In a newly-released teaser for Yellowstone’s next episode, we see Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) facing a quandary. He’s also quite literally facing down a wolf.
The unwelcome visitor shows up one afternoon while Kayce is taking in the gorgeous view with his new dog at his feet. Kayce hears a howl, then spots the wolf on the perimeter of his property. He reaches for his cell phone and calls Mo (Mo Brings Plenty).
“Something wrong?” Mo greets him.
“I didn’t know y’all had wolves east of Big Timber,” Kayce says anxiously.
“There aren’t,” Mo replies.
“There’s one,” Kayce insists. In fact, he adds, “I’m starin’ at him right now.”
Mo says he’ll talk to Chief Thomas Rainwater (Gil Birmingham), who he calls “the chairman,” and see what he can find out. In the meantime, he tells Kayce, “Whatever you do, don’t shoot it.”
Kayce replies that he’s going to have to shoot it if it bothers his horses. But Mo is firm.
“If it goes near your horses, it’s a test,” he says cryptically. “And if you shoot it, you fail. I’ll call you tomorrow.”
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In Season 4 of Yellowstone, Kayce Grows into Himself
During Season 4 of Yellowstone, Kayce and Monica (Kelsey Asbille) finally set out on their own, buying a house and carving out some much-needed space from the Dutton Ranch. John Dutton (Kevin Costner) is crestfallen to see them go, but Monica rejoices, and Tate (Brecken Merrill) really seems to take to their new place, too.
But trouble lurks on the horizon. Monica doesn’t like the easy familiarity with which Kayce greeted Avery (Tanaya Beatty) upon seeing her again in the course of his duties as livestock commissioner. And she definitely wouldn’t like the way the former Dutton Ranch hand looked at Kayce when he managed to return her family’s stolen horses to them.
As he was wrapping up his business with her family’s horses, Avery approached Kayce and asked him if he believed in love at first sight. And while he pointedly mentioned his wife, she plowed right on ahead and told him she felt that way when she first saw him.
Will Avery drive a wedge between Kayce and Monica? After everything the pair has been through, it’s hard to imagine a lovestruck former ranch hand becoming the final nail in the coffin for their marriage. But Asbille has hinted in interviews that her character and Kayce undergo some kind of epic trial in Season 4. So who knows? Maybe their marriage will be tested.
In the meantime, tune in to Yellowstone this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET to find out what Kayce decides to do about the wolf that’s been lurking around his property.