'Yellowstone' season finale will tie up a lot of loose ends on August 22

Premiering on Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00 PM ET/ PT, the finale will show John Dutton (Kevin Costner) discover if his family and allies will stand with him


                            'Yellowstone' season finale will tie up a lot of loose ends on August 22

The highly anticipated 'Yellowstone' season finale is almost here and, if the past episodes are an indication — it's going to be a very bumpy ride. With battle lines being drawn within the Dutton family in the final episode of the first season, it is going to be really interesting to see who sides with which family — especially the lead character John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner. While John embarks on the journey of finally figuring out which families and allies are going to stand by him, here's a roundup of all we know so far. 

First things first. While the plot lines were fairly loose and disconnected in the initial episodes, towards the end of the season, things really did pick up pace and come together to tie the whole series together. This means that viewers and followers of the show can finally expect some closure. 

Episode 7, A Monster is Among Us, showed a few not-so-welcome additions to the plotline. They include the encroachment of a few brown bears and, sadly, John's cancer acting up again. Will this lead to the possible downfall of John Dutton? Only the upcoming series finale can answer that.

And then came the first part of the big finale — Episode 8: The Unravelling Pt 1 — which offered viewers some closure they had been begging for ever since the tying of loose ends began back in episode six. Viewers finally got a glimpse into how Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) came into John's life — or the other way round — and, as gritty as the entire subplot was, it did offer a lot of explanations regarding Rip's current predicament. Don't worry, we wouldn't divulge too many spoilers!

Cole Hauser (L) and Heidi Sulzman (R) in a scene from the show. Source: Paramount.
Cole Hauser (L) and Heidi Sulzman (R) in a scene from the show. Source: Paramount.

Creator Taylor Sheridan has definitely gone out of his way to portray the whole underlying concept of noir through this venture and, now, on the brink of the end, it's almost like he's still striving towards John becoming a contemporary Macbeth. The very fact that he has succeeded in showcasing him as the victim is proof of that.

Yet, much has been left unexplained. For all the answers you're seeking, tune into the much awaited season finale titled 'The Unravelling Part 2' on Wednesday, August 22 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.