Yellowstone season four will be landing on The Paramount Network this summer and plenty of questions were left unanswered. John Dutton (played by Kevin Costner) was shot at the roadside by an anonymous killer, with many pointing the finger at his son Jamie (Wes Bentley). There is an ongoing debate over who will have power of attorney if anything were to happen to John.
Will Beth and Jamie fight for power of attorney?
Yellowstone fans were up in arms following the cliffhangers at the end of the third season.
The Dutton family was targeted by anonymous assassins, with Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) caught up in an explosion.
The only person who was not injured in an attack was Jamie, who had already isolated himself from the family.
Plenty of fans believe Jamie had some part to play in the attacks, as he was in constant disagreement with his father and sister.
There are some viewers who still believe John may not have survived the shooting.
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At the end of season three, ranch hand Rip Wheeler looked up to see a circle of birds in the sky.
Some fans have suggested it could signify the death of John Dutton, forming part of a huge twist.
If John Dutton dies at the start or partway through the season, it leads to the question of power of attorney.
At this moment in time, it is unclear whether Beth or her brother Jamie will have control over their father’s affairs.
The series is built on the question of who will take over the ranch, and what will happen to it.
Fans have taken to Reddit to discuss who will be left in charge of John’s affairs if anything should happen.
One said: “I think Jamie ultimately wants power. I believe Jamie wants to be someone that is respected, and yes, maybe a little feared.
“Ultimately Jamie has spent his whole life trying to gain John’s respect and love. And now that he believes he can’t have that, and never had that, then he’s going to be someone John is forced to reckon with.”
Another said: “I think that rifling through the papers was part of figuring out what is going on with the trust and how he found out Beth filed power of attorney in Utah.
“He made clear he’s out for himself but I don’t think he can try to sell the property out from under John while John and Rip live. That’s a recipe to get taken to the train station with a quickness and he knows it.”
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There’s some confusion over Beth’s involvement as she has power of attorney in Utah, not Montana.
She was using attorneys from Schwartz and Meyer to do the legal work, who are based in Salt Lake City.
Fans went on to point out how Beth’s decision to go to a Utah-based attorney did not make her papers invalid.
One said: “Watching the episode where Jaimie’s in his office and the assistant brings him some files regarding the POA.
“He says she must have used Schwartz and Meyer attorneys and filed in Utah…she ask if it’s invalid… Jaimie says ‘no’…it just muddies the waters…so Beth can still fight for the ranch.” [Sic]
Hopefully, this means Beth survives the explosion so she can launch a surprise attack on her brother Jamie.
If the Duttons refused to sell part of their land to the hedge fund, the state would likely seize the land.
Beth claimed power of attorney and was trying to refuse to sell the land when Jamie suggested the papers were invalid.
He went on to say how the decision fell to him. Some fans think creator Taylor Sheridan plans to give Beth a fighting chance.
If she can prove Jamie’s claim as false, she could still win back control of the ranch.
Yellowstone airs on The Paramount Network.