The Duttons find themselves at a fork in the road in Yellowstone Season 4, Episode 10, “Grass on the Streets and Weeds on the Rooftops.” This episode opens with Beth (Kelly Reilly) making amends with John (Kevin Costner) owing to some gentle advice from Rip (written by series co-creator Taylor Sheridan and filmed by Stephen Kay) (Cole Hauser). However, Beth’s numerous other problems remain unsolved. She breaks Carter’s (Finn Little) heart by rejecting him after he calls her “Mama” (“I’m nobody’s mother ever, got it?”), and she moves on with her plan to visit Terrell Riggins (Bruno Amato) in prison.
Summer Higgins, John’s favorite protestor, is having a difficult time elsewhere (Piper Perabo). Summer’s lawyer, John, follows through on his commitment to speak with Judge Mitchell Davis, but Davis remains unmoved. Davis ultimately has the final say, despite her legal team agreeing to a plea deal with the prosecution that included a 15-year suspended sentence and a $10,000 fine.
Yellowstone Season 4 Episode 10 – REVIEW, RECAP & ENDING EXPLAINED
Beth pretends as a hooker to pay a visit to Riggins in prison after being sacked by Market Equities CEO Caroline Warner (Jacki Weaver), who discovered her. All Beth needs to know is that Jamie (Wes Bentley) came to see him. She kidnaps a priest on her way home and insists that he perform a hasty wedding for her and Rip at the Yellowstone, with witnesses John, Carter, and Lloyd.
With her affairs in order, Beth confronts Jamie about his unwillingness to intervene when he learned who was responsible for the Duttons’ attacks—his biological father, Garrett—when he learned who was responsible for the attacks (Will Patton). Jamie is on the verge of dying when Beth presents him with an ultimatum: if he wants to stay alive and continue as Attorney General, he must kill Garrett (Will Patton). He murders him!
Finally, vignettes of Kayce’s vision quest appear throughout the program. His dead brother Lee (Dave Annabelle), Avery (Tanaya Beatty), his old military unit, and an Indigenous woman are among the hallucinations he experiences (Robin Dear Towner). Kayce’s visions leave him rattled, and he returns to Monica (Kelsey Asbille) a different man.
Let’s take a look at the five most critical scenes from the Season 4 finale that will have ramifications in a possible Season 5, given that the program is highly likely to be renewed by Paramount Network.
BETH IS SUSPENDED FROM HER JOB.
Beth knew she’d only be at Market Equities for a short time, but she imagined it would be on her terms. Caroline was well aware of Beth’s fascination and planned to get rid of her all along, according to what we learn. “I gave you enough rope to hang yourself,” she says to Beth. “You have broken every rule,” she continues. You committed corporate espionage from the terms of your contract to your NDA.” As Caroline hammers on Beth, a light – just a glint – of dread appears in her eyes.
“I’m going to build a public restroom where your fucking house is,” Caroline says chillingly. Every tree will be felled and every watercourse will be dammed. Your fucking ranch will be raped to death by me. You, you little scumbag, are going to jail. You’re fired, obviously.” Beth takes Caroline Warner’s warnings seriously and moves on to other issues, but we have a feeling her battle with Market Equities will continue.
Summer Higgins and the values she represents are despised by Montanans. Judge Mitchell Davis labels her an environmental terrorist and lists her 42 arrests across a dozen states to John. “I am not swayed by your schooling or your community outreach,” Davis says directly in the courtroom afterward. Quite the contrary, in fact. You’re the one who should know. Run for office or vote for those who do. “I see a career criminal” in your file.
Summer is sentenced to more than 37 years in jail despite the plea agreement. Following that, John insists that Davis “show some goddamn mercy” by suspending the felony assault charges and reducing the trespass punishment to a year in prison. Surprisingly, David pays attention but bemoans the fact that Summer will only serve 8 months before being eligible for parole. Summer’s future effects will have to be seen.
JIMMY IS ON HIS WAY TO 6666.
Jimmy makes his triumphant return to the Yellowstone with John’s prized horse Metallic Cat and his new fiancée in tow…
Mia, his ex-girlfriend, greeted him with a punch. Jimmy and Mia had a fight when Emily kicks the snot out of her. “You didn’t fight,” Mia says, putting Jimmy down. No way.” She’s absolutely correct. After these messes, Jimmy plainly needs a fresh start, so John grants him permission to depart Yellowstone, content with the cowboy he has become.
OPTION #3 IS JAMIE’S PICK.
Without Beth and Jamie fighting, it wouldn’t be a season finale, would it? Knowing Garrett was behind the Duttons’ attacks, Beth gives Jamie two options: tell John, he’ll call the Governor, Garrett and Jamie will be arrested, Garrett will promptly throw Jamie under the bus for an immunity deal, and Jamie will be charged with three counts of attempted murder and spend the rest of his life in prison; or tell Rip what Garrett did and the truth about why she can’t have children, and he’ll kill J. Jamie pleads for compassion, and she offers him a third option: killing Garrett.
THE QUESTION OF KACYE’S VISION
Kayce begins his vision quest, safe in the prayer circle created by Mo Brings Plenty. “You’re not doing what he asked,” Lee, his dead brother, tells Kayce in his first vision. I see you praying, but he said to pray for a vision. What exactly are you up to? Need assistance? “Can I assist you in any way?” “Let me in, you fucking child!” Lee screams as Kayce refuses to let him inside his prayer circle. Your vision is this. “Your fate is sealed.” Kayce is worried after Mo warns him about a coyote who might try to deceive him.
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Kayce visits an Indigenous lady who describes two different options for his future after visions of his military unit in conflict. “I can help you walk the path, but you must select it,” she says as he asks for her assistance in deciding which path to choose. He comes home, stunned but determined, to Monica, who inquires about his experience. “I glimpsed the end of us,” Kayce says, cryptically. Is he talking about their relationship, the Duttons, or Yellowstone? Taylor Sheridan, we need to know!