Season 5 of Yellowstone With Season 4 right around the corner now is the perfect time to look back at what has happened in Season 4.
Although this past season didn’t have near the dramatic ending The third season of Season 3 went well, it appears that the whole episode was a buildup to Beth, as she’s finally met someone who can match her energy in Caroline Warner, the new Market Equities CEO who is ready to put Beth into the ground for good.
The episode contains moments where Beth displays both humanity and wickedness.
One of these scenes, in general?
The scene where Carter refers to her as “mama.”
Kelly Reilly (Beth), recently sat down to do an interview. Esquire, and we discussed Season Four with Carter, as well as the last episode’s heartbreaking scene.
Reilly was asked about how Beth responded “yeah, baby,” but then proceeded to stop herself, almost as if she was feeling like a fish out of water.
Completing against the nurturing, kind-hearted nature of Kelly Reilly herself, she admitted that the scene really had her shook, even though Finn Little (who plays Carter) was able to laugh it off right after they hear “cut.”
Here’s what she said:
“Firstly, Finn, who plays Carter, has this cherubic, angelic face. When his eyes are filling with tears and I’m being mean to him, it’s so upsetting and it’s so impossible because it’s the opposite of who I am.
Then as soon as we say cut, he’s just laughing and playing snowball fights and being a kid. And I’m distraught in the corner—the opposite of what we both were playing in the scene.”
This scene attracted a lot of Yellowstone lovers. Beth is pissed off.
It cuts right to Beth Dutton’s core, who is traumatized by her childhood. It’s a defense mechanism… Beth thinks she’s actually protecting Carter, even though love is what he needs right now.
“I don’t think she ever had that, even when her mother was alive. In that moment, I believe she is able to manage it. She’s about to go kill someone and ruin her life. She isn’t going to tell that kid, “I will be your mother,” even if her heart wants that more than anything, because she could abandon him again.
It was something I had to read, and I found myself replaying it in my head. I’m not your mother, I’m your friend.”
In the end, it is much more difficult to take a child in off the streets. Taylor Sheridan takes pride in telling authentic stories.
“It’s not like they’re writing on a fucking napkin going, “Here you are everyone, life’s neatly well done. You can’t have kids, here I’m going to give you one and have a little, happy family.” That’s not Yellowstone, and it’s not real life.
These characters are complicated, difficult, and flawed. We took the scene as written.
I think that it was powerful, because the payoff when one day that relationship may or may not become something really earned, is going to be stunning.”
You have to appreciate the rawness and reality of the situation, as Beth has encountered an uncharted territory for her as she’s reaching borderline motherhood, something she thought she’d never have.
It’s not so simple for her to say, “Oh man, I’m a mom to this boy.”
Not to mention, the Dutton’s are not necessarily a loving family, or have never really known how to display love in the correct way.
Yellowstone ain’t about happily ever afters like your basic TV show, and that’s why Taylor Sheridan is an absolute genius.
Will Beth soften up… only time will tell.
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