“Yellowstone” is about to turn up the heat in a big way. If you thought the Season 4 action was already reaching a boiling point, you better cowboy up for tonight’s new episode.
WARNING: Major “Yellowstone” Season 4 spoilers below!
In a brief 30-second teaser, “Yellowstone” gives a look at multiple highly-anticipated moments from this season. Firstly, we get our first glance at a scene with the architect of the Dutton attacks. Secondly, we get to finally meet the new character, Summer Higgins, who is bringing the “circus to town.”
In the opening shot of the preview, we see Jamie Dutton asking the question, “Did this man hire you to facilitate the murder attempt on the Dutton family?”
Briefly, we get a glimpse of Riggins, the behind-bars evil mastermind who coordinated the Dutton attacks. Presumably, Jamie is asking Riggins if his biological father, Garrett Randall, orchestrated the hit. As fans will recall, the last scenes of “Yellowstone” episode 4 saw Jamie learning that Garrett was a former cellmate with Riggins in prison.
‘Yellowstone’ Season 4, Episode 5: What to Expect
Then, the preview cuts to Beth Dutton declaring, “I’m taking the job at Market Equities.” In episode 4, we saw John Dutton question how exactly that would help the ranch. But Beth assured him that the only thing John would never have to doubt is her loyalty to him. So, it’s safe to say, Beth is playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers.
Cut to Kayce doing what Kayce does: taking the law into his own hands. At what appears to be a rally, Kayce Dutton chokeslams a dude to the ground. Then yells, “EVERYBODY DOWN,” with his pistol pointing to the sky. The Sheriff’s office rolls up to the scene, and then it’s clear they decide to call in the big gun…John Dutton.
“Who’s the ringleader of this circus,” John asks. “Summer Higgins,” Sheriff Donnie Haskell replies.
“Yellowstone” fans, meet Summer Higgins. The character is brought to life by Piper Perabo, known for “Coyote Ugly” and “The Prestige.”
According to Perabo herself, she plays an animal rights activist “from Portland who is against the state-funded police force that protects industrialized farming and the killing of animals.”
Back to the Episode 5 preview, we see Perabo say to John Dutton, “You must be the big boss.” Welp…she’s about to find out.
And while that’s the last we see of Higgins in the preview, we have a feeling she’ll be stirring up a whole lot more trouble for the Dutton ranch in the future.
Lastly, we see a heated confrontation between Jamie and Garrett. At Jamie’s newly-purchased ranch, Garrett says to Jamie, “That’s the problem with secrets. They don’t stay secret forever. Care to tell me yours?”
Before tonight’s episode, be sure to catch a recap of everything that happened on “Yellowstone” S4, E4 on the “Bunkhouse Breakdown” below: