions?

The final episodes of “Yellowstone” season five, part two, will apparently air sometime in late 2024. Paramount and the associated studios believe the first of the finales will drop in November, but that remains to be seen. In the meantime, everyone seems to have an opinion on who is going to die before the series is up.

One poster on the borderline-infamous “Yellowstone” subreddit stated, “I think most everyone agrees John Dutton [Kevin Costner] will die by the end of the show, that’s always seemed the case.” But Jamie [Wes Bentley] is next in line for a premature death by the pen of “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan.

“I think Jamie survives and him and Kayce take control of [the] ranch,” another user responded, which is actually a pretty amazing idea. A healthy balance of Jamie and Kayce [Luke Grimes] would probably see the Dutton-Yellowstone ranch rub extremely well, especially if Jamie’s political career continues to expand.

Bentley was rumored to be after Costner’s leading role in May 2023, right in the thick of the latter’s divorce drama and overall chaos with filming the last episodes of the “Yellowstone” flagship series. “He just annoys me cause he is consistently weak and easily manipulated,” said another user in-part, noting how there’s likely a war between Jamie and his sister, Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), whose husband, Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser), will probably die. And if Rip dies, there’s no way Beth doesn’t kill herself. I know that’s dark, but he is all she has.

“I want Jamie to win and Beth to die. She deserves it. The character Beth has ruined the show for me the whole time. She is always over the top evil to everything and everyone and it makes no sense and its unbearable to watch. She is the reason that Jamie is seen as the bad person he is but in reality she is the evil person,” another chimed in. (RELATED: Matthew McConaughey Apparently Has Insane Salary Demands For ‘Yellowstone’ Spin-Off ‘2024’)

A handful of people seemed to agree with my original hypothesis that Tate Dutton (Brecken Merrill), the only grandchild in the Dutton lineage, would take over the ranch. Tate is half-Dutton, half-Native American, the latter being the rightful heirs to the land. Returning everything to him would be the right thing to do, but let’s see if Sheridan wants to do the right thing … or his typical, cataclysmic, totally unpredictable thing.

Like, what if Kayce and Tate die, leaving Jamie and Beth to run the ranch? The place will be turned into a parking lot by the following summer. Since developers have no souls, and Sheridan likes to keep things mostly realistic, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is how “Yellowstone” ends (and the world, to be honest).