‘Yellowstone’ Season 4: Is Kayce Going to Collect on Walker’s Promise in Tonight’s Premiere?

by Jennifer Shea

On “Yellowstone,” Walker (Ryan Bingham) once made a promise to Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes). Will Walker remember his promise and be an ally to Kayce in Season 4?

The ex-con told Kayce – who Rip (Cole Hauser) had asked to take Walker to the “train station” (code for killing him and dumping his body) – that he wouldn’t forget the mercy Kayce showed him that night and that he owed Kayce.

Now, “Yellowstone” fans on Reddit are wondering if Kayce will collect on Walker’s promise in Season 4. They think it’s possible that Kayce will need to remind Walker of his promise this season.

By Season 4, Walker Is Already in Deep

Of course, all that was before Kayce set Walker free, hoping he’d flee the state. Walker, who has to check in with his parole officer, did no such thing. Instead, he turned up at a bar in town, singing and playing guitar.

Imagine Rip and Lloyd’s (Forrie J. Smith) surprise when they walked into said bar and discovered Walker alive and well and performing for an audience. They waited for him to finish his set, jumped him and dragged him back to the ranch, where an irate Rip confronted Kayce with what he’d found.

Rip pointed out that Walker knew too much to be allowed to run around Montana, potentially spilling Dutton family secrets wherever he went. Kayce reluctantly agreed, then once again offered Walker a way out: he could stay and take his old job back. Or they could kill him. Walker chose the former.

By the end of Season 3, Walker had taken on the Dutton brand and participated in a revenge killing, giving Rip something to hold over his head should he ever be tempted to leave again. So he’s already knee-deep in Dutton Ranch violence. Kayce hardly needs to remind him of that promise to secure his help, but maybe Walker will threaten to stray again, forcing Kayce to call in that favor.

‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Begins Tonight

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, “Yellowstone” picks up where it left off with a new season. The Season 4 premiere promises to resolve the epic Season 3 cliffhanger and at least get started down the road to revenge for those deadly attacks on the Dutton family.

In case you missed all the action, when last we saw the Duttons, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) was lying bloodied by the side of the road, the victim of a drive-by shooting. Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) had just disappeared into the explosion that shook her office after her assistant opened a suspicious package. And Kayce was facing down a pack of armed intruders at his office.

Those attacks followed a showdown with hedge fund Market Equities, which had been eyeing a parcel of John’s land for an airport project in the valley. But is the hedge fund to blame for the attacks? Or are other parties responsible?

Fans will soon find out. Don’t miss the Season 4 premiere, which airs exclusively on the Paramount Network.