Yellowstone fans present: Beth vs Jamie. Has their dynamic grown stale? Or have we simply yet to reach the climax of this sibling rivalry?
Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that Season 4 has yet to play out like fans were expecting. In the first three episodes, all we’ve seen Jamie do is buy his own ranch. That’s it. And his interaction with family boils down to one scene with Beth that went, well, exactly like this fan says.
“Is it just me or is the Beth and Jamie plotline just bizarre cringe at this point? every single scene with these two actors plays out the exact same way,” posts Redditor ParamedicDeep2870 to the Yellowstone Reddit board. Their scenes, Paramedic says, boil down to this exact formula every time:
Jamie and Beth completely alone somewhere.
Beth: Damn you Jamie!!
Jamie: Oh no!! What did I do this time?
Beth: You’re evil and I’m gonna Kill you! storms off.
The fan’s complaint gains levity with any who’ve been keeping up with Yellowstone Season 4 so far. This is, in fact, exactly how this pair’s only scene of the early season plays out. “Are we just gonna continue to get scenes like this?” the Redditor asks. “Or will Beth put Jamie out of his misery when he really does something against the family with his new evil dad?”
Or, Paramedic ponders, could we “maybe get a scene where Jamie leaves Beth speechless for once (doubt)?Please tell me If I’m missing something.”
So far, champ, you’re not missing anything.
Are ‘Yellowstone’ Fans Growing Tired of Beth & Jamie Dynamic After 4 Seasons?
User festinalente83 agrees with the original poster, and lays out their thoughts as follows: “After three season and 3 episodes (so far) of Beth acting like the proverbial barking dog that seldom bites and Jamie playing the victim, it is starting to get old. I hope both will mature out of their exaggeratedly extended adolescence this season.”
To this end, the Redditor is hoping to see Beth mature a bit. Why? “The moment Beth told Carter that she is the rock therapists break themselves against – and she seemed to be quite proud of this – I started to feel a lot less empathy.”
This Outsider and Yellowstone fan agrees. As festinalente83 pinpoints, “There is no easy fix for trauma and no one can do the inner work for you. If you’re not willing to get help and always put the blame on somebody else, then your condition is all your fault. I’m sorry if it sounds mean, but I’ve been there myself and I know better. As Carl Jung said “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” and Beth has chosen to be a shrew.”
Well said. Will Yellowstone fans live to see the day that Beth becomes more than the trauma of her past? Or is she destined to live out her days in rage mode? Season 4’s remaining episodes may hold the answer – for both us and Jamie.