Introducing The Man Who Ordered The Hit On “Yellowstone’s” Dutton Family

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Season 3 of Yellowstone left us with many cliffhangers. As the final minutes approached, we saw Kayce Dutton come under fire at his office, Beth Dutton was sent a bomb at hers, and a gunmen came after John Dutton on the side of a road. All their lives were in jeopardy at the end of Season 3.

As we all know after watching the Season 4 premiere of Yellowstone, they all managed to survive somehow. After healing up from his gunshot wounds, Kevin Costner’s John Dutton returns home to figure out who attacked his family.

Even before the season started, we knew they would be tracking down who orchestrated this attack based on the teasers. The one below, which was posted a couple weeks before the Season 4 premiere, said, “You know revenge is coming.”

Another promo’s tag line was “Every. Body. Pays.”

Kayce already took care of half the militia that took out the attacks on him and his family, but during Episode 2, his dad told him he wants them all dead. Episode 3, titled “All I See Is You,” begins with Kayce, Rip, and Lloyd taking care of the rest of the militia legally and otherwise.

Finally, John meets with Thomas Rainwater who has information about who ordered the hit on the Duttons. When John opens the file, he sees a prison record for a man with the last name Riggins and mugshot and claims he does not know the man, which makes it all more confusing! The man has been in prison for years, so we do not know his beef with the Duttons.

John is then introduced to the man who orchestrated everything and got orders from Riggins. He says he doesn’t know why the hit was ordered, he just gets the guys to do it, no questions asked. Already captured by Mo, Rainwater’s right hand man, the man, whose name is Checkers is given to John to deal with however he chooses.

John takes him to the edge of Wyoming, where for the first time in the series, we see him do his own dirty work. He can’t bring himself to shoot him cold blood, so he offers the man a chance at a duel, giving him a gun that is quite difficult to shoot. To make things “even,” John takes his magazine out and throws it on the ground, insinuating that he will not load his gun until the man reaches for his. Ultimately, the man barely gets one shot off when John loads his gun and kills him with a few shots, sending him over the canyon.

So, we know that a man named Riggins ordered the hit, but we still don’t know WHY. There are many theories out there as to how Riggins got involved. What do you think??

Riggins is played by actor Bruno Amato, as confirmed on his own social media accounts.

He has frequently posted about the show and told his fans that he will be in Season 4 “unless they cut me out.” Last year, he also posted photos from the set in Montana.

Amato is a 20-year veteran in show business landing parts in countless shows and movies including Will & Grace, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, American Housewife, Jane The Virgin, Supergirl, and The Internship, just to name a few.  To see a list of his work, click here.

We’re sure this season will answer all of our questions about Riggins.