'Yellowstone' season 2 episode 9: Jimmy gets revenge for his father's death and the boys on the ranch prove they have each other's back
In the past (season 1) when Rip had branded Jimmy with the Yellowstone ranch brand on his chest, he had told him that everyone on the ranch, those with the brand, are family
Spoilers ahead for season 2 episode 9 'Enemies by Monday'
Jefferson White's Jimmy has paid his due. Season two of 'Yellowstone' showed Jimmy in some desperate need of money to get away from his past. He was ready to do anything to get the money. After his grandfather Dirk Hurdstram (Stanley Peternel) was attacked in 'Only Devils Left', Jimmy was left in a tight spot.
So he finally earned the money from a rodeo bucking a horse — something that Jimmy finds he is good at. He then visits Ray (Lane Garrison) and Blake (Ryan Dorsey) — Jimmy's two "acquaintances", who know him from his time as a criminal — and pays them back in full. He even gives them the belt he won in the rodeo so they stop bothering him and his grandfather.
However, it is far from over for Jimmy. In episode nine 'Enemies by Monday', Jimmy has a visitor on the ranch. The police had discovered the body of an old man with a bruised eye who had possibly died from a stroke. It turns out to be Jimmy's father.
When the police question him, Jimmy says he doesn't know of anyone who has reason to hurt his family. An angry and hurt Jimmy then realizes what has happened. In his grief, he calls over the ranch boys — Kayce (Luke Grimes) and Rip (Cole Hauser).
Jimmy is ready to go over to Blake and Ray and shoot the two men to death. But Rip stops him and tells him he will teach Jimmy to take care of problems so they don't become his problems.
In the past (season one) when Rip had branded Jimmy with the Yellowstone ranch brand on his chest — at a time when Jimmy was trying to get away from the criminal life — he had told him that everyone on the ranch, those with the brand, are family. And we know from watching 'Yellowstone' that family always protects each other.
The same night, Rip is joined by Luke, Jimmy, Llyod (Forrie J Smith), and Ryan (Ian Bohen) to settle this matter. The group drives to Blake and Ray's to settle the matter once and for all so it doesn't come back to Jimmy. Their plan is to make the murder look like a gas leak.
Inside the house, Ray and Blake are passed out from drugs. However, Jimmy doesn't want them to die like this so he kicks Ray out of his stupor, collects his belt and runs out in the nick of time just before the explosion.
It is clear that no one messes with the 'Yellowstone' family and lives to talk about it. 'Yellowstone' airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm PT on Paramount Network.