‘Yellowstone’ Season 4, Episode 3: The Beth-Carter Shopping Scene Has Fans Sounding Off

by Leanne Stahulak

In this week’s episode of “Yellowstone” Season 4, we saw Beth encounter her first “parenting problem” after taking in Carter last week.

SPOILER WARNING! We’re talking about key details from “Yellowstone” Season 4 Episode 3 ahead.

Beth decided to take Carter shopping for some new clothes in Season 4 Episode 3, titled “All I See Is You.” But Rip warned her that the kid wasn’t ready and that he needed to learn the value of hard work first. Beth ignored Rip’s advice and took Carter out anyway.

Fast forward to them in a clothing store. Carter becomes obsessed with this one cowboy shirt, even though Beth tells him they came to get him jeans and a pair of boots. Carter insists he’d rather have the shirt than the boots. This results in him and Beth fighting, and a woman telling Beth she’s abusing him. At one point, the woman event takes out her phone to record the fight, pissing Beth off even more.

Beth quickly puts the woman in her place and leaves the store without Carter. They make up a little bit in the parking lot before having a true heart to heart on the ride home.

But the scene of them fighting in the store divided “Yellowstone” fans. Some believe Rip and Beth are too hard on Carter, who’s had a rough life, while others say he needs the discipline.

‘Yellowstone’ Fans Argue Over Beth and Rip’s Treatment of Carter

Earlier, during the episode, the official “Yellowstone” Twitter account posted a GIF of Carter trying on the cowboy shirt. The post promoted discussion in the comments about what happened at the store.

“Beth did the correct action by not giving in to his demands. Her parenting may not be for everyone but her lessons are priceless,” one fan commented.

“He was getting greedy. He thought he deserved it, but no one does,” another fan said, channeling Rip’s thinking.

“This was ridiculous. This kid has nothing and is now being literally emotionally abused by Beth and Rip,” someone else wrote, siding with Carter.

“That’s a stretch. Kid needs obvious discipline,” a different person countered to the above comment.

On the “Yellowstone” Instagram page, a similar discussion popped up in the comments of a post featuring Beth and Rip. “Not happy how Beth treated Carter,” one person said, beginning the whole discussion.

“This story dynamic is just going to add to Beth’s character. Cut Beth some slack. Her mother was hard on her and that’s the only way she knows how to ‘parent,'” someone replied to the above message.

Another person said, “So we’re expecting a rough, harsh character to be suddenly warm and parental? This is exactly the same person that everyone loves when she interacts with adults. If she was suddenly soft and mushy it wouldn’t be true to her character.”

Others said Beth never should’ve taken him in in the first place. What do you think, Outsiders?