9 Details You Might Have Forgotten in ‘Yellowstone’ Season 2, See Full Details
Yellowstone,” which is already one of America’s most popular shows, has gained a bunch of new fans since it began airing on CBS.
After airing the first season of the sprawling neo-Western epic earlier this year, the network has just finished airing the show’s second season for the first time.
Once again, the Duttons found themselves facing threats from those who wanted to take over the land. Fortunately, once again, they came out on top.
For all the major moments, foreshadowing, and callbacks in the season you might have missed, keep reading.
In the season two premiere, it’s explained why John no longer appears to be dying.
After suddenly bleeding from the mouth and collapsing on the ranch, John (Kevin Costner) undergoes an impromptu surgical procedure by a veterinarian on hand as he doesn’t have enough time to make it to a hospital.
While John and his son Kayce (Luke Grimes) fear it could have something to do with his previously diagnosed colon cancer, it turns out to be something else entirely: a ruptured ulcer.
Later, when he is taken to the hospital in a helicopter, the show makes it clear that John’s days are no longer numbered.
“Well, the bright side: You don’t have cancer,” Kayes says. “Not dying yet.”
It’s a 180-degree turn from the show’s first season in which John’s aggressive, incurable cancer was revealed and provided even more reason for the hero to ensure that his land and legacy remain intact.
This plot repetition may be based on the fact that “Yellowstone” was originally pitched as a 10-episode limited series before being renewed for its second season.
The scene in which Rip unleashes an angry bull in a local bar was inspired by real events.
Speaking on the show’s behind-the-scenes YouTube series “Yellowstone: Behind the Story,” Forrie J. Smith, who worked as a real wrangler for most of his life before he became a TV star, said that the sequence was inspired by one of his own cowboy stories.
Noting that it was “one of the wildest things” he had ever done, Smith said that he was once “called to take a bull out of a bar” when some cowboys attacked one of those local bikers. They took revenge on those who attacked them – which is exactly the same scene that goes down in the show’s season two premiere.
Rip might have intentionally allowed Kayce to win their fight.
In episode two, after Rip (Cole Hauser) is demoted to make Kayce the ranch’s foreman, the two come to blows in full view of the other ranchhands and John.
Although they both receive several nasty hits, it is Kayce who wins when Rip invites him in for one final punch and just so happens to put him down.
After the fight is over, Rip approaches John, who thanks Kayce for “making him earn it”, which appears to be a reference to the victory. However, it can also be applied to the respect of other Yellowstone employees who witnessed Kayce defeat the ranch’s most formidable wrangler.
By allowing the boss’s son to beat him up, Rip selflessly pushes his pride aside to help by telling others that there has been a changing of the guard. He must show Caius the same respect and loyalty that he had shown before.
John and Governor Perry’s relationship, it turns out, goes pretty far back.
In episode three, John and Governor Lynelle Perry (Wendy Moniz) meet at a bar in Bozeman to discuss the fact that Jamie is no longer campaigning for the position of Montana Attorney General. The two become nostalgic as they realize that the modern, darkly lit bar they are drinking in used to be a granary.
“I remember when you were the rodeo queen,” John says sadly. “To lead the parade on horseback right in front of this place.”
“Yeah, well, a long time ago,” Linnell replied.
The inclusion of this detail adds a new dynamic to the casual romance that occurs between John and Lynelle. After viewers saw them hook up in the first episode, it became unclear how long they had been romantically involved, or how far back in time these old friends actually went.
If Linnell was a rodeo queen in her teens or twenties, it seems possible that her presence in John’s life may have preceded his marriage to Evelyn, the mother of his children.
The actor who portrays a younger version of Lloyd in the flashbacks is Forrie J. Smith’s real son.
A flashback to Rip’s early days in the Yellowstone bunkhouse shows a young version of one of the ranch’s oldest cowboys, Lloyd Pierce (Forrie J. Smith). He is the one who defends young Rip (Kyle Redd Silverstein) when an older ranchhand starts beating him up, beginning their decades-long friendship and bond.
If you were wondering who the actor looks like the spitting image of Smith, that’s because it’s his real son, Forrest Smith.
Cocreator Taylor Sheridan enlisted some of his real cowboy friends for a cameo.
In episode five, cocreator Taylor Sheridan reprises his role of Travis Wheatley, a horse trainer and rodeo competitor who often visits the Yellowstone ranch to sell horses and catch up with John.
In episode five, he shows up for a horse-reining contest that Lloyd organizes to help Jimmy (Jefferson White) earn some extra cash. However, he’s not the only real-life award-winning equestrian sportsperson in the scene.
If you were curious to know who else was there to brutally and effortlessly defeat Jimmy in the competition, they are the McCutchen family, consisting of husband and wife duo Tom and Mandy and their children, Cade and Carly.
The family, who is from Texas, previously featured on Sheridan’s reality competition series “The Last Cowboy” about the exclusive world of horse reining and, according to WFAA, are such good friends with the showrunner that he even has some at his ranch. Keep horses. ,
And as Travis says in the scene, McCutcheon is so good at horse rein, he’s won millions from the sport.
There is a rare callback to John’s deceased son, Lee, in episode seven.
For someone who was set to inherit the ranch and continue the Dutton legacy, John’s eldest son Lee (Dave Annable) sure doesn’t get mentioned a lot in the series.
As viewers will remember, he was shot and killed in a shootout in the show’s pilot episode, which set in motion John’s decision to bring his other three children back to the ranch and work out who is the right fit to take over his role when he dies.
While Lee is all but forgotten this season, there is a nod to him in episode seven after Kayce agrees to once again live at the ranch. To give Kayce and his family space, John decides to move into Lee’s old cabin on the land, which leads to an emotional confrontation.
While moving his personal belongings into the cabin, John can’t help but feel like he’s desecrating Lee’s memory. It’s clear the cabin hasn’t been touched since Lee’s death, and John even apologizes when he starts making changes to the place.
The decision to not mention Lee again until this moment may have been intentional, as it’s immediately clear from this scene that John hasn’t fully moved on from his death. Up until now, he’s kept Lee’s cabin intact, almost as if he expects Lee to walk back through the door any day now.
Tate’s kidnapping is foreshadowed in episode eight.
The season-long feud between the Duttons and the Beck brothers, Malcolm (Neal McDonough) and Teal (Terry Serpico), ends dramatically with the kidnapping of John’s grandson, Tate (Brecken Merill), by a gang of Neo-Nazis hired by the Becks.
While Tate isn’t taken until the end of episode nine, his fate is teased in the prior episode when the Beck brothers are seen with photographs of John’s nearest and dearest — Monica (Kelsey Asbille), Tate, Kayce, Beth (Kelly Reilly), and Jamie (Wes Bentley).
As Malcolm pushes the photo of Tate toward his brother with the heel of his boot, he makes it clear that he has nefarious intentions to do something to the youngster by ominously saying: “Who he loves the most.”
The flashback to John’s father in the season finale is even more important now that a generational saga has been built around “Yellowstone.”
In the final episode of season two, a flashback shows John’s final moments with his father, John Dutton II (Dabney Coleman). The two ride together before finding a picturesque spot in the fields to sit and contemplate.
At the time the episode first aired, co-creator Sheridan had not launched his broader “Yellowstone” television universe, which has expanded the Dutton family’s story to show how they first found their ranch in Montana. . However, now that both the prequels “1883” and “1923” have aired, John’s father has taken on much greater importance.
In fact, viewers of “1923” — which is set to return for a second season to close out its story — have been anxiously awaiting the birth of John II so they can see two different branches of the Dutton family tree. Can add and maintain. The secret to putting the modern-day Dutton clan to rest forever.
Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 Unveiling the Drama
Fans of Yellowstone will have to wait until 2024 for the second part of Season 5, since there have been several delays and behind-the-scenes conflicts. Originally set for November 2023, the Summer 2023 premiere was postponed and then rescheduled again because of disagreements between the production team and Kevin Costner, who plays the lead in the show, and creator Taylor Sheridan.
Tensions resulted from Costner’s desire to concentrate on his project “Horizon: An American Saga,” which caused a week-long filming schedule to be significantly delayed. There were reports that Costner might even sue the firm for the remaining balance if he decided to leave the show.
Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2:
Even when the writer’s strike ended in July 2023, the SAG-AFTRA strike resulted in more production delays, which complicated matters even more. Production was delayed by the strike, which has been going on since May and July of 2023, respectively, until the performers and the guild came to an agreement.
Thankfully, several important cast members are still with the group, including Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, and others. Sadly, Jefferson White, who played Jimmy Hurdstrom, left the show to become the lead in a brand-new spin-off called “Four Sixes.”
The conflict between Jamie and John Dutton dominated the first part of Season 5, and viewers can anticipate that this storyline will come to an end in the second part. There’s also excitement about the prospect of touring the Four Sixes Ranch, even though specifics are still elusive. It’s unclear from the ending whether it will set up the forthcoming Matthew McConaughey-led series.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the settlement of on-set problems and the unfolding of the much-anticipated drama in the second half of Yellowstone, but the show’s existence is in jeopardy.