The deaths of key characters in the Yellowstone series have caused many fans to anticipate certain things from the Dutton family's turbulent history. One of them is the untimely — though sometimes deserved — deaths of characters, both fan favorites and enemies. Taylor Sheridan does not punch punches about the Dutton family and those who dare stand against them.
Jamie and Beth Dutton have had a tense relationship since they were teenagers, and they seem to prefer to draw blood rather than find a truce with each twist and turn that life brings them. Almost recently, Jamie decided to wage the ultimate war against his family, and he's prepared to place a bounty on his sister's head.
Jamie's existence must be stomped out for Beth, who is playing a similar game before her midseason break. There's a clear path to the end here, and it's a memorial for one of the Dutton siblings. However, some fans wonder if Summer Higgins' return will result in an early demise for her character.
Summer has returned on the ranch for another season, but she is also living at John's house. It's possible that she may be a victim of a mistaken identity, according to a Reddit user.
While Beth and Summer may have physical differences, it's not out of the realm of possibility that one of them would be confused for the other in the heat of the moment. Mainly because, as fans know, Jamie doesn't always fill in all of the details on the standardized test, so to speak.
Summer is a polarizing character, and many would be willing to let her go for many reasons. She's a difficult person to love, she's outspoken against almost everything the Duttons stand for, and she came into the picture with an intense desire to destroy the ground John stood on. Someone who hated her more than most was Beth Dutton herself, so fans are wondering why Summer's death, especially if Beth would live, would impact anyone.
They make a good point about Summer being killed on Dutton territory. It's certainly not out of the realm of possibility, but it's fairly impossible to explain to a judge. Of course, if Jamie thinks that deeply into the situation, it may be something he's considered a possibility; either way the cards fall.
No matter what happens, it's clear that this part of the Dutton narrative is one for the generations; it'll forever re-establish the family we know and love in a way unlike anything we've ever seen before. That's all that's left to say about the seriousness at play here.
Some fans also consider the future and claim that Jamie will likely be gone before a hit could be made. Undetectable secrets don't keep at the Yellowstone, and when Rip discovers that Jamie wants to kill his sister, well — we know what Rip Wheeler does with the trash.
Fans will undoubtedly be taken on a lengthy journey when the Yellowstone return after a midseason break. We have yet to see much from season five, and we've still not forgotten about the incinerator, either. This summer, the Duttons are set to return, and it'll be an amazing experience — so bring your saddles!