Revisit the pivotal Yellowstone Season 3 scene in which Monica becomes a true Dutton – and decides to take matters into her own hands.
Amidst the intense drama of Season 3 for John, Kayce, and Beth Dutton, it’s easy to overlook the struggles of their loved ones. Yellowstone, however, is focusing on the power of Monica Dutton‘s S3 story arch – showing us how powerful her journey is – and how strong she has become.
In Season 3 – Episode 6, without spoiling anything directly, Monica Dutton (Kelsey Asbille) becomes deeply invested, and rightfully so, in the case of a local missing Native American girl. As fans who’ve finished S3 know, the case quickly escalates into something horribly monstrous. And Monica is through sitting on the sidelines.
“There are monsters everywhere in this world,” her husband Kayce tells her. “Ya just gotta kill ’em when ya find ’em.”
Monica Dutton: “I’m making it my problem.”
“You can’t make it your fault, baby,” Kayce reassures her.
“I’m not making it my fault, I’m making it my problem,” Monica answers sternly. It’s here that we see the tables finally turn for Monica. A victim of assault and abuse herself, she’s no longer willing to stand by and watch other Native American girls suffer the same.
“I Killed a Man Today”
Monica Dutton isn’t issuing empty words in this pivotal Yellowstone scene, either. Later in the episode, she confronts Chief Thomas Rainwater directly. When he tells her of the council’s plan to address the violence against women on Broken Rock, Monica steps up.
“I can lead that fight,” she says, steely-eyed. And lead it she does. And then some.
If you’ve watched S3’s incredible follow-up episode, “I Killed a Man Today”, then you know Monica becomes a “full Dutton” after her sacrifice – and the follow-through. For those who have yet to watch, however, the episode’s synopsis reads as follows:
“Beth continues her battle with Willa Hayes and brings John a lucrative offer; Monica has a harrowing ordeal.” What could really happen? Will she try to lend a hand in the fight and be targeted herself? If she does, will her husband Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) help save her or will he never know about her ordeal?“I Killed a Man Today” – Yellowstone
To say we’re excited to see where her Season 3 decisions take her for Season 4 is an understatement. For the latest on Monica Dutton – and all the Yellowstone family – stick with us here at Outsider.com while we wait for the Summer 2021 premiere.