What happens next on 'Yellowstone' after a surprise run for governor?

Didn't see that coming...
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With only three episodes left in season 4 of Yellowstone, the drama isn’t easing up one bit.

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Tensions between Jamie (Wes Bentley) and his adoptive father, John Dutton (Kevin Costner), reached critical mass as John scooped up former governor, Lynelle’s (Wendy Moniz) endorsement in a surprise run for governor, something she’d originally planned on using to support Jamie’s campaign. John’s decision to run came after Lynelle paid an unexpected visit to the ranch telling John that Jamie would be the only decent option to take over her position as she runs for senate. Well, that’s only because she didn’t know John Dutton was an option.

John proves he is willing to do anything to protect his land as he steps up to run, an effort to take matters into his own hands as he doesn’t trust Jamie any longer. He makes that very clear as he blindsides his adopted son at a surprise press conference to reveal he is running. Now that was an intense scene!

As John and Jamie’s relationship breaks, ranch hands Lloyd (Forrie J. Smith) and Walker (Ryan Bingham) are starting to stitch theirs back together after intense confrontations over the last few episodes. After endless fighting, the blackest of eyes, a stab to the chest and smashed guitar, Lloyd offers amends to Walker as he trades his priceless belt buckle for a new guitar. Now that’s the Lloyd we know and love — glad to see he’s back…. Or so we think.

Beth (Kelly Reilly) is still being Beth as she crashed into her new office at Market Equities like a wrecking ball, firing her assistant in the first five minutes she was there. During a management meeting, her eyes were opened to just how invasive the companies plans are to take over John Dutton’s land which fuels her already raging fire even more. Yikes!

Jimmy (Jefferson White) gets a new, rather interesting, position at the ranch in Texas as he is tasked with collecting semen from the stallions — poor guy looked like he was about ready to pass out! The only bright side of his new task is getting asked out on a date by vet tech Emily (Kathryn Kelly), who he offers to buy dinner for with Mia (Eden Brolin) clearly on his mind.

In other updates, Carter (Finn Little) mends his relationship with Beth, John Dutton invites Beth and Rip (Cole Hauser) to move into the main ranch house, Jamie interacts with his son and Teeter (Jennifer Landon) gets her job back at the ranch after revealing she’s branded. Surprise!

There’s a lot to look forward to as the season nears its end and all we can say is saddle up because knowing Yellowstone, we’re in for one wild ride! Yellowstone airs Sunday nights at 8PM ET / 7PM CT via television and streaming services that include Paramount, like Peacock. Sign up for Peacock here.

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