The following contains spoilers for season 3 of Yellowstone.
Paramount has been teasing audiences for the past several months, dropping Yellowstone content like occasional trail scat. Last week, however, fans got their first real look into season 4 with a short teaser trailer. Yep, we’re finally getting the real thing. Two. More. Months.
The trailer opens with the final events of season 3—the much-speculated finale, featuring three Duttons (and maybe more) coming under attack by bombs and gunmen. We then see a succession of scenes from the ranch: Lloyd tells Monica (later armed) to get to the bunk house. Walker fires his rifle. Cassidy cries. Mia rolls a seemingly unconscious Jimmy over in the horse pen where Lloyd gets punched in the face. We then see events which likely come later in the episode and the season, including Mo beating down several people in a casino, a bruised Tate, and Monica looking over her shoulder as a man lies dying in her kitchen.
Overtop this spoiler parade is a conversation between Jamie and his biological father Garrett Randal, doing his best Nietzsche impression.
Randall: “Fair, moral—these are words men invented to scare and shame other men from taking back what they’ve stolen.”
Jamie: “What about right or wrong?”
Randall: “There’s no such thing.”
Unfortunately for Randall and Jamie, Rip already knows that.
What else does the new Yellowstone season 4 trailer tell us?
Of the biggest question—whether Beth, Kayce, or John died at the end of season 3—the trailer is mostly silent. We do here “officer down” during the trailer, which could refer to Kayce, a Montana livestock agent. But the cry could also come from an episode later in the season. (Or Kayce could be hit, but not fatally).
One of the largest reveals of the teaser entails the ranch; whoever attacked the three Duttons also likely attacked the Dutton home. (Previous theories have noted an explosion sound coming from Monica’s line during her phone call with Kayce—implying an attack on the Yellowstone.) In these ranch clips we also see Monica twice, once being told to head to the bunkhouse and again running out of the house with a rifle. We see Walker actually fire a gun.
The images confirm a larger attack on the Dutton family. They may also absolve one of the attack’s chief suspects: Jamie. While some theorized Jamie and Randall are involved in the attacks, Jamie’s reaction in the trailer to—what we assume to be—news of the destruction, appears to be genuine shock. The trailer mostly paints Randall as the season’s antagonist; we hardly see vengeful finance bro Roarke Carter, who others believed to be the attack’s orchestrator.
In the end, the trailer provides little certainties. More than anything, it portends what will likely be the bloodiest and most eventful season so far.
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