'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 2: Jamie messes up as commissioner on day 1, fans call him the 'family f**k-up'
When he did take over, Jamie promised his father that this time would be different
Spoilers for 'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 2 'Freight Trains and Monsters'
That did not take long. It actually literally took no time. When John Dutton (Kevin Costner) had his son Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) take over as livestock commissioner following the events of the previous season ending in the violent deaths of six people, John was giving him a chance to redeem himself from his very volatile actions from Season 2. When he did take over, Jamie promised his father that this time would be different. He said, "You have my word." John, who much like anyone else with Jamie for a son, said they are about to find out what it is worth.
In Episode 2, it turns out Jamie's word is barely a few pennies' worths. On his very first day as livestock commissioner, he receives a task. Two men had messed with some barrel racing girls and their horses, injuring the women black and blue. Jamie is told to handle this "the right way". This is Jamie's chance to redeem himself not only in front of his father who doesn't fully trust him but also his entire family and anyone he might hold dear. Even fans were hoping that Jamie does better this time around. "Don't fail me, Jaime. #YellowstoneTV @Yellowstone," a fan had tweeted.
In the last season, when the time came for Jamie to clean up his own mess, he got himself involved in the worst. The murder of the journalist and her dead body then had to be covered up by Rip and (only the most trusted) bunkhouse boys. But this time he was sure to make a difference, so he sends Agent Steve Hendon (James Jordan) with the same instructions. But Hendon gets carried away in the process and ends up killing the two miscreants in the back on a truck rather brutally. All of which comes back to Jamie.
"Jamie! Jamie! Jamie! Can he catch a break?!" tweeted a fan. "Poor Jamie thought it would go better for him this season," added another. "Jamie's whole life never goes as planned... he is the family f**k up!" tweeted an irked fan. Fans, at the same time, feel sorry for the character who can't seem to catch a break from doing things the wrong way, or as is in this case, trying to do them the right way but ending with the wrong one. "The cop screwed up. I know it’s going to come back on Jaime but I don’t think it’s his fault. Feel so bad for him. Really rooting for him this season. Ugh! Good season so far!" tweeted a fan.
That, however, doesn't change the fact that Jamie constantly invites trouble for himself. "Next week on @Yellowstone Jamie screws up another clean slate #YellowstoneTV," tweeted a fan.
'Yellowstone' airs on Paramount Network on Sundays at 9 pm.