PUBLISHED: 10:37, Thu, Oct 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:37, Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Yellowstone season four has been given the green light and fans of the western melodrama series were left shaken after the finale of the latest outing. Beth Dutton (played by Kelly Reilly) was caught up in an explosion after a lethal device was mailed to her office, and her fate was left hanging in the balance. Fans are convinced she will survive, and a clue has suggested she may adopt a son as she is unable to have children of her own.
Beth has had some harrowing storylines across the series and fans have fallen in love with her strength and defiance as she tackles each obstacle in turn.
In the latest season fans found out about the secret she and her adoptive brother Jamie (Wes Bentley) had been keeping since they were teenagers.
Beth had fallen pregnant and asked Jamie to drive her to an abortion clinic, but he failed to tell her she would have to be permanently sterilised as a result.
This meant Beth was unable to have children, but she did not find out about her brother's betrayal until later on in her life, and she has never forgiven him.
Being the only female child of John Dutton (Kevin Costner), she has had to demonstrate her sense of leadership and she stood up to her brothers in order to protect her father and his ranch.
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Yellowstone season 4: Beth may adopt a son (Image: Paramount Network )
Yellowstone season 4: Beth and Rip could start a family (Image: Paramount Network)
However, at the end of season three, an anonymous assassin sent an explosive device to her office, and she was caught up in the blast.
While some fans worry she may be dead, others think she has been severely injured and her injuries will have changed her life forever.
They believe as she has been given a second chance at life, she may take the opportunity to have the one thing she has always dreamed of - a child.
Fans have spotted a clue on Reddit which suggests she and Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) may adopt a son - and it came in the form of a potential casting announcement.
One viewer posted a photo of child actor Finn Little, who will apparently be starring as a character called Carter in season four.
Lwhities said: "I’ve been looking at the Yellowstone extra casting page. A while ago,