‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Star Jacki Weaver Gets Major Shoutout From Costar After Debut

by Jennifer Shea

On “Yellowstone,” Caroline Warner actress Jacki Weaver sure knows how to make an entrance: firmly in character.

Weaver’s co-star, Gov. Lynelle Perry actress Wendy Moniz-Grillo, was not surprised one bit by Weaver’s standout performance in the Season 4 premiere of “Yellowstone.” And she promptly took to Twitter to celebrate Weaver’s acting chops.

“I told y’all!” Moniz-Grillo tweeted. “Jackie Weaver.”

Will Moniz-Grillo Have Scenes with Weaver?

It seems entirely possible that Moniz-Grillo will get to act alongside the accomplished actress, who has two Academy Award nominations to her name.

After all, in the climactic Season 3 finale meeting between the Duttons, Broken Rock’s leadership and Market Equities, Gov. Perry intervened to push the hedge fund’s preferred solution at John Dutton (Kevin Costner). She argued it was in the best interests of Montana. Plus, Roarke (Josh Holloway) is now out of the picture. So Market Equities CEO Warner has flown into town to sort things out in the hedge fund’s favor.

Will the hedge fund’s head honcho seek a meeting with the governor? Maybe, but then again, at this point, it seems like Gov. Perry does not need much persuading to see things Market Equities’ way.

‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Premiere Was Epic

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the Season 4 premiere yet and want to be surprised, read no further.

The two-part season premiere of “Yellowstone” featured some familiar faces and some new ones, with Weaver’s being one of the latter. The veteran actress turned in a focused performance as Warner, the bold and determined CEO who may yet prove to be a match for Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly).

Another new face was Carter (Finn Little), the orphaned youth who strikes up a friendship with Beth at the hospital and follows her home. Rip (Cole Hauser) didn’t exactly take to the youth at first blush, but he’s a softie at heart, so he offers Carter a shot at staying on the ranch.

Also making an appearance in the season premiere was Taylor Sheridan himself. The series co-creator played Travis Wheatley, a horse expert who is to usher Jimmy (Jefferson White) off the Dutton Ranch and toward the Four Sixes, where the “Yellowstone” spinoff “6666” will take place.

As “Yellowstone” fans were no doubt relieved to learn, none of their favorite characters died, although we will be bidding goodbye to Jimmy. And the premiere wouldn’t be complete without vengeance for at least one familiar villain – in this case Roarke, who went out in a distinctly Western manner.

But there’s plenty more scores to settle. And Weaver’s Warner may yet prove to be one of them. All the more reason to tune in to “Yellowstone,” with new episodes for now exclusively available on the Paramount Network.