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11 Shocking Yellowstone Deaths That You Should Be Aware Of

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Yellowstone is America’s most-watched television series, and its co-creator Taylor Sheridan is now quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most prolific showrunners, with at least 8 series in production or development. If you have been a fan of this dangerous show and the people who risk their lives, then I’m sure you might be missing them (Lee Dutton went too soon!). Here are a few Yellowstone deaths that were truly shocking and heartbreaking, read below. 

Here Are 11 Major Yellowstone Deaths

  1. Teal Black
  2. Dan Jenkins
  3. Wade Morrow
  4. Clint Morrow
  5. Roarke Morris
  6. Chester Checkers Spears
  7. Garett Randall
  8. Lee Dutton 
  9. Robert Long
  10. Samantha Long
  11. Malcolm Beck

1. Teal Black ( Season 2 )

So the first one on the Yellowstone deaths is Teal Black (played by Terry Serpico).

He was a businessman and along with his brother Malcolm, they joined the real estate game fighting against the Broken Rock Reservation and Paradise Valley. But as you may recall things didn’t go in their favour, the competition with Thomas Rainwater and Dan Jenkins (for the collaboration on the building of a casino in the Valley) and the heated fight with the Dutton family resulted in his demise. It’s not easy (or comfortable) to forget in what way Kayce Dutton shoots and kills Teal!

2. Dan Jenkins (Season 2)

Now, this death was bittersweet for fans of the show, while some were glad to see the rather ‘ Dumb’ character’s fate finally catch on, others think it was too soon for him to go and miss him till date. During his run on the show, Dan Jenkins was a sure and ambitious land developer working for Paradise valley. Challenging Dutton’s family and threatening to destroy them, the kidnapping and hanging him on the tree was a warning for what was to come. It was in S2, Ep 10 “Sins of the Father,” where he was killed by a man hired by the Beck brothers.

3. Wade Morrow (Season 3)

As you might recall, Wade Morrow was a neighbouring rancher to Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. He was an old acquaintance of John Dutton who turned into enemies. After taking things too far with their rivalry, the ranch hands the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch to seek revenge. John instructs Rip Wheeler to remove the Yellowstone brand on Wade Morrow. And after the attack on Teeter and Colby at the creek, Rip and his fellow ranchers kill him. One of the most shocking Yellowstone deaths.

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4. Clint Morrow (season 3)

On the topic of the Morrows, Clint Morrow–the son of Wade Morrow, ranches next to Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Clint is even more reckless and ill-tempered than his father. Clint and Rip Wheeler get into a disagreement when the Morrows run their cattle too close to the Dutton’s cattle. After the Morrows take things too far, the ranch hands of Yellowstone Dutton Ranch chase after Clint on horseback. Clint rides into the forest and falls off his horse, hitting his head on some rocks and dying immediately in season 3, episode 9 “Meaner Than Evil.”

5. Roarke Morris (season 4)

Probably one of the only Yellowstone deaths on season four that shocked everyone is Roarke Morris. He was a rancher whose family owns Cross Creek Ranch and worked for Market Equities, often crossing paths with Beth. If you want to recall how he dies, it is after his hired men, Clint and Wade Morrow take things too far with the Dutton family. Rip seeks revenge and approaches Roarke with a cooler that contains a rattlesnake while he was fishing. The rattlesnake bites Roarke in the face, leading to his gruesome death.

6. Chester Checkers Spears (season 4)

Chester ‘Checkers’ Spears served in the United States Army but is unfairly sacked. He had many charges against him, including assault and robbery. Chester boasts to Thomas Rainwater that he knows who he is after the attacks on Dutton and his involvement in putting it together. As soon as he reveals this information, Thomas and Mo hand him over to the Duttons.

In S 4, E 3, “All I See Is You,” John challenges Chester to a duel, where Chester loses and dies. 

7. Garett Randall (season 4)

Garrett Randall is the biological father of Jamie Dutton. He receives 30 years in prison after killing his wife Phyllis when Jamie was a young boy. When he is released from prison, Garrett attacks the Dutton family. Beth confronts Jamie and tells him he must kill Garrett or his life will be on the line. And so in season 4, episode 10 “Grass on the Streets,” Jamie shoots and kills his biological dad.

8. Lee Dutton (season 1)

Many viewers think a great character like Lee Dutton died too soon, and I agree. 

Lee Dutton is the child of John Dutton and brother to Kayce, Jamie, and Beth. Lee worked as head of security at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and was an agent of the Montana Livestock Commission. Lee sets out to retake cattle taken from Yellowstone Dutton Ranch’s property but a gun crossfire breaks out and while in an angry state–Robert Long shoots Lee. Despite Kayce’s attempt to save his brother, Lee succumbs to his injuries.

9. Robert Long (season 1)

In an epic sequence, Robert Long does not live too long after his shot at Lee since in a response to his brother being shot, Kayce shoots and kills Robert. If you need to remember a bit about him, Robert Long was the brother of Monica Dutton and brother-in-law of Kayce Dutton. Robert was an Army veteran and a member of the Broken Rock Reservation. And while trying to protect cattle alongside the Broken Rock Reservation police from John Dutton and the Montana Livestock Commission, a fight breaks out.

10. Samantha Long (season 1)

Till we are on the topic of deaths in Long, let’s talk about Samantha Long– the wife of Robert Long and sister-in-law to Monica and Kayce Dutton. She and Robert had three children together. After losing her husband, Samantha realises that she won’t be able to take care of her three children and so she takes her own life inside her trailer.

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11. Malcolm Beck (season 2)

To add to Yellowstone deaths total, Malcolm Beck, a businessman and brother of Teal, joins the real estate fight for land in Montana. The scathing Beck brothers are working against Broken Rock Reservation and Paradise Valley. As a part of the payback Dutton family, John and his men go after Malcolm as well. In an epic season 2 finale, Malcolm dies after getting shot by John. John sat with Malcolm before walking away after deciding he should die alone.

Honourable Mentions

Here’s the rest of Yellowstone deaths that have taken place ever since the beginning of the show: 

  1. Luke Hayes
  2. Fred Myers
  3. Sarah Nguyen 
  4. Patrick Monteith
  5. Jason
  6. Dirk Hurdstram
  7. Ray
  8. Blake
  9. Torry
  10. Donnie Haskell

When Lost aired over a decade ago, its successful narrative created a pop culture impact and changed the landscape of television. If you are a fan and want to watch shows like Lost then you can have a look at this list we made just for you.

Lost

The hugely successful television series Lost aired in 2004. The premise, as we know, deals with a group of people surviving a commercial passenger plane crash on a remote island. The show masterfully explores supernatural and sci-fi elements on this mysterious south Pacific island. 

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The use of cliffhangers at the end of each episode of Lost kept the viewers on the edge of their seats, desperately craving for the next episode to come. Even though it's a large ensemble cast, most of the characters receive a justifiable personal arch. Lost was inspired by the movie Castaway and became one of the most expensive pilots to be shot at the time! Lost continues to be appreciated for its originality in storytelling and dynamic character arcs. 

List of TV Shows Like Lost

  1. The Leftovers
  2. Manifest
  3. Lost Room
  4. Twin Peaks
  5. The Prisoners
  6. Battlestar Galactica
  7. The New People
  8. Flight 29 Down
  9. Fringe
  10. Alcatraz
  11. Under the Dome
  12. Dark

1. The Leftovers (2014)

IMDB ratings: 8.3/10

Cast: Carrie Coon, Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and Margaret Qualley

Creator: Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta

The director of Lost, Damon Lindel also created a supernatural drama series called The Leftovers. The show begins 3 years after an unexplainable global event called ‘Sudden Departure’  where almost 2 per cent of the population, nearly 140 million people, disappear. The Leftovers isn't about WHY people are gone, it's about how the ones who remain dealt with their loss, people often try to comfort themselves with dreams, angels, gods, or even death.

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The Leftovers will leave you with so many questions but beyond words, you have to feel it and savour its unanswered questions to find peace. The Leftovers is an incredible television series that starts incredibly well but loses its way by the series's end. I have to say though, Carrie Coon has brilliant moments in the end. The Leftovers is so weird, fragmented and nonsensical at times that it reminds me of Lost. If you are looking for shows like Lost, I recommend that you give The Leftovers a try.

2. Manifest  (2018) 

IMDB ratings: 7.1/10

Cast: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas and J.R. Ramirez 

Creator: Jeff Rake


The Manifest is a supernatural drama show about a bunch of people who discover that they lost 5 years of their lives when they landed in New York after their aeroplane faced severe turbulence. All the people on the plane were presumed to be dead. Now, these people have to find a way to adjust themselves to a new life around their loved ones. Mild spoiler! They learn their loved ones and the rest of society is not as they left it.

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I found that the show’s premise was very intriguing and the actors give a very convincing performance. The narrative details of the show, however, in my opinion, are a bit sloppy and inconsistent. The writers surely have room for improvement but their concept is incredibly thrilling. Every episode of Manifest keeps you on your toes. Manifest has completed 3 seasons up until now and continues to be on air. Manifest is a pretty good choice if you want to watch TV shows like Lost.

3. Lost Room (2006)

IMDB ratings: 8.1/10

Cast: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies and Peter Jacobson

Creator: Christopher Leone, Laura Harkcom

This lesser-known show The Lost Room is an American Sci-fi television miniseries which only had 3 episodes of 90 mins each and no follow-up seasons. The show was based on a very unique idea where the room in question (known as the ‘Lost Room’) and the objects in the said room had supernatural powers. This strange room is set in a 1960s motel along the iconic U.S. Route 66. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfWrECLnFYU

One day the protagonist (Peter Krause) Joe Miller’s daughter disappears inside the room. Joe, with the help of objects present in the room, tries to find his daughter Anna (Elle Fanning). The story of Lost Room was intensely engaging. I found the direction and the actor’s performances to be absolutely brilliant. It baffles me that the creators did not return to make another short season within the same concept. If you have been searching for TV series like Lost then I can assure you that Lost Room will be worth a watch.

4. Twins Peaks (1990) 

IMDB ratings: 8.8/10

Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn and David Lynch

Creator: David Lynch

David Lynch, the well-known director of weird and captivating films such as Eraserhead and Blue Velvet created an iconic show called Twin Peaks. It is a hauntingly eccentric show about the investigation of the mysterious murder of a small-town homecoming queen named Laura Palmer. Believe me, as odd as the show may seem at first, you will grow to love it, after all, it is considered to be one of the best mystery shows ever created. 

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With the mysteries, the supernatural elements and the list of bizarre characters, Twin Peaks has it all. In my opinion, the cinematography of the show was truly ahead of its time. Kyle’s Dale Cooper was especially entertaining. Twin Peaks’ experimental formula of the satirical soap opera is extremely unsettling yet rewarding to watch, I must warn you, it’s not for the faint-hearted!  If you are in search of TV shows like Lost then Twin Peaks won’t disappoint you.

The Prisoners (1967)

IMDB ratings: 8.5/10

Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat and Geroge Markstien

Creator: Patrick McGoohan


The Prisoner centres around an unnamed British agent (Patrick McGoohan) who tries to flee his country after abruptly quitting his high-ranking government job. He is abducted and held captive in a strange ‘sea-side’ village that is isolated from the rest of the world. This village is a highly secure and monitored place filled with weird technology. There are only 17 episodes to this late 60s show but it manages to bring up such surreal surprises, it's sure to leave a great impact on the viewer.

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The Prisoner’s unique concept influenced many popular shows including Lost. The creators of Lost even cited the show. I was very impressed by how ahead of its time The Prisoners proves to be. If you want to watch more shows similar to Lost the Prisoners should definitely be on your list.

6. Battlestar Galactica (2004)

IMDB ratings: 8.7/10

Cast: Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos and Tricia Helfer 

Creator: Glen A. Larson

The 2004 Battlestar Galactica is a reboot of the original 1978 miniseries of the same name. Do not be mistaken by the title, the show is not related to Star Trek.  Battlestar Galactica is set in the 7th millennium AD and follows Cylons, the robot enemy of humanity that resurfaces to destroy the 12 colonies of Mankind. Only a few survive and are able to escape on ships led by a powerful warship called Battlestar Galactica. Mankind struggles to fight the Cylons and work their own political agendas and disputes while finding their long-lost 13th colony Earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnYsf2Yv8i8

The show is a dark, intense and gritty socio-political commentary with EPIC cinematic value. The script is especially clever and as a huge fan of sci-fi shows, this show ticks the boxes in all the right categories. When the show was released, it blew the viewers and critics away. As far as an obsessive and gripping story goes, Battlestar Galactica is one of the most similar to shows like Lost. 

7. The New People (1969)

IMDB ratings: 7.3/10

Cast: David Moses, Zooey hall and Tiffany Boiling

Creator: Larry Gordon Aaron Spelling

The New People is an American Tv series that aired only for 1 season and is focused on a couple of college students who survive a plane crash. The incident takes place while they were returning from a trip to Southeast Asia, their plane crashes on an island in the south of the Pacific ocean. 

By now this show must already be sounding a lot like Lost to you, and it surely is. The remaining group of people discover an unusual truth about the island: there’s an above-ground unused nuclear test site filled with supplies for the survivors. If you want to see more plane survival stories like Lost then The New People should definitely be on your list.

8. Flight 29 Down (2005)

IMDB ratings: 7.2/10

Cast: Allen Alvarado, Halle Hirsh and Corbin Bleu

Creator:  Stan Rowgow D. J. MacHale

The show Flight 29 Down is a drama series about a group of pre-teens/teens who are stranded on a South Pacific island after their plane crashes in a tropical storm while they were flying from an eco-adventure camping trip in Palau. The show is in many ways a younger version of the Adult-centred show Lost but sans the supernatural elements. I’d say that the show draws inspiration from the show The New People.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLeG0w3kL8k

Flight 29 Down uses the technique of a video diary as a plot device for the viewers to keep up with the story of these children. It was very engaging to watch young intelligent characters finding their way on the island. The first two seasons of the show are quite engaging but I seemed to lose interest in its 3rd and final season. Regardless, Flight 29 Down is a really good series to watch if you want to see TV shows like Lost.

9. Fringe (2008)

IMDB ratings: 8.4/10

Cast: Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson

Creator: J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci

Fringe is a popular Sci-fi crime drama television series. It may seem like a standard procedural drama at first, but the show actually explores the parallel universe, alternate versions of people filled with crazy scientific experiments. I personally had a great time watching this show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bSzbqZ3xE

Fringe is actually inspired by shows like Lost, The X-files and The Twilight Zone. The 3 main characters of the show work with a special division called Fringe. There are so many brilliant twists and turns in Fringe that in my opinion, the show is at the top of its category. If you are searching for TV series like Lost, I strongly recommend you watch Fringe

10. Alcatraz (2012)

IMDB ratings: 6.9/10

Cast: Sarah Jones, George Garcia and Jonny Coyne 

Creator: Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt

This American fiction show is based on the infamous Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary built on Alcatraz island in San Francisco Bay. The prison is now closed but once kept some of the most dangerous criminals of America. The show takes the liberty to make a show around the conspiracies of the place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V514ACIGp_k

In the interesting premise we see that under unknown circumstances, 256 inmates and 46 guards of the prison disappear without a trace. Later the disappeared ones start to appear one by one without ageing a day and resume their criminal activities with no realisation of disappearance. A special government unit is dedicated to finding and putting those criminals back in prison. If you are looking for mystery shows similar to Lost, try watching Alcatraz. 

11. Under the Dome (2013)

IMDB ratings: 6.5/10

Cast: Alexander Koch and Rachelle Lefevre

Creator: Stephen King

Based on a novel written by the sci-fi legend Stephen King, Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the fictional small town called Chester's Mill, when a huge, transparent and indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of the world. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Y5YeYrqUk

Now the trapped residents try to find a way to discover the truth, origin and purpose of these domes. This journey forces them into situations where they learn more about each other than they ever knew. Under the Dome may not be on the top of this list but it’s quite a decent watch if you’re looking for mystery shows similar to Lost

12. Dark (2017)

IMDB ratings: 8.7/10

Cast: Louis Hofmann, Lisa Vicari and Gina Stiebitz

Creator: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

The German-language Netflix series Dark is an interesting blend of Science fiction and Mystery. Truly a compelling and mind-bending story to watch. At the beginning of Dark, many children suspiciously start disappearing in the German town of Winden. The dark past of generational mysteries of 4 families living in the town namely, Kahnwald, Nielsen, Doppler, and Tiedemann is brought to light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrwycJ08PSA

After the discovery of a wormhole, the lives of the families intertwine more than one can imagine. I believe every element of the show is top-notch, especially Dark’s cinematography, which is a TRUE masterpiece. If you are looking for TV series similar to Lost then the intense and gripping story of Dark is sure to keep you engrossed.

Honourable Mentions

Here are a few TV shows like Lost that didn’t make the list, but you can check them out nonetheless: 

  1. Carnivale
  2. Yellowjackets
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. Black Mirror
  5. Flashforward