- In Wednesday's episode of Yellowstone, "Behind Us Only Grey," Beth and Jamie Dutton went head to head ... again.
- A sweet moment between Beth and Rip led viewers to nail down why Beth hates her brother so much.
- Yellowstone returns next Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Paramount Network.
If you thought Beth Dutton was a one-dimensional character, think again. While her tough-as-nails approach adds drama (and, well, tension) to the series, the latest Yellowstone episode has viewers thinking that there's a deep-seated reason why she acts the way she does, especially toward her brother Jamie.
During last night's "Behind Us Only Grey," a battered and bruised Beth watched as Rip consoled her nephew, Tate. While seeing the two interact, Beth got noticeably upset and even teared up at the sight of them. Some loyal Yellowstone fans connected the dots between this emotional moment and the heightened scenes between Jamie and Beth. ICYMI: A few episodes back, Jamie and Beth got in a physical fight after Jamie revealed that he spoke to a reporter about their dad in a presumably unflattering way.
This moment — and the other tense moments between the two during season 1 and 2, for that matter — had Yellowstone fans questioning why Beth is so hostile toward her brother. Originally, all fan theories had one common thread: their mother's death. In the first season, it was revealed that their mother Evelyn Dutton was bucked off a horse while riding with Kayce and Beth. One of the horses fell over and crushed her to death.
Years later, Beth still blames herself for her mother's death because she didn't step in to help. Even during the flashback scene at the start of the episode, a young Beth (played by Kylie Rogers) explained to Rip how it impacted her: "I killed my mother by being scared. I don’t do scared anymore." This caused some Twitter users to think that Beth is still grappling with her feelings of guilt.
Jamie has done everything his father asked, and he's not responsible for his mother's death, (neither is Beth) but they all blame her except Kayce...but Jamie sees John treat Beth as an important asset, not John exploiting her guilt..and Jamie's jealous.— Lynn DiDiano (@LynnDiDiano) July 25, 2019
But the most recent episode led viewers to think that Beth's hatred has nothing to do with Evelyn. In fact, most viewers think that the sweet moment between Rip and Tate was a not-so-subtle hint that Beth and Rip, at one point in time, were actually expecting a baby of their own — until Jamie got in the way.
I believe Beth hates Jamie so much, because he did something to her and Rip's relationship when they were younger. She got way too emotional looking at Rip and Tate! I think she got pregnant young and something happened to the baby. 🤔 #YellowstoneTV— Tiffany (@trikkie1) August 15, 2019
Watching Beth watch #Rip & #Tate I'm having the feeling at one time #BethDutton was pregnant w/Rip's baby. She hadn't told him yet & Jamie caused her to lose the baby & her ability to have any more. #JustAThought #TheDuttons #YellowstoneTV— Connie Marie (@1sweet_WI) August 15, 2019
One eagle-eyed fan even suggested that Jamie (well, his truck) physically hurt Beth, causing her to lose the baby.
Jamie was driving the truck that injured Beth and caused her to miscarry her baby with Rip?— Sallie Porter (@DrSalliePNP) August 15, 2019
She left ranch and Rip for a reason. Maybe Jamie was responsible for that.— RLCF (@mamawrlcf) July 25, 2019
Whatever the reason, Beth and Jamie's dysfunctional relationship is getting more complicated by the episode. When last night's episode wrapped, the show's official Twitter account reassured fans that they'll get answers to this ongoing mystery .... eventually. "A lot of you are asking about their history. We can't say!! (Fear of the Duttons and all.) But there IS more to the story. Bear with us on this one." With only two episodes left of season 2, here's hoping that the story unfolds in the coming weeks.
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