The Yellowstone Cast Weigh In On Rip & Beth’s Parenting Skills: “Beth Would Spike The Punch”

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When you think of Yellowstone, the LAST thing you think of is a loving and nurturing family home life.

Can you imagine having Rip Wheeler (Cole Hasuer) and Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) as parents?

Well, that might be in the cards for Carter, a character we were introduced to in Yellowstone Season 4. And while fans might be hoping that we see Rip, Beth and Carter develop a nice little family bond, something tells me it won’t be quite that easy.

So with that being said, The Bunkhouse Boys, Jefferson White (Jimmy), Ian Bohen (Ryan), and Denim Richards (Colby) sat down for a little game of Rip Or Beth Parenting Edition.

And needless to say, this family has dysfunction written all over it.

Cole Hauser Says Rip & Beth Might Come To View Carter As A Son In Season 5

Yellowstone Season 4 brought in a number of new characters, including Will Patton’s Garrett Randall, AKA Jamie’s biological father, but as we saw in the finale, he won’t be making it to Season 5.

Other characters include Summer Higgins, who’s looking at a long time in state prison, Caroline Warner, the CEO of Market Equities (we’re definitely gonna be hearing from her next season), and then Carter, the kid that Beth and Rip reluctantly take under their wing.

As far as the future of the show goes, I think Carter’s story is the most compelling.

After some ups and downs, the Season Finale found Carter left in tears after he called Beth “mama,” and she told him not to. It was a brutal moment, one that pissed a lot of fans off, and one that Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton) addressed herself.

But will there come a time when Rip and Beth will start to see him as a son?

According to Cole Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler, that moment could come as soon as next season:

“I think there’s potential for it. I mean, you know, Rip, as you’ve seen throughout the years, he’s tough love.

And I think the thing with him is it takes time. I think that’s just who he is. And I think, over time it might not be Season 4, might be Season 5, but you might see that. I mean, it’s really up to Taylor.”

But whether  Rip winds up calling him “son” or not, Carter (Finn Little) is definitely important to his growth as a character:

“It just shows another side of not only of Beth, but Rip, and also the ranch, and John Dutton… it’s this new character that’s necessary for their growth of their relationship as well.”

And as far as Cole’s favorite scene from Season 4, none other than his man-to-man chat with Carter:

“I love the scene with Carter when I open the door and he’s sitting there and that conversation about life.

I think it says not only a lot of what Rip believes in but also the mentality that it takes to survive not only in life, but at the ranch.”

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…

Of course, with wisdom like this, I’m sure Carter will grow up into a fine young man…

For more from Cole on Yellowstone Season 4, check out his entire interview with Entertainment Tonight:

Kelly Reilly Responds To Fan Upset Over Beth Dutton’s Treatment Of Carter

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.”

She continued:

“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.

Only time will tell…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock