‘Yellowstone’ TV: Did the Beck Brothers Make ‘Obvious’ Mistake That Got Them Killed?

by Katie Maloney

“Yellowstone” fans loved to hate the Beck brothers. In fact, Malcolm (played by Neal McDonough) and Teal Beck (Terry Serpico) were probably the show’s best villains so far. The two made it clear early on in the show that they had their own plans for Yellowstone ranch and Broken Rock Indian Reservation. And they were determined to make life as difficult as possible for John Dutton and the rest of the family. Both of the brothers were businessmen but their business tactics were far from ethical. In fact, during the season two finale, the brothers and their team kidnapped little Tate Dutton. Obviously, this fueled a rage from the Dutton family unmatched by anything any fans had previously seen on “Yellowstone.”

So, the Duttons did what they do best, they protected their family and got revenge. Kayce Dutton (Tate’s father) rescued Tate and the two brothers were killed in the process. Now, fans are debating a mistake that the Beck brothers made that could have led to their deaths. The “Yellowstone” fans say that the Beck brothers could have hired a lot more people to protect themselves.

“…Even though they were billionaires, they only had a few local cops at the end of their driveway providing them protection,” wrote the fan. “Certainly they were rich enough to have a small private army patrolling their property.”

Maybe the Beck Brothers did get a little overconfident about their kidnapping plans and failed to hire enough security to protect themselves. Regardless, we’re happy that Tate was rescued and all was right (as much as it could be) in the Dutton world once again.

Co-Creator Taylor Sheridan Said He Wants to MIX the Beauty With the Violence of the West on ‘Yellowstone’

The season two finale of “Yellowstone” was a mix of beauty and violence. We saw a reunion between Tate and his family which was a beautiful thing. We also saw an all-out war between the Duttons and the Beck brothers while they were rescuing Tate which involved lots of violence. So there was a combination of both during the finale. But that wasn’t an accident. Co-creator Taylor Sheridan said, during an interview in 2019, that he purposely constructed the finale that way to reflect the duality of the west.

“If you look at the history of the west, or the world, this duality exists,” said Sheridan. “I think Gretel Ehrlich said it best in a book she wrote, where she talks about that moment when you own land. With ownership comes a moment where you stop walking the land and you are patrolling it. We refer to a man’s house as his castle. That nature of kingdom and morality exists. If you’re a king, your morality is only tethered to your kingdom, it’s not really morality. It’s protecting and preserving the thing that you own. And you’re going to be defined by whether that thing survives, or doesn’t. “