Folks, Yellowstone is finally about to make its triumphant return. After waiting what feels like forever, questions will finally be answered.
But we still have some time left before Season 4 reaches our eyeballs, which means we still have some time to speculate. And, wouldn’t you know it, the College Football Playoff rankings are also coming out. Both are fall essentials, to say the least.
Which is why your friends at Outsider set up our own bracket with “teams,” although the winner of this bracket isn’t one Yellowstone fans will like.
That’s right, we’re breaking down who is the most-likely 𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕥 behind the Season 3 finale 𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤. The entire Dutton family (except Jamie) were in dire straits as the season wrapped thanks to 𝕘𝕦𝕟𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕖, 𝕓𝕠𝕞𝕓𝕤 and more.
Breaking Down the ‘Yellowstone’ Bracket’s Seeds
In the top seed, we have Market Equities. This shouldn’t be a shocker to anyone. The company has a vicious approach and will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Duttons’ land.
With Roarke and Willa Hayes pulling strings, there’s no question that they’re not just the most-likely names behind the 𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤, but also the force with the best chance of 𝕡𝕣𝕪𝕚𝕟𝕘 the property away from John Dutton.
Next, it’s the black sheep of the family, Jamie Dutton. Season 3 saw Jamie go on an existential search, although that led him to his biological father, Garrett Randall.
While Garrett Randall has spurred Jamie on, the finale’s 𝕒𝕤𝕤𝕒𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 attempts could be him alone. His father told him to 𝕜𝕚𝕝𝕝 John Dutton, but, for these levels of attacks, that’d be more than what father and son discussed.
Next is Thomas Rainwater and the Broken Rock tribe. Don’t get it twisted, Rainwater is still very capable of being the 𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕥 here despite the presence of Market Equities.
There may have been moments of cooperation with the Duttons, but the fact is that Rainwater is still focused on his top priority: helping his people thrive.
The last is Malcom Beck. But wait isn’t he 𝕕𝕖𝕒𝕕? With how 𝕔𝕣𝕒𝕫𝕪 Yellowstone gets, don’t believe what you see. Or what you don’t see, rather, as Outsider’s own Jon D.B. points out.
Beck may have taken a 𝕓𝕦𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕥, but we never saw him bite the dust. While it would still be 𝕤𝕙𝕠𝕔𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘, don’t rule out an unlikely return from the entrepreneur in Season 4, with the stage being set by the 𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤.
First Outs: Unknown Foe and Garrett Randall
It almost feels like an “unknown 𝕗𝕠𝕖” should be higher ranked, just like Cincinnati. College football jokes aside, there’s a very real chance that a new player in the Yellowstone game is 𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕕𝕦𝕔𝕖𝕕 in Season 4 as the 𝕔𝕦𝕝𝕡𝕣𝕚𝕥 behind the 𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕤.
While that feels like a distinct possibility, a less likely but even more enticing option would be Garrett Randall acting on his own accord.
As we mentioned, he told Jamie to go for his father. But if he somehow got in cahoots with a backer, he may have taken care of the Duttons himself. He’d definitely need support to make that happen, but not out of the realm of possibility.