Yellowstone is a popular American drama television series that debuted in 2018. The show is centered on the Dutton family, who own the largest ranch in the United States, and their struggle to protect their land from various threats.
Jimmy Hurdstrom, one of the show's characters, has become a fan favorite. However, there was a major cliffhanger involving Jimmy's fate in the most recent season. In this article, we will explore the question on every fan's mind – Does Jimmy die in Yellowstone?
Who Is Jimmy In Yellowstone?
Jimmy Hurdstrom is a ranch hand on the Dutton family ranch, Yellowstone. Jimmy's troublemaking ways predated his time on the ranch. His grandfather begged John Dutton to take him in after he learned that John was a drug dealer and a robber.
Jefferson White portrays him on screen. As Brad Mullin on The Americans, Jefferson White made his acting debut in 2014. He has since starred on dramas like Manhattan and How to Get Away with Murder on television.
Jefferson attended Iowa State University, not far from where he grew up. The actor, as evidenced by his Instagram account, just relocated to Brooklyn. He has over 124K Instagram followers. Jefferson has many talents, including acting and analog photography.
Does Jimmy Die on Yellowstone?
In the pilot episode, we meet Jimmy Hurdstrom, a new ranch worker at the Yellowstone Ranch. Because of his family's relationship with John Dutton, he was able to secure employment at the ranch.
Jimmy is a seasoned worker and laid-back team member at the ranch who aspires to ride broncs professionally. Unfortunately, there are risks involved in the cowboy profession, and Jimmy gets hurt as a result.
After Jimmy's mishap at the rodeo, John makes him swear he'll never compete again. In the season three conclusion, Jimmy betrays that trust, leading to yet another mishap. Jimmy is rushed to the hospital in the fourth season premiere when he is discovered unresponsive.
Jimmy is gravely hurt and has several fractures, but he manages to survive the disaster. Later on, he starts physical therapy, but he still hasn't fully healed from the injury. Fans will be relieved to know that the rancher is still doing fine, though.
Where Does John Dispatch Jimmy?
Jimmy gets out of the hospital and comes back to the ranch, but John tells him he doesn't have a future there. In “Phantom Pain,” the second episode of Season 4, John scolds Jimmy for not keeping his word.
The elder Dutton warns the young rancher about the repercussions of breaking his word. When Jimmy asks John whether he's being let go from the ranch, John calms his nerves by saying it won't happen.
John requests this favor in order to keep his word to Jimmy's grandfather that he will take care of Jimmy. When Jimmy refuses to give up on his ambition to become a rodeo cowboy, John is forcing him to leave.
Rip echoes this sentiment, reiterating that Jimmy would soon be on his way to Texas, the “land where cowboys are made.” Although it's never said outright, it's evident that Jimmy is on his way to the legendary 6666 ranch in Texas, where all the best cowboys come from.
The ranch in Texas will be featured in a spin-off series called “6666,” which is now under production. Future Season 4 episodes will probably include it as well. Therefore it shouldn't be a surprise if Jimmy does indeed wind up at 6666 and takes the initial steps toward realizing his lifelong goal.
For Jimmy, who has made Yellowstone his permanent residence, this decision is difficult. John is able to both punish Jimmy and act in Jimmy's best interest by making this choice. It is unclear, however, if Jefferson White, who plays Jimmy on “Yellowstone,” will actually depart the program for a starring role on the spin-off.