Yellowstone season 5, part 2 is facing uncertainty due to Kevin Costner's contract ending. The options for how the series will end without its star include killing off John Dutton, making him leave the ranch, or focusing on the rivalry between Jamie and Beth. Cole Hauser's character Rip could potentially replace Costner's character as the leader of the ranch. The ending could also become chaotic, resembling the show Succession. Another possibility is a quick and simple sendoff for John Dutton.