A couple of weeks back, Yellowstoneblessed us all with a kickass video of the “Evolution of Walker,” which is a deep dive into country music star, Ryan Bingham’s, character on the show.
The video documented every memorable scene of the troubled cowboy, from the time Rip took him in after he was released from prison, to him quitting the ranch and escaping the “train station,” and so much more.
With that being said, Yellowstone is back at it again, but this time it’s the “Evolution of Carter.”
For those who aren’t too familiar with Season 4 (spoiler alert for anybody who hasn’t gotten that far yet), Carter (Finn Little) is the orphan who is taken in by Beth Dutton after his mother passed away and his deadbeat father dies in the hospital.
Throughout the season, Carter learns the ropes of being a cowboy at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, where he’s also practically being raised by Beth and Rip.
It’s pretty intriguing, considering Beth is unable to have her own biological children after Jamie sent her to an abortion clinic that sterilizes their patients when she was younger. However, it’s cool to see Beth slowly adapt to parenthood, as challenging and uncomfortable for her as it may be.
Of course, their relationship has definitely had its lows, particularly when Carter calls Beth “mama” for the first time. Needless to say, Beth didn’t take to well to that, and it resulted in one of the most heartbreaking scenes in the whole show.
Check out all of the best moments from Carter:
Yellowstone Fans Don’t Even Recognize Finn Little
During Season 4 of Yellowstone, fans were introduced to new series regular Carter, played by Finn Little. Fun fact: The Aussie actor also starred alongside Angelina Jolie in the Taylor Sheridan film, Those Who Wish Me Dead.
But Carter, a down on his luck youngster with no family and no future, he’s taken in by Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) after his addict (and scumbag) father dies in the hospital.
Beth is of course at the hospital to visit her father who was just shot up at the order of Jamie Dutton’s (Wes Bentley) biological father, Garrett Randall.
Beth takes a liking to Carter, seeing some of her own troubled past in him and brings him back to the ranch where he butts heads with Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) and Beth, and pretty much everyone else but John Dutton (Kevin Costner).
Once Rip and Beth get married, you can start to see their crazy little family take shape, although Beth savagely tells Carter she’s not his mother after he calls her that (talk about a heartbreaker of a scene). In fact, fans got so worked up over that scene that Kelly took the time to address it.
Anyways, the Beth, Rip and Carter dynamic is going to be a key plot point of Season 5, however… Carter ain’t no kid anymore.
Dude showed up on set looking like a grown ass man.
So much so that even the own production staff didn’t recognize him:
“When you say, ‘hi, nice to see you!’ to the film crew and they don’t know who you are!”
The Bunkhouse Crew Talk Beth & Rip’s Parenting Skills
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.
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…
Kelly Reilly Weighs In On Beth Dutton’s Wedding To Rip Wheeler
Oddly enough, one of the wildest scenes in all of the Season Four Finale of Yellowstone was Rip and Beth’s last minute wedding at the ranch.
I mean seriously, we knew that marriage was inevitable for the two, but it completely came out of left field.
Granted, Beth was looking to murder someone, so might be nice to get the marriage outta the way before you get locked up for good, but hey, Beth is one of a kind. I mean, nothing in Rip and Beth’s lives has ever been done by the rules, so it couldn’t have been more fitting.
Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler) and Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton) recently sat down for an interview with ET, and the two discussed the unorthodox wedding.
Hauser kicked things off by saying:
“I mean the way it went down was pretty wild. Her storming in and her gold dress, her dad [Kevin Costner as John Dutton] and I looking at her and going, ‘What in the hell is she up to now?’ Then she has a priest that she’s kidnapped. It’s pretty wild.”
Hauser even admitted that even though they were acting the part, the whole thing felt wild to them:
“Even as an actor we’re sitting there and we’re trying to put all the things together and connect all the dots and you’re like, ‘This is fucking crazy,’ you know what I mean?
It all comes together and there’s actually this beautiful moment there. I thought it was pretty touching in the end.”
Reilly also adds that the wedding turned out exactly how Beth intended:
“I love their wedding, and it’s just so typical Beth. She’s just not interested in having a wedding party or a wedding dress or any of that. All she cares about is being his wife and she knows that… I kind of find her slightly heroic in a really messed up way.
It’s just perfect. “It’s the perfect wedding. When I read that, it made me laugh because I knew we were gonna get married this season, but I didn’t know how.”
Ain’t exactly how you draw it up, but hey, sometimes you gotta kidnap a priest, am I right?
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