It’s definitely safe to say that the Duttons have collected a number of enemies over the years. As we wait for Episode 4 to arrive on Sunday, Kelly Reilly revealed the Duttons’ biggest enemy. And that would be Jamie, Beth and Kayce’s adopted brother and John Dutton‘s adopted son.
As Yellowstone fans know, Jamie and Beth Dutton have navigated an immensely tense and uncomfortable sibling relationship for years. However, while she faces conflict with her brother regularly, Reilly revealed Jamie’s conflict with her character soon comes to blows.
Speaking with Town & Country, Reilly said, “[Jamie] is the biggest enemy to her family, to her father, to the bunch. She believes that.”
Combine that with the fact that the law finally caught up to Beth after she spent years evading legal consequences, and Reilly said, “you get those two things together, it’s pretty combustible. In a weird way, at the beginning of the season, it’s back to the bickering sort of siblings, but what’s much deeper is underneath, being held at bay for a minute.”
John Dutton has admitted on several occasions that his efforts to protect the ranch that’s been passed down to him across generations have completely dismantled his family. It’s likely that his frequent disregard for his children in favor of his ranch has contributed to the toxic relationship between Beth and Jamie. On a broad scale, Beth and Jamie have permanently wronged each other, potentially in ways that can never be resolved. Still, despite their inherent flaws, do either of these characters deserve a redemption arc?
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