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Yellowstone's Season 4 finale couldn't live up to the explosive final moments of Season 3

  • "Season 4 of Yellowstone probably wasn’t what many expected it to be," says Alex Siquig. "But in retrospect, there was no way these 10 episodes could live up to the final minutes of Season 3, a finale that tore across our screens with no fewer than four 'Wow, did this super-beloved character really just die?' cliff-hangers. When John, Kayce, Beth, and Jimmy were all confirmed alive within the first 10 minutes of Season 4, a sinking feeling of being toyed with began to set in. Are the Duttons (and by extension their servant, Jimmy) superheroes? Immortal? Too big to fail? Will this world ever demand consequences for anyone that matters? Does it not have the requisite will to go for the jugular? And leaving aside my bloodlust, the finale of the previous season seemed to work toward a massive reordering of the chessboard: Roarke and Market Equities, the Broken Rock Reservation (at the urging of Angela Blue Thunder), and Jamie’s newly revealed biological father, Garrett Randall, were now all in the hideous mix, leaving the Duttons in the face of multiple existential threats." Siquig adds: "If you love you some Beth Dutton, Season 4 of Yellowstone was probably the best thing you’ve ever seen."

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    TOPICS: Yellowstone, Paramount Network, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes