'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 8: Who attempted to rape Monica Dutton, did she really kill a man?

Monica's Nissan breaks down and she finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere but what happens next is scary


                            'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 8: Who attempted to rape Monica Dutton, did she really kill a man?
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Spoilers for 'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 8  'I Killed a Man Today'

Early on in the latest episode of Season 3 of 'Yellowstone', Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) asks his wife Monica (Kelsey Asbille) why she is going out dressed the way she is. Sporting a white body-hugging singlet top paired with blue jeans and leaving her long flowing hair unbundled, Kayce's query is not tinted with misogyny but is a genuine one - he has hardly ever seen his wife heading out like this. 

Later when she is on the road, her Nissan breaks down and she finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere. The hot sunny day compels her to remove the shirt that was accompanying her singlet as she waits for a car to pass by so she can hitch a ride or ask for a spare. Moments pass but nothing. Suddenly, she sees a car at a distance. But this car doesn't stop. Instead, we are offered a glimpse into who is inside the car; the woman looks like Sila's mother, who was devastated in the previous episode after the body of her daughter was discovered. It leaves you feeling uncomfortable and dazed - why won't she stop to help Monica? Why won't she offer help to someone who isn't just a woman but is also Native American? 

That thought barely lasts a second as another truck halts in front of Monica. The driver tells that he doesn't have a spare for her Nissan and offers her a ride to the nearest spot. She agrees reluctantly and gets in the car. A short while into the drive, he pulls into a dirt road and when asked, he tells her that there's a spot on top of it where she will find the network to call home. When they reach the spot, he tells her to go make the call. Monica refuses to get out of the car, which leads him to get out, walk to her side and make her get out. 

Monica bolts out of the door and runs into the wild. The man follows her, tackling her down once, which she escapes by hitting him in the head with a rock. When he tackles her down the second time, he forces himself on top of her choking her. 

He is now shot in the head and his brains spill all over Monica. In the distance, Mo (Mo Brings Plenty) is shown to be the person who fired the shot killing Monica's attacker. 

It is then revealed that in order to help authorities nab the man who made several attacks on Native American women, she teamed up with them. Thomas Rainwater (Gil Birmingham) was also in on this plan. Eventually, the police find more remains of bodies in the surrounding area hinting that this is where the man brought all his victims. Hence the title 'I Killed a Man Today'. 

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

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