No one does it like Beth Dutton. Sure, she’s a real spit-fire and dangerously impulsive, but who doesn’t love a ruthless businesswoman with a wild side? Beth may be deeply flawed, like the rest of the Dutton family, as are all human beings. It is her strengths, however, that make her one of the best characters to ever grace the screen – big or small.
Case and point comes from this now-iconic Season 3 exchange with Beth’s new favorite verbal-sparring partner: Roarke Morris. Played to perfection by Josh Holloway, Roarke’s presence shakes things up in a big way for the Duttons. Beth, especially. The pure talent that is Kelly Reilly, though, makes for a matching of titans when these two go head to head. It’s pure, palpable tension – and an absolute blast to watch.
As such, Yellowstone is revisiting the best exchange of all between these two ruthless privateers. And it is oh-so-very worth diving back into. Relive one of the show’s all-time best scenes (and dialogue) below as Beth Dutton truly lets Roarke Morris know what he’s up against.
Beth Dutton: “You are the trailer park… I am the tornado.”
This Clip Shows Beth is Yellowstone Ranch’s Best Shot
As seen above (and all through the series), Beth is a businesswoman to her core. Her father knows business, too, sure – but he doesn’t live it. John Dutton lives the ranch. This may make him the more obvious choice to run the ranch… but it’s also what’s gotten Yellowstone so deep into the numerous holes they’re currently in leading up to Season 4.
Now imagine if Beth had been pulling the big strings for the past ten years. She can be reckless, yes, but her business tactics are absolutely ruthless: see above. She’s brutal, and more than willing to become the same kind of vicious beast Yellowstone’s many circling wolves are.
“I will be CEO of IL Energy by Monday. I will fire every f*cking employee. Then I will sell your leases and equipment to Chevron for 30 cents on the dollar, and you, buddy, you will have the unique distinction of being the only drilling company to go bankrupt in the largest oil boom of the last century.”Beth Dutton, Season 1
In essence, this is exactly what Yellowstone needs to survive. And it’s the only way to keep Dutton land from becoming parking lots, casinos, and airports courtesy of the Roarke Morrises of the world. John Dutton has tried – and failed – to keep it alive the old fashioned way. Beth’s ruthless financial tactics and brilliantly sharp mind are what’s needed to bring the ranch into the next decade – or forward at all.
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