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The Wild Jamie Theory That Changes Everything About Yellowstone Season 4

Spoilers ahead for the Season 4 finale of "Yellowstone," "Grass on The Streets and Weeds on the Rooftops."

Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) spends the entirety of Season 4 of "Yellowstone" trying to figure out who targeted her and her loved ones in a coordinated hit that capped the program's third season. Her investigation leads her right back to her adopted brother, Jamie (Wes Bentley). Beth prepares for her showdown with Jamie by marrying her boyfriend, Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser), in an impromptu ceremony. She then goes to Jamie's office with a gun, ready to press him for the truth.

Jamie reveals Garrett Randall (Will Patton), his biological father, ordered the hit on Beth, John (Kevin Costner), and Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) because he wants the Dutton's land. Following Jamie's admission, Beth tells him he has three options. She can tell John, she can tell Rip, or Jamie can kill Garrett. Since letting John or Rip in on the secret would result in Jamie's instant destruction, he opts to shoot his biological father. Jamie later disposes of the body at a train station, and Beth photographs him doing so. She presents the evidence to John, declaring that the Duttons now "own" Jamie.

Fans congregating on the r/Yellowstone subreddit have been discussing the Season 4 finale — specifically, the details surrounding Garrett's murder. One member of the subreddit suggested that this loose plot point might lead to quite a wicked twist on "Yellowstone" Season 5 should it ever come to fruition. What's their wild fan theory?

Did Jamie fake Garrett's death?

Just two days after the Season 4 finale of "Yellowstone" aired, Redditor u/HeatAble5028 pointed out that we never see any evidence of blood or gore left behind when Garrett is murdered. They explained, "We also only saw Jaime dragging a body at the [t]rain [s]tation, but the face was, and half of his body covered when Beth took her infamous picture." Ergo, they wonder if Garrett has faked his death to trap Beth and the Duttons.

"It's the literal cliffhanger we all missed," said u/DaveTN. "I was wondering if it was all just a setup too," agreed u/iluvtupperware. They also pointed out that Jamie could easily turn state's evidence and deliver the government proof of the Dutton's misdeeds.

U/bellagoat points out that Beth's picture is, in any event, "worthless" and might even end up being a liability to the character in the long run. "It makes [Beth] an accessory in the body dumping," they said and concluded that from the photo, it's hard to figure out that Jamie is disposing of a body. Additionally, u/Standard_Arm_6160 even noted that it looks like "Jamie [is] dragging a rolled-up carpet" instead of a human being.

The event definitely returned "Yellowstone" to its themes of generational inheritance, any way you slice it. "G. Randall [sic] is dead, and Jamie is one step closer to becoming more like his bio dad. Something J. Dutton has likely feared since he adopted the kid," stated u/DaBetterILkmyDawg. Fans will find out who Jamie will ultimately end up taking after when "Yellowstone" returns for its fifth season.