'Yellowstone' Season 4 Episode 7 Review: Beginning of the end for Duttons and Jamie
The decision taken by John Dutton to run for Governor has started a war between the Duttons and Jaime
As soon as Season 4 of ‘Yellowstone’ began, viewers got an idea that there will be a lot of tussle between the Duttons and Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) going forward. Things escalated after the deadly attacks on the entire Dutton Family in the previous season and Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) was sure that it was Jaime who ordered the attack. However, things have now become much more intense because Dutton has taken that one thing from him that he wanted the most.
In earlier episodes, we saw how Jamie is working hard to be the governor of Montana. With Lynelle Perry (Wendy Moniz) still in office, he would have to wait for his turn to arrive. But things change when Perry reveals that she will be running for the senate, making Jaime’s chances of being a governor much better. However, John doesn’t want Jamie to be Montana’s governor as he believes that Jamie will bring a lot of corporations and ruin Yellowstone. At the end of the episode, Perry endorses John as her replacement, leaving Jamie completely shattered.
The entire scenario of John taking Jaime’s place has made things even more interesting. Initially, it was Jamie’s biological father, Garrett Randall, who wanted to kill the Duttons. With John taking away what Jaime loved the most, it makes us realize that Jaime will take some kind of revenge from the Duttons. Also, the Duttons are literally being too harsh on one of their own. He has been facing a lot of things in his life and whenever he feels like he is going to accomplish something, he gets backstabbed.
The scene where John reveals that he would be running for the position of governor is really well-shot and Costner looks at his very best while being agitated at Perry’s decision.
Elsewhere, Beth might be having an alliance with Summer Higgins (Piper Perabo) as she gets to know how Yellowstone will be ruined by a big corporation that is planning to commercialize the entire area. It’ll be interesting how these two completely different characters will come together and save Yellowstone. The only thing common in them is that they don’t want Yellowstone to be ruined by big corporations.
All in all, brilliant writing and an amazing conclusion made this episode worth a watch. This perfectly sets up things to come and it seems the Duttons and Jaime will be face to face in an epic war that might have some casualties.
‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 returns to Paramount with a new episode every Sunday at 8 pm EST.