'Yellowstone' Fans Spot Timeline 'Plot Hole' in Evelyn Dutton Season 4 Scene

Yellowstone fans have spotted a plot hole in Season 4. The show quickly gained attention after its 2018 premiere and have had viewers glued to it ever since; however, a few onlookers have pointed something out as of recent. Although each season of Taylor Sheridan's hit drama occurs in the year in which they were released, the series incorporates flashbacks to pivotal events around the Dutton family past, and viewers have noticed something off about this.

Scenes set around the Dutton ranch are shot in Montana, but other scenes in the fan-favorite series are shot in Utah. It started with the show's first flashback during the first season, revealing the death of John Dutton's (Kevin Costner) wife, Evelyn (Gretchen Mol). Naturally, most viewers paid close attention to that premiere episode's emotion, but some fans couldn't help but notice the geography in the background. Some fans are confused about what time of year the season is supposed to be taken in due to trees that don't quite fit the timeline.

One viewer pointed this out, taking their thoughts to social media. "The intro takes place in March. The trees in the background say otherwise," the viewer wrote according to Express. "In the mountains in March, leaves are usually not fully developed on tress until April at the earliest. The scene was likely shot in the fall." Due to episodes being released over the summer months, production with the cast and crew usually occurs following the season finale.

Due to the production schedule and the series's timeline taking place sometimes in two different seasons, the scenes don't always correlate because of their production schedule. Another fan wrote, "I suspect the writing and timeline will come together more nicely going forward, think of season three as the transition." Yellowstone wasn't originally intended to stretch into a third and fourth season; however, due to the popularity it's gained over the years, the high demand was too much to ignore.


In August, Demin Richards, who plays the role of ranch hand Colby, spoke with PopCulture.com admitting that he was interested to see how fans were going to react to the ending of Season 3, saying this one wouldn't be like any other, noting he didn't think anyone would be able to guess what was going to happen. "I'm gonna be as interested as anybody else to just see what the fans, and what they think and how they react," he detailed. Needless to say, fans are ready for more after death lurked on the ranch family's doorstep.