The article discusses how the TV series Yellowstone has been reluctant to kill off main characters in its five seasons. However, its spinoffs, such as 1883 and 1923, have not been as hesitant. In 1923, there was a cliffhanger where a main character, Jacob Dutton, appeared to be killed but was later revealed to be alive. This twist felt like a ratings stunt and distracted from the impact of another character's death. While Jacob survived, it is uncertain if he will make it through the second season of 1923.