‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Exclusive: Rip Questions Beth Leaving Dutton Ranch in Finale Preview

by Jon D. B.

In this exclusive sneak peek from Yellowstone‘s Season 4 finale, Rip steps in as Beth packs her bags to leave her father’s ranch forever. Be warned of spoilers ahead.

“Wherever something good is happening, something bad is trying to stop it.”

Mo and Beth have delivered alternate versions of this sentiment in Yellowstone Season 4, and it might as well be the mantra for this year’s top show. 2021 has been a wild ride for all of us, and the Duttons are no exception; proving this mantra tenfold.

Life has been at an all-time high for Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) this season. She finally has the man of her dreams, a child to look after, and a leg up on the company that’s been after her family’s legacy for years. Or so she thought.

In an instant, Yellowstone sends Beth’s word crumbling down around her. Four words from her father, John Dutton (Kevin Costner), tear her heart in two as he says to her for the first time: “I’m disappointed in you.” Then, to throw salt in the wound, he asks his only daughter to leave their home.

Beth isn’t one to stay where she isn’t wanted. But will Rip (Cole Hauser) let the woman he loves up and quit on everything she’s worked for? Yellowstone‘s riveting Season 4 finale holds the answer.

In this exclusive sneak peek from Paramount Network, Beth must face Rip before leaving. Whether he succeeds, however, remains to be seen.

‘Yellowstone’ Season 4, Episode 9 Shocked Fans with Beth-John Divide

Episode 9 set the table for a truly riveting Season 4 finale. Ever since returning to her family’s empire as an adult, Beth has fought tirelessly to preserve her father’s dream. As she says to him in Season 3, “Everything I do is for you.”

Yet Beth’s methods of doing so have become increasingly cruel. And sentencing John’s fling, protester Summer Higgins (Piper Perabo) to a potential life in prison through her own advice was a step too far.

“We slaughter wolves, not sheep,” John tells his daughter. The entire affair feels deeply personal; even more so than all that’s come before.

The disappointment John feels over this is something Beth – and audiences – didn’t see coming. If any were to guess who the patriarch were to ask to leave the Yellowstone, Beth would’ve been last on the list. But here we are with a wide rift between the core Duttons leading into the Season 4 finale.

Will Beth truly leave her father, Rip, and everything she holds dear? Will Rip tear Walker (Ryan Bingham) in two for serenading his heartbroken fiancé? And also, how will orphan Carter (Finn Little)factor into all of this?

Find out as the Yellowstone Season 4 finale premieres Sunday, Jan. 2 at 8/7 central only on Paramount Network.