Yellowstone’ Season 3 Episode 4: Beth cannot give birth to Rip's baby, is Jamie connected to this tragedy?
Spoilers for 'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 4 'Going back to Cali'
The latest season of Paramount Network's hit show 'Yellowstone' has been blessing us with some heart-warming, long overdue Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) and Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) content and we're all here for it.
The two have now been all out about their relationship and have been making the most of their time, now that the rest of the Dutton family is up at the camp. The love they have has lasted for over a lifetime now and the two have finally found each other. Fans had long wanted the two to get together and make a family — a simple (yet almost unattainable) dream for both. Even with John Sutton's (Kevin Costner) stamp of approval with "you can hold her hand, Rip", something seems to be the matter between the two.
In this episode, the cat is (almost) out of the bag. Just as fans had been theorizing for years, Beth indeed can't have children. She tells Rip that being with her is going to be the end of him.
While Rip says it doesn't matter to him whether he builds a legacy or not, Beth clearly is not okay. It is evident that she wants to have children. She adores Tate (Kayce and Monica's son) and wishes she had a child of her own and it shows in the way she longingly looks at the young boy. Why Beth can't have children is not revealed, but it is clear that it is a part of her that she wished didn't exist.
It was in Season 2 when fans of the show finally made the connection. Last year, towards the end of Season 2, the show's Twitter account had said that there is more to their relationship than what is shown so far. "A lot of you are asking about their history. We can't say!! (Fear of the Duttons and all). But there IS more to the story. Bear with us on this one."
Now whether this has any connection to Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) remains to be seen. The fact that Beth hates Jamie with an unmatched passion is no secret. She probably doesn't even love anyone with the same zest that she hates Jamie.
"Watching Beth watch Rip & Tate I'm having the feeling at one time Beth Dutton was pregnant with Rip's baby. She hadn't told him yet and Jamie caused her to lose the baby and her ability to have any more," this theory by a fan remains to be the most probable one. We're hoping that we will know more about this through Season 3.
'Yellowstone' airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on Paramount Network.