Some eagle-eyed ‘Yellowstone’ fans have spotted an issue in the show’s timeline in the throwback scene of John Dutton’s wife’s death.
You can’t get anything past Yellowstone’s obsessive fanbase, so even the smallest of slip-ups will be spotted. And let us tell you, they analyze every word, plant, outfit — our very own FBI.
When looking back on the first season, the show often liked to give flashback scenes that would set a little background for the present-day situations the Duttons face.
In episode three from season one, “No Good Horse,” fans spotted an issue with the seasons when we saw the unfortunate death of John Dutton’s wife, Evelyn. We were too busy having an emotional breakdown to analyze the trees in the background, but hey, we are happy someone did.
While riding through the ranch on horseback with Beth and Kayce, Beth’s frightened horse spooks Evelyn’s horse, who ends up rolling on her and eventually killing her. During this throwback scene, viewers noticed that the trees in the background didn’t match up with Yellowstone’s timeline of events. One fan broke it all down for us.
“The intro takes place in March. The trees in the background say otherwise. In the mountains in March, leaves are usually not fully developed on trees until April at the earliest. The scene was likely shot in the fall,” the fan writes, according to Express.
Now that you point it out, the trees in that particular scene do look quite luscious and green for March. The location of filming “Yellowstone” takes place in both Utah and Montana. This means that the seasons are usually very recognizable to people who know what to look for.
We get it, showbiz is tough, and the trees and weather conditions don’t exactly abide by filming schedules.
However, this isn’t the only case of wrong season, wrong time. Fans have often been confused about timeline inconsistencies in the first few seasons.
In Taylor Sheridan’s defense, “Yellowstone” was set to go for more than two seasons. But thankfully we all loved it enough that the writers are now working to make it to six seasons. Read more about Taylor Sheridan’s interview about the series extension here.
No matter what season it is in real life or in Yellowstone, we are obsessed with our beloved series and the cowboys that come with it.