'Yellowstone' season 2 episode 6 simply reiterates that Jamie is the most spineless of all the Duttons
Spoiler alert for episode six of 'Yellowstone' titled 'Blood The Boy'
There is so much that we love about Paramount's 'Yellowstone'. The beauty of the drama itself lies in the many threats to the Dutton Ranch Yellowstone – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.
And while these threats are omnipresent, constantly on the watch for the perfect opportunity to hit the Duttons where it hurts, this time, in the sixth episode of the second season of the family drama, the threat comes from within. John Dutton's (played by Kevin Costner) family is not a sane regular family. The billionaire has to not only deal with threats to his family and the ranch from the outside, but also from his immediate family.
We saw Jamie return to the ranch following Beth's (played by Kelly Reilly) manipulation. This decision, we now think, she definitely regrets. Beth got Jamie back to the ranch and the family, in a signature Beth move, so she could mess with him.
Not only is Beth angry and frustrated at what Jamie has done, which is essentially put all of the ranch and John Dutton's hard-earned respect at stake, she is scared at the potential damage that the interview could cause! In the interview he gave reporter Sarah, he revealed crucial information regarding his father and the ranch that could be used against all the Duttons and their properties.
And when you have managed to get Beth both angry and scared, you must know you have messed up.
We wouldn't have disliked Jamie under regular circumstances. Unfortunately, like it was pointed out in the past by his own family, Jamie is simply not fit to be involved in the power struggle that makes up the ranch.
So when we say spineless, what we mean is that we wished Jamie had more foresight, that we wish he would be aware of just how easy it is to manipulate him. Consider the number of times that the character has been played on the show. By now, we'd think he would be more careful and cautious when it comes to dealing with situations, but Jamie seems to not have developed the sense at all.
Simply put, Jamie is too naive to be part of all the constant politics and power struggles that engulfs the show. Lacking foresight means that Jamie isn't ever fully aware of the consequences his actions are likely to have. Jamie is less spineless and more ingenious for 'Yellowstone'.
Going forward, it is going to be really difficult to put in some trust in Jamie.