With Season Four of Yellowstone officially over, there’s been a lot of fan response from the wildest/most emotional scenes in the finale.
And one of the most talked about scenes?
When Carter calls Beth his “mama,” and she had to tell him the cold hard truth that she does not consider herself to be his mother. But if only she said it like that, right?
I mean, you wanna talk about absolutely crushing the spirits of a young kid who is just desperate for love and acceptance? Beth ruthlessly left him in tears. In the scene, you can tell that she wants to be considered his mother so bad when she responded “hi baby” to him, but her nature won’t allow her to do it.
After she collects herself and says he can’t call her that, she responded:
“You lost your mother, kid. You don’t get another. I lost mine. Same goes for me. And I’m nobody’s mother. Ever. Got it?”
Kelly Reilly (Beth) is relatively active on social media, but it’s extremely rare for her to comment back to her fans.
She recently posted a picture of her and Rip kissing, celebrating the fact that the two are now married on the show.
However, when one heartbroken fan commented:
“I love ya Beth, truly, but you have to be nicer to Carter… you broke my heart last week when you made him cry.
Come on! He’s just a kid. Tell those writers to stop and get it right or Rip will be taking them to the train station. Poor kid.”
Reilly acknowledged that she rarely comments back to fans, however she wanted to set the record straight.
She responded with a deep explanation of Beth’s motive:
“I understand. It was supposed to be brutal and heartbreaking. I don’t usually comment but want to say this… Beth was about to do something that will ruin her life.
She is about to go into prison and kill the man that she thinks attacked her family. She knows there is a chance she will not come back. She can’t tell this kid she is his mother and then leave him abandoned again.”
“Beth is honest. It’s tough sometimes, really tough but that’s how she was raised,.. but it’s always truthful. When I read it I had the same feeling for them both. But honestly, not sure Beth in that moment was ready to be that for anyone… she was out for vengeance and could see nothing else.
(There is a moment, where I hope you see the fight in her after he calls her that) I think the heart wants it but she has to protect that kid from herself… not sure that will make any sense. But let’s see where the writer will take them… I have hope.”
I think I can speak for everybody when I say that scene was heart wrenching for everybody. As we all know, Beth definitely wants and deserves to be a mother after everything that’s happened to her, but it appears that she truly was looking out for Carter’s best interest giving the situation.
And I’ll admit though, it was frustrating to see her respond the way she did… poor Carter.
But, now that Rip and Beth are married, and Carter got to be there, maybe we’ll finally start to see that happy family come together in Season 5.