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‘Yellowstone’ TV: Did One Fan Figure Out Who’s Responsible for the Dutton Family Attacks?

by Thad Mitchell
(Photo Credit: Yellowstone Gallery, Paramount Network Press Center, Viacom)

Ever since the shocking conclusion to the third season, fans of the television series “Yellowstone” have a question on their minds.

These fans are anxious to find out who is behind the attacks on the prominent Montana Dutton family. Season three of “Yellowstone” ends on quite the cliffhanger as three members of the Dutton family come under attack. Family patriarch and Yellowstone Ranch owner John Dutton is gunned down while helping a stranded family. His son, Kayce Dutton, is also ambushed as he sits at his desk. John’s only daughter, Beth Dutton, is just feet away from a bomb that explodes inside her office. The fate of these three Duttons is very much up in the air as we enter season four. Each could be dead, alive or gravely injured when the new season arrives.

Fans Head to Message Boards for Western Fix

We will likely learn the status of each Dutton family member early in the new season. Then it will be time to learn who was behind the ambush of the family. “Yellowstone” fans have been searching for clues on the identity of the attackers since the third season ended. With their favorite show on an extended hiatus, “Yellowstone” fans are getting their modern western fix on the internet.

Message board sites, like Reddit, are full of fan theories and speculation on who might have pulled off the ambush. There is certainly no shortage of suspects with motive to take out the Dutton family. In a recent Reddit thread, a fan lays out his theory on who commits the act that may have killed the Duttons. The thread asks watchers to vote on who they believe is behind the attacks. Jamie Dutton, Roarke Morris and Thomas Rainwater are among the choices presented to voters.

“I voted ‘Other’ and think it is multiple people with various and unrelated reasons,” the Redditor writes.

‘Yellowstone’ Fans Share Theories

Many “Yellowstone” watchers have a similar theory that the hits are carried out by more than one faction. The Redditor suggests the person who attacks John Dutton is Garret Randall, Jamie Dutton’s biological father.

“Jamie’s real dad may have something to do with the hit on John,” the poster states. “He would have ex-con friends who might be willing. They came in an old van and asked if he was John Dutton before they shot him. Who around there doesn’t know John Dutton?”

The shooters not knowing who John Dutton is makes a very solid point. You would have to think the assailants would have been from out of town to not know who John Dutton is. The Redditor goes on to explain who they think is behind the other two hits.

“Kayce’s (attack) may have been revenge for all the people who were killed when they were getting his kid back in season 2,” the poster says. “Roarke and Willa going after Beth with a bomb sounds like something that they would have done.”

While these “Yellowstone” theories may or may not turn out to be true, it is entertaining to speculate on who the culprit is.

With the show returning later this year, the wait for answers will soon come to an end.