Across the scope of the show, most of Jimmy’s cliffhangers boil down to one factor: accidents. Jimmy’s unfortunate fate of having his life threatened is so common on the show that Jefferson White even detailed all of his character’s accidents in Stories From the Bunkhouse. Of course, the most common injuries were Jimmy’s constant incidents with horses. But while it may seem like a joke to many actors, White has cause for concern. Whenever he gets a new episode, he has to ask himself if his character will survive that time.
“It was a series of cliffhangers for me,” White admitted in an exclusive interview with ScreenRant Plus. “You know, there were a couple of times I read a script that ended with ‘Jimmy is lying face down in the dirt, motionless.’ And you know, doing any art, doing any kind of creative project, is a real exercise of trust.”
Trust is paramount, especially when working actors want to make sure they keep coming back season after season. After training Jimmy’s character arc at the Four Sixes Ranch, he seemed to be in a good place. However, White has yet to reprise his character in the final season of Yellowstone. Speaking to Den of Geek, the actor teased some juicy details coming in Season 5, but so far there’s no joy. Viewers can only hope that the last episode wasn’t curtains for their favorite punching bag.