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2 hours ago, Pallas said:

Thank you for this.  Great insight to the hot mess created.  

The worst of it, per this interview, is that TPTB see Monica as no worse than the 2nd strongest person/character (Beth, rightly the other).  What rot.  Unadulterated rot.

The discussion of the clash of cultures and mores was valid, imo.  It's the best of the show.  It's how they get there that is cray cray.

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Taylor Sheridan wrote Wind River which was a mess of a movie although well intentioned. The actress who plays Monica was in it. I criticized her casting because there are so many talented Native American actresses who could have been cast and he did the same shit here. RME.

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Wasn't there a casino story going on?  And what happened to the airplane?  I swear, I just couldn't follow all of the shenanigans this season.   

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Jenkins wanted the housing sub division,  Chairman Rainwater the casino, I forgot what the Beck's wanted maybe a little piece of everything

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15 minutes ago, Raja said:

Jenkins wanted the housing sub division,  Chairman Rainwater the casino, I forgot what the Beck's wanted maybe a little piece of everything

Ok, thanks.  

Regarding this season, I'm still left thinking, "That's it?" 

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13 hours ago, Dowel Jones said:

So John considered Rip his son, eh?  How about boning your brother, Beth? 

Since the show began, I've always thought Rip would turn out to be the Ray Krebbs of this show.   For those of you too young to remember, on Dallas, Ray was a ranch hand who was later discovered to be Jock's (John) son.  In the early seasons of that show, Ray was often seen sleeping with Jock's granddaughter, Lucy.  Once it was revealed Ray was actually Lucy's uncle, their past relationship was never mentioned on the show again.  I guess the writers wanted to avoid that trap and had Rip be a metaphorical son instead of a blood relative.

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I love this show too.   It's hard to explain why though.   Half the time I can't hear what they're mumbling about and the other half of the time, I have no idea what they're doing or why. 

Unlike many of you, I really enjoy Beth.   She's does whatever she needs to do without apologies and doesn't pretend to be anything but a first class bitch.   I love John Dutton, RIP and Kayce (in that order). 

Regarding the season finale..

Even  though I didn't understand everything that went down, it had to be good because.....

- Tate was found alive

- RIP got choked up (and a house) 

- Beth showed genuine emotion and tenderness

- Monica showed us she wasn't really a goody goody two shoes 

- John Dutton was moved to tears 

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On 8/23/2019 at 5:12 AM, mledawn said:

As for Monica "consenting" to the search, what many people who haven't had the pleasure of dealing with certain elements of the police force don't realise, once you're at the station you are stuck. You can't just leave.Sure, you may think you have the right to leave (or you might actually HAVE the right to leave) but you physically cannot. The police can apologise afterwards, you can try and take them to court, etc... But in the moment, you are stuck. No one in their right mind wants to go to the station. Certainly no member of a marginalised community willingly chooses to be questioned at the police station. No. One.

DEAR SWEET SWEATY CHRIST ON A BIKE please never, ever give this "legal" advice to anyone ever again. Advice like that above is how some poor yokel gets tricked into confessing. 

IF you are taken to a police station, you are not falling into a deep black hole. You'll have plenty of time to make calls.

If the police are trying to interrogate you, you say, first, "am I under arrest?" If yes, welcome to the system. Don't say a word to anyone other than your attorney, - - don't talk to your children, parents or Aunt Becky.  If the answer is "no" (not under arrest) then you ask, am I free to go?" If the answer is yes, then *get the fuck up an go without another word.*

If the answer is no, don't say a word to anyone other than your attorney, - - don't talk to your children, parents or Aunt Becky. Ask for your lawyer then say not another word. Period--not to any other inmates, either. 

For all that is good and holy, the government has the burden of proof. Make them work fastidiously if they want to arrest you, so don't dumbass yourself into helping them. PLEASE. 

Back around to the show, what are these livestock cops? Cow sheriffs? I can't remember the name but Kacey is one. What do they do? 

I don't know why I watch, sometimes. I dislike almost all the characters, and it is slow yet dozarre. 

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29 minutes ago, xtwheeler said:

 what are these livestock cops? Cow sheriffs? I can't remember the name but Kacey is one. What do they do? 

I don't know why I watch, sometimes. I dislike almost all the characters, and it is slow yet dozarre. 

Since Dutton was a Livestock Comissioner I guess The Livestock Agents  are more a state agency than a private police force like many private colleges have, but they seem to be totally controlled by the ranchers. More so then the  control Dutton has on   Donnie. the local Sheriff.

I guess Navy training was enough in this Montana  to get Kayce Dutton a badge. Maybe Sheriff Haskel signs off on that along with his family member deputies. I frankley forgot what scheme his father pulled to get him as a replacement for his late older brother.

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1 hour ago, xtwheeler said:

DEAR SWEET SWEATY CHRIST ON A BIKE please never, ever give this "legal" advice to anyone ever again. Advice like that above is how some poor yokel gets tricked into confessing. 

Wow - nowhere in my post did I ever give legal advice. I commented why Monica's reaction to the police could be understood based on the situation she found herself in and the fact that she is Native.

This is a fictional show where all the Sheriff's men and Livestock Agents just went rogue and killed a bunch of guys in the season finale. I think suspension of disbelief is required on a lot of levels, least of all that the police are all above board.

Christ on a bike is right.

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9 hours ago, SimoneS said:

Taylor Sheridan wrote Wind River which was a mess of a movie although well intentioned. The actress who plays Monica was in it. I criticized her casting because there are so many talented Native American actresses who could have been cast and he did the same shit here. RME.

 I liked that movie a lot, Jeremy Renner did a terrific job.  Four actors from that movie are in Yellowstone that I've counted so far.

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So...Kayce is Mr. Special Ops.  He comes upon the freak in the lotus position who has a weapon at his side.  He does not want to kill him.  So what does he do?  Stands there.  He allowed dude to pick up the weapon, which could easily have been turned on him, and talks.  Huh?

He didn't first make GD sure the dude could not have a weapon?  He approaches him like he was trying to prevent a suicide?!  I'm sure those are the tactics inculcated into our special forces.  No doubt. 

I could have sworn I saw at least one bad guy being taken into custody outside the cabin in perfect health.  It wasn't the end of the world when the one dude offed himself.

I am now officially waiting to learn of an addition to the cast:  Hervé Villechaize.

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Loved it. Even though it was nothing like I thought it would been. Episode could've been longer to better approach what was going down, cause a lot was going down and all over the place. I don't mind - actually prefer - the slow pace, hey I was a big fan of Rectify so this is nothing. 

Rip is such a sweetheart. He brings out the best in Beth. 

I'm gonna miss Jenkins 😞 And his wife lol, she was a hoot. 

Those white pride peeps really have a thing of shaving everyone's heads eh!? Saw the movie Skin recently and it seemed to be the first thing they did when getting their hands on a youngster. I do hope Tate didn't suffer much trauma so we don't have to dwell on that next season, I don't want them burrying what he went through either, just don't dwell a la Noah/Benoah L&O SVU 

I wish John would've mentioned Beth in his monologue to Malcolm. I know he did in some way as she's an extention of himself but still I would've liked her name mentioned before the Beck bro sunk to hell. Don't rest in peace Becks. (Great acting by Neal McDonough per usual tho, thanks for that!) 

Jamie seemed to just be floorfiller this episode. Don't mind. 

13 hours ago, AnnA said:

Half the time I can't hear what they're mumbling about and the other half of the time, I have no idea what they're doing or why. 

I know. English isn't my first language but I usually can do without subtitles, with this show though I need it rather often 

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Unlike many of you, I really enjoy Beth. She's does whatever she needs to do without apologies and doesn't pretend to be anything but a first class bitch.   I love John Dutton, RIP and Kayce (in that order). 

Beth is the best! Love her character to bits. Flaws, rage and all. I'd put Rip before John on that list but otherwise I'm with ya 

So they are already shooting season 3 eh!? Cool. I hope Josh Holloway plays a meanie, he does those parts the best imo. Don't go stealing Beth from Rip though.

I think I spotted the governor right? Her back standing with Kacey or maybe I mistaken. I hope she's back for S3 tho, like that character (and not only cause she annoys Beth) 

The IMDb website gives us some clues for season 3. Can't see the governor, and sheriff Haskell is only noted for one episode S3 which clearly can't be right (right!?). Who is Willa Hays? Played by Karen Pittman. I'm intrigued. Can it be summer 2020 now... 

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I criticized her casting because there are so many talented Native American actresses who could have been cast and he did the same shit here.

I agree. I posted this during season one. And, she's a horrible actress, at least in this series.

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First of all, I hope Jenkins wasn't paying his security guy much because he was steadily worthless. You'd think Jenkins would've had more protection if he knew the Becks were coming after him.

How convenient that the Beck's security team were the sheriff's cousins. Surprising that the Becks would leave themselves so vulnerable since they were pretty badass about everything else.

I wanted to feel for Rip's touching moment. All those drop offs at the train station say nah though.

Geez, those inbred militia freaks. I say nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

OMG, poor Tate. And the worst of it is he's old enough to remember what happened for the rest of his life. I imagine Monica will make sure he gets therapy.

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I'm no gun expert, did Jenkins shoot his revolver like it was an automatic?

I wondered about that too.

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he also looks like he put weight on for the part.

Which I think he'd started losing by the end of the season. Once his face began thinning out a bit that's when I finally recognized him.

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Presumably the state will dispose of the Beck estate

I'm betting the Duttons will magically end up with most of the commercial property, assuming the Becks didn't have any heirs. Or they'll have to fight Rainwater for it.

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Taylor Sheridan wrote Wind River which was a mess of a movie although well intentioned. The actress who plays Monica was in it. I criticized her casting because there are so many talented Native American actresses who could have been cast

Gosh, I didn't realize she wasn't Native American. Now I'm kind of bothered by her playing Monica, especially since colorism seems to be an unspoken factor in Monica's characterization. Per Kelsey Asbille's Wikipedia page she claims to be descended from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians but apparently the tribe has no record of her. She also switched from using her Chinese last name to her culturally ambiguous middle name once she started getting cast for Native American roles.

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24 minutes ago, Joimiaroxeu said:

I wanted to feel for Rip's touching moment. All those drop offs at the train station say nah though.

I agree, RIP has done too much dirty work for the Duttons for me to get the feelz for him because he got a house.

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Whether she is Native or not she is a weak actress.

I had just assumed she was Native American, never looked her up because I didn't care about her.  But yeah, she's bad and I don't know why she gets roles.  

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Whether she is Native or not she is a weak actress.

I think her acting ability doesn't supersede the cultural appropriation she and Sheridan are IMO engaging in by having her play a Native woman. Even Scarlett Johansson isn't getting away with that stuff and she's a Hollywood superstar.

Over on reddit some viewers think that since we didn't actually see Malcolm Beck die he could miraculously pop up again. I'd be surprised if this show pulled such a silly soap opera move but wouldn't it be interesting?

Apparently Sheridan has confirmed in an interview that Malcolm is indeed dead. nm

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1 hour ago, Joimiaroxeu said:

Gosh, I didn't realize she wasn't Native American. Now I'm kind of bothered by her playing Monica, especially since colorism seems to be an unspoken factor in Monica's characterization. Per Kelsey Asbille's Wikipedia page she claims to be descended from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians but apparently the tribe has no record of her. She also switched from using her Chinese last name to her culturally ambiguous middle name once she started getting cast for Native American roles.

56 minutes ago, Joimiaroxeu said:

I think her acting ability doesn't supersede the cultural appropriation she and Sheridan are IMO engaging in by having her play a Native woman. Even Scarlett Johansson isn't getting away with that stuff and she's a Hollywood superstar.

Ugh, I didn't know this and it makes it worse. And it isn't like Sheridan can't find beautiful talented Native American actresses for these roles. When Longmire was filming, it cast so many beautiful young Native American actresses over the years. They are out there and not getting roles because of people like Sheridan.

As for her being a weak actress, Kelly Reilly is just as bad or worse so that is obviously not a criteria for Sheridan casting these roles.

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Does anyone know how many houses there are on the Dutton ranch?   This is the third time a main character moved into a different ranch house this season.  

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I don't understand the comments about shooting the revolver like a pistol. The difference is dropping a spent magazine in a pistol to reload as oppose to opening the cylinder on revolvers. Because the hand grips don't double as the bullet feeding area on revolvers they tend to be curved to more naturally fit a fist. If speed and not cocking for each shot like an 1880 cowboy who carried a gun requiring manual cocking most self defense revolvers today are double action meaning that the trigger pull cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder to hopefully get a fresh bullet ready.

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On 8/29/2019 at 5:21 PM, Raja said:

Since Dutton was a Livestock Comissioner I guess The Livestock Agents  are more a state agency than a private police force like many private colleges have, but they seem to be totally controlled by the ranchers. More so then the  control Dutton has on   Donnie. the local Sheriff.

I guess Navy training was enough in this Montana  to get Kayce Dutton a badge. Maybe Sheriff Haskel signs off on that along with his family member deputies. I frankley forgot what scheme his father pulled to get him as a replacement for his late older brother.

Montana has a state agency that inspects brands, checks for various diseases, livestock welfare, etc., headquartered in Helena.  There is a Cattleman's Association that is a lobbying, or pr type group.  It seems the show has conflated the two for its own convenience. On the show, Dad is sleeping with the governor, so maybe this is how he could have pulled strings to get Kayce appointed to the job...but how Dad is able to give him assignments escapes me.  Poetic license, I guess.   

The Livestock Agency focuses on verifying ownership of cattle and horses, on brucellosis prevention, and so forth.  Some agents do carry guns and have law enforcement authority...when it comes to livestock...and are stationed all over the state.

I thought the older brother was running the ranch, not working for the state.  Who knows where this ranch is supposed to be.  The amount of control a big rancher would have over the sheriff would depend on how rural the county actually is.  By Montana standards, Bozeman is a major city and Gallatin County has a  lot of people who are not ranchers or farmers, a lot of voters with interests differing from the mythical Dutton’s.  But this ranch could lie further to the east...

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As I understand it, the Livestock Agency has full, or almost full police powers.  JD is the regional/county/local commander/commissioner.  So, he can deputize and give orders.  Jaime was not acting as an agent of the state in this ep.  He was making sure that whatever powers JD had were honored by the State, and everyone else.  The local judge was/is most certainly bought and paid for by JD.  Too bad for the Beck's that they forgot that detail.

The unspoken, out of sight/out of mind, truth is that the State Police would have been all over the shenanigans.  Remember the hot, new, Attorney General?  The Governor?  There was only so much they could ignore.  Now...add in the Federal BIA when it came to the murder of the native guard.  It's all just impossible. 

So, either I bungee jump disbelief, or I can't watch the show at all.  The writing and story arcs were/are all "make it up as we go along," per the interview linked above.   The larger themes remain, but the details are slipshod and absurd.

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I guess the showrunners are counting on the fact that most of the viewing audience (like me) don't know details like that, and the people who do know just laugh it off. 

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1 hour ago, Lonesome Rhodes said:

As I understand it, the Livestock Agency has full, or almost full police powers.  JD is the regional/county/local commander/commissioner.  So, he can deputize and give orders.  Jaime was not acting as an agent of the state in this ep.  He was making sure that whatever powers JD had were honored by the State, and everyone else.  The local judge was/is most certainly bought and paid for by JD.  Too bad for the Beck's that they forgot that detail.

The unspoken, out of sight/out of mind, truth is that the State Police would have been all over the shenanigans.  Remember the hot, new, Attorney General?  The Governor?  There was only so much they could ignore.  Now...add in the Federal BIA when it came to the murder of the native guard.  It's all just impossible. 

So, either I bungee jump disbelief, or I can't watch the show at all.  The writing and story arcs were/are all "make it up as we go along," per the interview linked above.   The larger themes remain, but the details are slipshod and absurd.

Of course this means J D is a state employee... of the Livestock Agency... and can hire his son if he feels like it, as he evidently did in previous episodes and season one.  But somehow in season one he seems to have forgotten his state job, maybe until someone suggested the idea later in the season.

This whole final episode truly is slipshod.  It defies credulity that the family would not have called out everyone from the sheriff to the Highway Patrol (state police) to the FBI in the case of a kidnapping.  

It has already been pointed out how far Whitefish is from Yellowstone...surely the state patrol would have gone after Tate to save time. I second the above opinion ; someone needs to take some time to do some research.

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5 hours ago, Lonesome Rhodes said:

He was making sure that whatever powers JD had were honored by the State, and everyone else. 

You mean like that warrant that Dutton got from a Microsoft Word template? That's about the level of realism in this episode. 

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On 8/30/2019 at 2:02 PM, Raja said:

I don't understand the comments about shooting the revolver like a pistol. The difference is dropping a spent magazine in a pistol to reload as oppose to opening the cylinder on revolvers. Because the hand grips don't double as the bullet feeding area on revolvers they tend to be curved to more naturally fit a fist. If speed and not cocking for each shot like an 1880 cowboy who carried a gun requiring manual cocking most self defense revolvers today are double action meaning that the trigger pull cocks the hammer and rotates the cylinder to hopefully get a fresh bullet ready.

What threw me was I swear when the revolvers were being shot, I heard shell casings hitting the ground. Revolvers retain the casings, so I don't know what the "plink plink" was supposed to be. 

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2 hours ago, xtwheeler said:

What threw me was I swear when the revolvers were being shot, I heard shell casings hitting the ground. Revolvers retain the casings, so I don't know what the "plink plink" was supposed to be. 

I didn't catch that but the Noisy Gun trope probably accounts for any extraneous sounds heard.

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On 8/30/2019 at 4:32 PM, SimoneS said:

Ugh, I didn't know this and it makes it worse. And it isn't like Sheridan can't find beautiful talented Native American actresses for these roles. When Longmire was filming, it cast so many beautiful young Native American actresses over the years. They are out there and not getting roles because of people like Sheridan.

As for her being a weak actress, Kelly Reilly is just as bad or worse so that is obviously not a criteria for Sheridan casting these roles.

Seriously even The Twilight movies used real Native Amereicans and here all you can get is an Elizabeth Warren Indian?  Seriously she looks like an Asian with a great tan.  I am NA (card carrying) and it disgusts me that all these years Native actors are not good enough for these roles.  Guess there weren't any Italians available.

TPTB needs to recast that role.  They need to revamp that whiney character anyway.  The kid looks nothing like her or Kayce.  Looks more like an offspring of Rip.

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41 minutes ago, mytmo said:

Seriously even The Twilight movies used real Native Americans and here all you can get is an Elizabeth Warren Indian?  Seriously she looks like an Asian with a great tan.  I am NA (card carrying) and it disgusts me that all these years Native actors are not good enough for these roles.  Guess there weren't any Italians available.

TPTB needs to recast that role.  They need to revamp that whiney character anyway.  The kid looks nothing like her or Kayce.  Looks more like an offspring of Rip.

And since I'm getting my rant on, this show can miss me with the whole Monica being offended by the overpriced boutique store selling sparkly western wear and jewelry and seriously why was she there anyway?  None of those items can be construed as Native.  If there is anything to be offended about is when new age followers misappropriate sacred Native medicine items and practices.  Thx.  Rant over.

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Paramount aired an extended ad for the new season, set for a Summer, 2020 premiere.  The big news appeared to be the arrival of a rather hot, as in handsome, hedge fund owner.  There was a broad hint that all will not be harmonious in the Kayce Dutton household.

I will say there were some gorgeous landscape visuals in this trailer.  Some horsemanship, too. 

 

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On 12/26/2019 at 9:55 PM, Lonesome Rhodes said:

Paramount aired an extended ad for the new season, set for a Summer, 2020 premiere.  The big news appeared to be the arrival of a rather hot, as in handsome, hedge fund owner.  There was a broad hint that all will not be harmonious in the Kayce Dutton household.

I will say there were some gorgeous landscape visuals in this trailer.  Some horsemanship, too. 

 

Sawyer!!!

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Not directly Yellowstone related but somewhat...
Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon (Sheriff Haskell) have collaborated as co-creators and executive producers on a new show that has been picked up by Paramount Network.

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The ViacomCBS-owned basic cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for scripted drama Mayor of Kingstown from the creator of its top drama Yellowstone.

Set in a small Michigan town where federal, state and private prisons are the only industry remaining, the story follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city completely dependent on prisons and the prisoners they contain. It is a stark and brutal look at the business of incarceration.


The article does mention that Yellowstone "was the No. 1 series last summer on cable TV among total viewers and the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demo (and 25-54 demo). It's the cable network's most-watched and Viacom's most-watched scripted series since 2010."

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On 5/11/2020 at 3:04 PM, Ohwell said:

I hope we finally get to the reason Yellowbangs detests her brother Jaime.

If I had to hazard a guess, I would bet that she was carrying Rip's child at some point and Jamie had something to do with her losing it. 

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6 minutes ago, missbonnie said:

If I had to hazard a guess, I would bet that she was carrying Rip's child at some point and Jamie had something to do with her losing it. 

But then wouldn't she have told Rip, who would have ripped Jamie a new one? 

I'm thinking that if Jamie did have something to do with her losing a child, it wasn't Rip who was the father.

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On 5/13/2020 at 3:33 PM, Ohwell said:

But then wouldn't she have told Rip, who would have ripped Jamie a new one? 

I'm thinking that if Jamie did have something to do with her losing a child, it wasn't Rip who was the father.

That's a good point and I thought of that. You could be right or maybe John forbade her to tell him? Or I am way out in left field and that's ok too. 😉

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4 minutes ago, missbonnie said:

That's a good point and I thought of that. You could be right or maybe John forbade her to tell him? Or I am way out in left field and that's ok too. 😉

I hadn't thought about John forbidding her to tell Rip, but that's also a possibility and would make for even more drama.   

There was definitely something that happened in her past that caused her to be a pitiful, pain in the ass drunk.  Bottom line is, they need to tell the story this season and hopefully she gets better.

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On 5/11/2020 at 4:04 PM, Ohwell said:

I hope we finally get to the reason Yellowbangs detests her brother Jaime.

This mystery has been going way too long. When the time comes to reveal what Jaime did to Beth to make her loathe him all these years, I fear that I will have no choice but to take her side in the feud (and that's not good).

The writers better not disappoint making it some petty issue. 

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I recently gained access to the show and binged both seasons yesterday. I have some gripes but mostly enjoyed it, especially the ranching scenes. Longtime Costner, Birmingham and Hauser fan. Team Beth. I see her as someone with a gaping emotional wound who doesn't (and perhaps can't) recognize her condition and I don't fault her for that. Also, she physically resembles Costner to a satisfying degree that the casting of the sons doesn't even come close to providing. 

The Yellowstone is the largest contiguous (under one fence) ranch in the US. The Yellowstone's RL counterpart, Waggoner Ranch in Texas, had 520,000 acres (800 square miles) when it sold in 2016 for $725 million. It currently has 535,000 acres (836 square miles). That isn't an exact comparison of value because WR has 1,100 producing oil wells (although production and profit fluctuate) but it does put John Dutton's potential to exert power in perspective. 

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I am so excited for season 3 to start 🙃 Can't wait to meet Teeter, she seems like a hoot, and some other great females stepping in this season it seems. Also excited to see what Mr Holloway will bring, I like the actor and am hopeful the character will be great as well. 

Not many in my home country has noticed this show unfortunately and I can't seem to get my fellow tv-addicts hooked on it 😏 I only found it during S2 but am so happy I did! Bring it on Costner & Co! 

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I genuinely loved the hallway scene between Dutton and his daughter-in-law.  Her allusion to a completion of a circle of hell from the native American landowners to the Caucasians is a tad too far off, imo.  But, it's also got some truth.

When she did the selfless thing and asked for Tate to camp, I was moved.  Finally, she grasped the nature of the world she chose and did a difficult thing, perhaps the most difficult - she entrusted her son to Dutton's care.  Her later rant to the students was a retreat back to the same ol' foolishness.  

I need to suspend disbelief that the Governor would have accepted the deal without the formal nomination of Dutton's successor.  Do you recall the vow she took in Season 1 when she, and the major ranchers, had him by the short hairs (This was completely ignored in season 2.) and they were going to end him?

I'm liking Providence and Steele as enemies.  I really like the possibilities introduced by Dutton and Rainwater joining forces again.

 

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In Monica's brief screen time, a lecture/history lesson/man bashing had to be given. Geesh! She is going to be insufferable this season.

One of the students should have said "we were checking the time because you were late". Then she just walks away and not teach class.

Monica thinks Dutton is the "Indian" in this day??!! Ellis Steele and Providence Hospitality will not know what hit them when this season is over.

Beth vouching for Jaime to be live stock commissioner. I don't trust her. I sense she is going to set him up.

I guess being a ranch hand wasn't Jaime's calling. That late night game must have sealed it for him. He accepted the commissioner role and order to move out real quick.

Surprised Beth didn't drink the entire bottle before reaching Rip's cabin. 

At the end, I was expecting to hear a news report of the store clerk's husband/boyfriend being shot to death.

Seems Dutton was doing more for Tate than the parents.

Jimmy: Y'all wanna hear a joke?

All: No!

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I enjoy the small moments. John reaching out to steady his father's upper body while their horses ford a stream. Beth rejoicing in Rip's good fortune, followed by his tears. Drawing the talismans on Rip's horse. Amped for S3!

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I started watching this a few weeks ago when Comcast made the Peacock app (and thus the Paramount channel) available for free.

Imagine my surprise tonight when I happened upon the first ep of S3 on the TV Land channel. I'll take what I can get. For free.

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I love the dynamic between John and Nate. New developers to challenge John. Should be interesting.

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