'Yellowstone' season 2 episode 4: With the Dutton kids back at the ranch, how exactly does John plan on fighting his enemies?
Towards the end of the last week's episode titled 'The Reek of Desperation', Beth (played by Kelly Reilly) manages to convince Jamie (played by Wes Bentley) to return home, back to the ranch with his father and family.
What has happened is, in a bid to puncture Jamie's political ambitions, Beth finds, shall we say 'a more happening' candidate in Cassidy Reid (played by Kelly Rohrbach). Why we say 'more happening' can be seen in this little sneak peek released by the channel. It features the future Attorney General of Montana, Reid complicating things for Jamie.
Safe to say the only person thoroughly enjoying Jamie's ordeal is Beth, who doesn't leave one stone unturned to cause trouble in his life. The reason she got him back on the ranch – well, she technically just suggested that Jamie return to the ranch, but he listened to her and took the decision – was to ruin his career furthermore. Beth has some sadistic plans for Jamie and frankly, it feels scary to be in his shoes right now.
But there is a bigger, much more dangerous threat lurking around the corner. The Dutton Ranch is officially under attack and while the rest of the Duttons are trying to figure out who it is, Dutton Sr knows exactly who it is and jumps into action. This leads Kayce (played by Luke Grimes) to participate in convicting the person in charge.
Speaking of Kayce, he and his wife Monica (played by Kelsey Asbille) finally share some time together, something we have been looking forward to for a while now. A meeting long overdue, it's not like they have resolved all of their issues, but this is one small step more than no steps at all.
This threat leads John to finally meet Malcolm Beck (played by Neal McDonough). It looks like the two are uniting against one common enemy: Chief Thomas Rainwater (played by Gil Birmingham) and Dan Jenkins (played by Danny Huston). Together the Chief and Jenkins have foiled plans for the Duttons and the Becks. After a little tussle at the beginning, their meeting may have ended on a vague note, but when Jamie points out that making a deal with Malcolm Beck is like making a deal with the devil, John says, "All the angels are gone, son. There's only devils left."
'Yellowstone' returns to TV for its fourth episode on July 17, 2019, at 10 pm PT/ET.