The fourth season of Paramount Network’s Western series ‘Yellowstone’ follows Jimmy Hurdstrom’s efforts to become a cowboy. Although Jimmy has been working as a ranch hand at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch for a while, he fails to impress John Dutton with his skills as a cowboy. To perfect him, John sends him to the 6666 Ranch in Texas, where he learns to become a dedicated cowboy. Jimmy meets Emily at the ranch and they eventually get together as a couple.
Although Jimmy is a significant part of the first four seasons of the show, the character doesn’t appear in the first seven episodes of season 5. As the narrative of the fifth season returns to the 6666 Ranch, the viewers must be eager to find out whether Jefferson White’s character returned to the show. Well, here’s everything you need to know about the same! SPOILERS AHEAD.
Where is Jimmy?
In the fourth season, Jimmy departs from the Dutton Ranch to end up in the 6666 Ranch, partially breaking up with Mia. Since he owes his life to John Dutton, he doesn’t stand against the wishes of the latter and accepts the need for his departure. Jimmy doesn’t take long to impress the cowboys of the ranch with his dedication and commitment. They praise him for his learning and contribution to the ranch. He also gets together with the ranch’s chief vet technician Emily. As their relationship gets stronger, Jimmy’s period at the ranch comes to an end. Instead of breaking up, the couple decides to get engaged and continues to be together in a long-distance relationship.
After returning to the Dutton Ranch, Jimmy talks to John, who lets him know that he doesn’t owe the latter anything and he shouldn’t stay at the ranch thinking he does. With the blessings of John, Jimmy returns to the 6666 Ranch, where he lives with Emily. While John becomes the Governor of Montana and wages a war against Market Equities to save his ranch from corporate greed, Jimmy becomes an integral part of the 6666 Ranch. His dedication helps him find a footing at the Texas ranch and his togetherness with Emily brings happiness to his life as well.
Did Jefferson White Return to Yellowstone?
Yes, Jefferson White returned to ‘Yellowstone’ in the eighth episode of the fifth season, after his previous appearance in the tenth and final episode of the fourth season. The episode depicts the strength of Jimmy and Emily’s relationship as they cherish their time together. He remains a significant presence in the 6666 Ranch as the cowboys of the establishment, including him, tend the cattle in the episode. Although he and Emily are engaged and their togetherness is stronger than ever, there isn’t any indication that they have married.
Jimmy’s return to the narrative of ‘Yellowstone’ at this point is justified by Rip Wheeler’s departure from the Dutton Ranch to Texas with the sick cattle. Since he is supposed to be in Texas for a year with Ryan, Jake, Teeter, and Walker, we can expect Jimmy to help them settle at the place. He may join his former colleagues and reconnect with Rip, who guides him while he serves the Dutton Ranch. As Rip and others expect the harshness of winter, any help Jimmy and Emily can provide to them will be significant. In addition, potentially meeting Rip and the ranch hands of his former “home” may make Jimmy consider returning to the Dutton Ranch.
Although White hasn’t revealed what holds for Jimmy in the fifth season of the show, he is excited that his character’s journey is continuing in the famed show. “I’m really excited that Jimmy’s journey continues, and I have no idea where it leads and I’m just kind of ready to try to hold on,” White told Us Weekly.