The Yellowstone Character Likely To Be Killed Isn’t Who You Think

By Jason Collins | Published

Yellowstone fans have been waiting for more than a year for a new episode of their favorite series, and considering that Part 2 of Season 5 has been scheduled for November this year, the show’s return is still months away. This provides fertile ground for fan theories and insider insights to emerge, and according to the latest theories, a Yellowstone character likely to be killed isn’t Beth Dutton, but instead Summer.

Summer Could Be Mistaken For Beth

The theory in question states that it’s entirely possible for Summer (portrayed by Piper Perabo) to end up getting caught in the crossfire of Jamie Dutton’s intended hit on his sister Beth, and his father John—portrayed by Kevin Costner, who is apparently departing the series due to filming conflicts.

The Yellowstone theory goes even further, considering that Summer is under house arrest on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. With similar features, she might be mistaken for Beth by the very same professional assassins Jamie Dutton inquired about at the end of Season 5 Part 1.

The Dutton Family Has Run Out Of Luck


It would seem that the Yellowstone fans on Reddit really like this theory, but at the time being, that’s just that—a fan theory. Of course, it’s not outside of the realm of possibilities that Summer really gets caught in the crossfire, but the question of her dying as a result also remains to be seen.

The possibilities are truly endless, but one thing is certain: things are about to go down, and it’s only a matter of time before the Dutton family’s internal turmoil spills over and begins to affect those around them, like Summer, for example.

Kevin Costner’s John Dutton Also Likely To Bite The Dust

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Fan theories typically range from outlandish and near-impossible predictions to fairly plausible and even viable theories about certain outcomes, and this particular Yellowstone theory seems to be favored among fans so much that it found its way outside Reddit—it’s actually a very popular topic at the moment.

Other fan theories suggest that John Dutton dies, which plays well into Kevin Costner’s departure and is associated with Jamie actually killing John after siding with the Native Americans, with the ranch finally becoming part of the reservation.

Jamie As The Next Governor?


But there are other theories as well. Some suggest that Jamie might become the governor; others say that John, as a governor, will pardon Summer. Then there’s the popular theory about Summer being caught in the crossfire. Unfortunately, only the second installment of Season 5 will shed more light on which theories hold the most water if any of them do.

In fact, it’s entirely possible for Yellowstone to conclude following the conclusion of Season 5 Part 2, and given the news about Costner’s departure and his absence in the spin-offs, John Dutton’s death isn’t so far-fetched.

Who Will Come Out On Top?

Some of these theories are completely changing the current trajectory of Yellowstone. With Summer possibly indisposed and John Dutton out of the picture, both Beth and Jamie would still have claims over the Dutton ranch, which could technically be inherited by any of the Dutton kids. But, as things currently are, these are just fan theories; barring any official confirmations, we suggest ingesting this information with a grain of salt.