‘Yellowstone’: One Ranch Hand Got Fired Despite Being Branded

by Leanne Stahulak
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Things escalated quickly on “Yellowstone” last night, causing John Dutton to make a firm decision that affects one branded bunkhouse member.

Lloyd stabbed Walker, causing John and Rip to make an example out of him towards the end of the episode. But before that happened, John told Rip that he was enforcing a new rule. And there would be no exceptions to this rule: No girls in the bunkhouse.

We can understand John kicking out Mia and Laramie, the barrel racers. Laramie specifically came between Walker and Lloyd and started brewing the drama between them. Mia gave Jimmy an ultimatum, causing him to injure himself once again and break his word to John. So it’s understandable that John wants to kick those two out of the bunkhouse. But what about Teeter?

“Yellowstone” fans were shocked when Rip asked John that very same question, and he remained firm. No girls in the bunkhouse. It doesn’t matter to him how good a wrangler Teeter is. She’s gotta go, just like the barrel racers.

Except, John and Rip seem to be forgetting a key fact: Teeter’s a branded cowboy.

So, we’re not quite sure how that works out. At the end of the episode, the last we see of Teeter is when Rip tells her to start packing. She stomps off, but hopefully, she’ll be back next episode to remind everyone why she was branded in the first place.

Her loyalty is to the ranch now. She saw things she likely shouldn’t have seen, which means she’s supposed to have two choices: Death, or working and living at the Yellowstone. If she’s branded, shouldn’t she have to stay anyway?

We’ll have to wait until next week to find out whether or not Teeter really gets kicked off the ranch. But knowing her, it’ll likely be a fight she won’t give up on anytime soon.

‘Yellowstone’ Fans Call for ‘Justice for Teeter’

Several “Yellowstone” fans took to Twitter last night to protest Teeter’s exit. We’ve grown to love her over the last season or so, from her hilarious accent to her antics with Colby and the other bunkhouse boys. She truly does act like one of the guys, and we’d hate to see her go.

Other “Yellowstone” fans agree, and they told the show as much. A Twitter user named Cassie shared a GIF of the character and tweeted out, “Justice for Teeter.” It’s already got over 2,000 likes.

A fan named Teresa also said, “We demand justice after this episode…. Teeter was family, not some random barrel racer who didn’t belong there to begin with .. y’all owe us.”

“Firing Teeter was a BIG MISTAKE,” Amber said on Twitter. We have to agree, Amber.

Will John actually fire Teeter? Tune in next week to “Yellowstone” on the Paramount Network at 8 p.m. EST.

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