‘Yellowstone’ Season 3 Finale: Is Walker a secret agent for Roarke, will he use Lloyd's words to betray John?
In the last few episodes of ‘Yellowstone’, it seems quite likely that Walker (Ryan Bingham) can't be trusted and he may turn out to be a snitch
Aren't there just too many coincidences circling around Walker (Ryan Bingham) in the last couple of episodes of ‘Yellowstone’? The last episode ‘Meaner Than Evil’ began with Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) and Lloyd Pierce (Forrie J Smith) kidnapping him and taking back to the ranch. Once there, Rip confronted him and asked him to prove his loyalty while seeking revenge Wade Morrow (Boots Southerland) and his son, Clint (Brent Walker), for trying to drown Colby (Denim Richards) and Teeter (Jennifer Landon).
While Walker did as he was told and skinned Wade's brand before he was hung on the tree, fans can't really put their trust into his character. What's more, his past crimes make it harder to see him as an honest man. Once Lloyd and Walker dumped the bodies, he asked him questions about why they dumped it there. Lloyd told him no one lives within a hundred miles and there's no sign of people or a Sherriff in that area. His string of questions didn't end there. "So how many people have you dumped out there?" he asked. Lloyd said the West was won with all the skeletons filled in that dump. He then gave Walker a piece of advice: "Now all you have to do is figure out how not to be one of them."
Moreover, in an earlier scene, Laramie (Hassie Harrison), the barrel racer who plays the love interest of Lloyd, walks up to Walker and asked: "Where did you come from?" He retorted back, "Nowhere!" In quite a mysterious scene, she secretly smiled and winked at him. What does she want from him? With these subtle hints, there seems to be much confusion around how trustworthy Walker really is. Is he an informant working for Roarke too? Why did he show up suddenly? Plus, he doesn't really look happy to be back.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Cole Hauser hinted on behind-the-scenes snippets after the return of Walker and how he felt about the fact that Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) spared him. Did the betrayal sting him? Well, he was disappointed for sure. "Finding out that Kayce let him go. There's some disappointment there, as you can imagine. ... One of the things that Luke and I wanted to work on this year and certainly Taylor wrote it, for the most part, this way is that relationship. I think that relationship, to Luke and I was very important. ...You know, with the Walker scene, I think you finally get to see the respect between the two characters, which is really important, I think for the audience. Ultimately, in the end, if something did happen to John, this is what it is. It's Kayce and Rip," he said.
Moreover, Grimes also revealed whether Kayce felt guilty about it. "Yeah, I think Kayce realizes it, and if anything goes wrong here that's on him. ... I think he's really worried in that moment, trying to get them to fix this. The only way to fix it is Walker taking his job back. But not only that, doing some things to prove that he's not gonna, you know, throw us under the bus," he said. Walker's comeback has become a cause of worry on social media. On Twitter, one fan posted: "There’s too much of a coincidence between Walker’s showing up and bad guy Wade’s showing up. I think Walker is working with Roarke, too." Another said, "@Yellowstone I feel like Walker is a narc.... he asked a lot of questions and came back so easily... #YellowstoneTV."
There’s too much of a coincidence between Walker’s showing up and bad guy Wade’s showing up. I think Walker is working with Roarke, too.— Julia Benham (@JuliaBenham) August 20, 2020
Several comments on Twitter say that Walker might turn out to be a snitch. One said, "Oh Walker is definitely a snitch he is going turn on the whole ranch him and the blonde barrel racer girl. I forget what her name is." Another posted, "I worry the walker might be gathering info - to snitch - he asks to many questions about the train station."
Oh Walker is definitely a snitch he is going turn on the whole ranch him and the blonde barrel racer girl. I forget what her name is.— Maria DiMaso (@mar3277) August 20, 2020
I worry the walker might be gathering info - to snitch - he asks to many questions about the train station 🤔— Lethal West Coast (@LethalWC_USA) August 20, 2020
A Reddit thread points out how he could be an informant. "I have a bad feeling about Walker being back and asking so many questions," one fan said and another posted, "I am torn on this. I feel like he could be an informant of or plans to be. He did have his fingerprints in the car of the girl Jamie killed. That could create a scenario where he decided to flip for his freedom on that or that's another thing hanging over his head. I also feel if I dumped bodies off a cliff, I would ask questions too!"
"I literally said to my wife he's an informant as soon as they brought him back to the ranch. The questions at the end only cemented that for me. The alternative is that he's gonna inform on them now to get away from the ranch," one comment read and another said, "I think Walker is going to play a big part next season. There's not a chance he's an informant now but he could be one after this. I could see his character going either way, either totally embracing the dark side or flipping to take down the Duttons. And I still think Rip or Beth is going to die within this or the next season."
However, many feel that he may turn out to be loyal. "Kinda glad they didn't kill Walker. And I doubt he's an informant. He just made himself an accessory to murder not to mention he skinned off part of a dudes chest. Then helped dispose of two bodies. So I don't buy the logic that he must be an informant and think it's illogical to come to that conclusion after everything that happened this episode," one fan said. Another posted, "Best episode so far. Walker is a great character, re-energizes a dull show. Also reading these comments–does the show have a mostly female viewership? Kinda surprising."
So, whose side will Walker turn out to be in the season finale? We'll have to wait and see. Catch Episode 10 of ‘Yellowstone’ Season 3 on Paramount Network at 9 pm ET this Sunday, August 23, 2020.