Kayce is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, and we know he's haunted by his heartbreaking mission in Pakistan -- a man who was shooting at Kayce's team was using his wife and daughter as shields; to stop him, Kayce had to kill all three of them. Fast-forward to now, and Kayce's wife Monica (Kelsey Asbille) just made him promise that he'd not only get Tate back, but kill those responsible for taking him.
Jefferson White, who plays Jimmy Hurdstrom on Yellowstone, talked about how Kayce reacts to his own son being taken:
The cow's being killed was a violation of the rules. Beth being attacked was an escalation and a violation of the rules. And then Tate being taken just feels like this sort of last straw, the sort of last violation. And I think after that, the gloves are really off, and is a tremendous escalation for Kayce too. And we know what Kayce's capable of, and to have his son be taken feels like, yeah, his gloves come off and it's hard to imagine sort of how he'll take revenge for that.
Oh, I think fans can imagine a few ways, and they'll be analyzed after the Yellowstone Season 2 finale -- which is "shocking, terrifying, and satisfying," per Colby star Denim Richards to CinemaBlend.
Speaking of Denim Richards, he also weighed in during Paramount Network's "Stories From The Bunkhouse" video, while talking with Jefferson White and Ian Bohen. Here's what he said about Tate going missing, and what that meant for the show as a whole:
Tate just represents this light, and I think him going missing I think is this reality -- not only do they love him, because he's the son and grandson, there's no-holds-barred now with what's going on with the family and the people who are attacking the family -- but also just as this symbol for the show. This light-hearted pure spirit, the thought process that something bad could be happening? It raises the stakes to such a level that nothing matters, no cause or consequence matters and that anything and everything will happen in order to get this light back.
One question will be how the Yellowstone characters -- especially Kayce, Monica, and John Dutton (Kevin Costnere) -- come back from the Season 2 finale in Season 3. Denim Richards teased more about what's ahead for his character and how it leads into the next season.
The Yellowstone Season 2 finale photos gave fans a lot of speculation material to work with, including showing Kayce wearing his Livestock Agent vest alongside a worried-looking Rip (Cole Hauser) for a nighttime scene.
Kevin Costner's Yellowstone is the most popular show on cable right now, so fans will be very anxious for Season 3 after the Season 2 finale. Please return to CinemaBlend for our Season 2 finale recap, questions for Season 3, and more updates until the show returns on Paramount Network, most likely in 2020 since Season 1 was in 2018 and Season 2 just finished up 10 episodes in 2019. We'll stay on top of it. In the meantime, find some new shows to watch with our 2019 fall TV premiere schedule.