'Yellowstone' Finale Shocker: Who Dies & Who Will Survive Into Season 4?
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the Season 3 finale of Yellowstone, "The World Is Purple."]
Yellowstone leaves us wondering if pretty much the entire Dutton family has been wiped out at the end of its Season 3 finale.
The future of the Duttons' ranch remains uncertain, though all parties involved—those wanting to preserve it (like Kevin Costner's John and Gil Birmingham's Thomas Rainwater, on the Duttons' side to an extent), those wanting to sell it (Wes Bentley's Jamie, grappling with the revelation John adopted him), and those wanting to buy it to turn it into a lucrative airport (Karen Pittman's Market Equities CEO Willa Hayes and Josh Holloway's hedge fund manager Roarke Morris —came together in a meeting that saw Jamie approve the sale of a section of the land.
Then, as Willa, accused of harassment by a "Jane Doe" (nicely done, Beth), talks to Roarke about playing dirty and Jamie informs ranch foreman (and Beth's fiancé) Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser), who can't reach anyone, not to call him anymore, the lives of six characters—including three Duttons and one ranch hand—are left hanging in the balance.
As Beth (Kelly Reilly) was packing up her office (after Willa fired her), her assistant brought in a box that had been delivered ... which then exploded. Meanwhile, Kayce (Luke Grimes), sharing the news that people want him to run for governor with his wife Monica (Kelsey Asbille), was shocked when gunmen burst into his office. And John, helping a woman change a flat tire on the side of the road, was gunned down—as was the innocent bystander. (Her son, fortunately, was looking for car parts he left in the field.) Who exactly was responsible is still a mystery, though obviously it's connected to the sale of the land. (Was Jamie involved?!)
Plus, Jimmy (Jefferson White), trying to see if he could get back on a horse after his rodeo injury, was bucked right off and left unconscious.
Scroll down to see who we think survived that potential bloodbath (ranked from least to most likely) as we wait for Season 4. (And might the number of deaths match the number of graves John had the bikers dig up—three—in Episode 4?)
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