Yellowstone’s Wes Bentley Sees Murder In Jamie Dutton’s Future


Is Jamie Dutton capable of murder? More to the point, is he capable of murdering his sister? That’s a question on the minds of “Yellowstone” fans given what happened in the first half of the show’s fifth season. While we await an official answer to the question, the actor behind Jamie Dutton has weighed in with his thoughts on the matter. In short, he does, indeed, believe Jamie has no choice but to kill.

Wes Bentley spoke with Entertainment Weekly while the first half of “Yellowstone” season 5 was airing. After the mid-season finale, it became clear that Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) was on a deadly collision course with her brother Jamie. When asked if he believes Jamie is capable of murder, Bentley had this to say about it:

“I think he has to. There’s an element of: This has to happen now because the play that’s been made only allows for that. He knows this. They’re gonna kill him now, like he thought they would if he played the impeachment game. He’s a chess player. He’s three steps ahead. He’s thought it through a hundred times. When he says, ‘It’s over, Beth,’ and she says, ‘No, it’s not,’ that’s his cue. ‘Oh, you’re gonna try and kill me now.’ So my move has to be asking for help killing her. I don’t know if he could do it with his own hands. He did kill his own [birth] father, but Beth is closer to him than his father. You know, they have a close relationship. Part of the pain and hate between them comes from the loss of that wonderful relationship they had before.”

While Jamie and Beth might have had a good relationship in the past, it has devolved into a kill-or-be-killed situation. It’s now a matter of self-preservation. Who will be left standing when the dust settles? Place your bets.

‘Every one is the last one in my head’


As fans of the hit show are keenly aware, Paramount has had everyone waiting for a long time already. The first half of “Yellowstone” season 5 aired at the end of 2022. Now, here we are at the beginning of 2024 and still waiting for the show’s return. Unfortunately, due to Kevin Costner’s exit from the series, coupled with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes last year, the second half of season 5 has been pushed to November of this year.

It’s believed that “Yellowstone” will end when the second half of the current season airs. But fear not! It is believed that Taylor Sheridan is going to continue on with a new show set in the same world with a new actor in the lead role. The show must go on, as it were. Speaking of the show going on, there’s a more than decent chance it won’t be going on much longer for Bentley, given that Jamie Dutton has a target on his chest. Should it come to pass that Jamie dies, Bentley has made his peace with it.

“Every one is my last one in my head, but that’s the life of an actor. That’s what we do. Every job’s my last job until the next one. It’s never steady, as they say. So I just learned to not expect anything, except enjoy the moments. And I’ve had so many as Jamie. It’s like I’ve played many characters in one and I’ve gone so many places with him. It would be hard to forever let him go in a way, but also I’d feel fulfilled if I had to.”

“Yellowstone” season 5 is set to return on Paramount Network in November.


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