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Yellowstone Fans Are Mourning The Loss Of A Beloved Character In Season 5 Episode 6

This article contains spoilers for "Yellowstone" Season 5 Episode 6. 

Now in its fifth season, "Yellowstone" has established itself as one of America's most popular shows — and a record-breaking one at that. The Kevin Costner-led neo-Western crime drama revolves around a family of ranchers who encounter their fair share of torment as they fight to maintain ownership of their Montana ranch while simultaneously dealing with dark secrets, murder, and general mayhem. It has all of the captivating ingredients that one needs in a crime drama, and it's only natural for tears to be shed among the show's base on occasion.

It goes without saying that "Yellowstone" is never short of drama and excitement, but the latest episode, "Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow, and You" gave viewers a false sense of security before hitting them with heartbreak. After a peaceful spring gathering, John Dutton (Costner) and Emmett Walsh (Buck Taylor) settled down to sleep — but one of them didn't wake up the following morning. As far as "Yellowstone" deaths go, Emmett's passing was one of the more somber ones.

As John noted, Walsh "died on the trail, like every cowboy dreams it." However, the peaceful nature of Emmett's death still brought a lot of pain to the hearts of "Yellowstone" fans.

Yellowstone fans said goodbye to Emmett Walsh

Saying goodbye to popular characters is never easy, but "Yellowstone" fans took comfort in knowing that Emmett Walsh went out the right way for an old cowboy. He herded cattle in the great frontier and shared some final words of wisdom with an old friend, and that's the way he'd have wanted to go out. "Poor Emmett. But John is right, couldn't dream of a better death for someone like him. What a way to go doing what he always loved. Definitely didn't expect that death to hit as hard as it did," @thom_ahs tweeted.

However, some fans were heartbroken by the aftermath of Emmett's death and the effect it had on his wife. "Emmett's death just definitely hurt hard. His wife sobbing just too painful to watch," @rags751 wrote. This sentiment was shared by @mamax2b, who said that watching Emmett's wife break down "crushed my soul."

That said, other fans, such as Twitter user @phyll_indablank, praised Emmett's wife for holding it together. "So Emmett's wife learns she's a widow and goes to make a plate," they noted before sharing a Snoop Dogg gif that read "straight gangster."