‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Premiere: Jimmy’s Fate Revealed

by Jennifer Shea

Over the three seasons since Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) barged into Jimmy Hurdstrom’s (Jefferson White) trailer and jolted him out of his drug-addled stupor, Jimmy has become a fan-favorite character among “Yellowstone” watchers.

But as Season 3 ended, things were looking bad for Jimmy. Faced with an ultimatum from his girlfriend Mia (Eden Brolin), Jimmy disregarded his promise to John Dutton (Kevin Costner) never to rodeo again and got back on a horse, preparing to return to the sport. No sooner did he climb back on than the horse tossed him to the ground, knocking him unconscious.

So while the fate of John, Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) was on audiences’ minds, many fans were also watching the Season 4 premiere to find out if Jimmy survives.


In ‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Premiere, We Finally Learn Jimmy’s Fate

After all those months of waiting, fans finally learned what happens to Jimmy tonight. The branded ranch hand (survives/doesn’t make it).

Jimmy’s fate had been a topic of debate among “Yellowstone” fans for months. Some thought he was a goner. Others pointed out that White has already signed on to join the cast of the “Yellowstone” spinoff “6666.” And they figured that had to mean Jimmy makes it, because he’d need to be alive to travel to Texas for the sake of storyline continuity.

But some fans said even if he survived being thrown from the horse, Jimmy was a dead man. That’s because he broke his promise to his boss. And as Costner himself pointed out, pity the man who breaks a promise to John Dutton.

Jefferson White Is Joining ‘6666’

Meanwhile, White is one of the “Yellowstone” actors who’ve signed on to join the spinoff “6666.” Walker actor Ryan Bingham is another.

“6666” takes place on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, which spans a whole county. On the ranch, cowboys labor to raise the best horses and livestock in the world. The Four Sixes dates back to when West Texas was Comanche territory. Today, it strives to preserve a way of life that’s been passed down from generation to generation.

The new spinoff will stream on Paramount+, per Variety. “Yellowstone” co-creators Taylor Sheridan and John Linson will executive produce, alongside David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.

Earlier this year, Sheridan bought the Four Sixes Ranch, all 266,255 acres of it. It had been put up for sale after a death in the family that owned it. The ranch is actually composed of three separate properties, which Sheridan reportedly purchased together.

Meanwhile, fans have been speculating about how the characters will make the leap from “Yellowstone” to “6666.” And, at least as far as Jimmy’s concerned, after tonight’s episode of “Yellowstone,” we’ve glimpsed a little more of the answer to that question.