'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 6: Did Beth shrug off responsibility? Fans feel she's equally at fault as Jamie

Given John Dutton's detached manner of parenting, Jamie has gained more sympathizers than Beth


                            'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 6: Did Beth shrug off responsibility? Fans feel she's equally at fault as Jamie
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Spoilers for 'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 6: 'All For Nothing'

Ever since 'Yellowstone' revealed that the true cause behind Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Jamie (Wes Bentley) Dutton's tumultuous relationship is a failed abortion years ago, fans of the show are revved up. Many continue to slam Jamie for his actions without seeking Beth's consent. When the free clinic on the reservation told him that the abortion would actually be a hysterectomy, sterilizing Beth for her life, he did not come clean to his younger sister and went ahead with it. As messed up as that sounds, there is a faction of the Internet that believes Jamie is not the only one at fault here.

"Is it just me? I feel sorry for Jamie as well. He was a kid. Kind of seems like Beth isn’t accepting any of the responsibility for what she did either. I can’t help but feel bad for him," tweeted a sympathetic viewer. "I have a question. Did the clinic bother to tell the patient what medical procedures they were performing on her? Beth was old enough to be having sex, so she was old enough to have a convo with a doctor. I think she hates herself as much as she hates Jaime," a very observant fan took to Twitter to share their disapproval of Beth's actions following the operation. "Thank you, why is no one saying or asking that???" concurred another. 

We won't deny it. This is something that even we have wondered about. Is Beth only shrugging off her responsibility associated with the act - the guilt of losing a lifetime worth of possibilities? Fans can't help but point out how their father John Dutton (Kevin Costner) has a bigger role to play in all this drama. "Beth went to Jamie. An 18-year-old scared of a powerful detached father. John should be mad at himself. Had he not be so disengaged and remote - maybe she would have asked him for help. Most 18 years don’t think the through decisions made in fear or panic," tweeted a fan.

Given John's detached manner of parenting, Jamie has gained more sympathizers than Beth. And frankly, these observations from fans make perfect sense. "I feel for Jaime, they were both kids!! They were both terrified of what John would do to them," another viewer tweeted. John has propelled both of them in directions that they might not have ventured into otherwise. "I have no idea why people can’t see that. Why didn’t Beth go to Lee for help? Jamie was a kid and they’re doing him so wrong for this...John didn’t even try to understand from his point of view..."

This makes us believe that Jamie might finally walk out on the Dutton family. He goes beyond his means to protect his loved ones and although he has his fair shares of messes, his intentions aren't in the wrong place. If he is taken in the wrong way each time, why even try anymore?

'Yellowstone' airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET/ PT on Paramount Network.

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