'Yellowstone' Season 4 Episode 6 Review: John proves 'no fighting rule' is absolute

'Yellowstone' Season 4 Episode 6 Review: John proves 'no fighting rule' is absolute
Kevin Costner as John Dutton in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)

Spoilers for 'Yellowstone' Season 4 Episode 6 'I Want to Be Him'

Season 4 of 'Yellowstone' has been slowly unraveling the mystery behind the man who ordered the killing of the entire family. Although they all survived the Duttons are not to be messed with as they exact revenge in satisfying ways. But that's not all as many characters have personal issues to deal with as the plot thickens. 

The fifth episode of 'Yellowstone' left us on a did he or didn't he? note as Jamie lands on his biological dad's doorstep to confront him only to be met with his child. The episode left us with many questions some of which were answered in the new episode. Read on to find out what happened and our thoughts on the episode. 


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Episode 6 opens with Jimmy (Jefferson White) looking a bit downcast in Texas but immediately shifts into a more naughty and funny mood as we find out that John (Kevin Costner) DID end up sleeping with Summer (Piper Perabo)! Guess the 'charming man' really did charm her into bed. Beth (Kelly Reilly), the overprotective daddy's girl who promised to get him some action absolutely detests her and immediately picks a fight as the fussy vegan rejects everything on her plate. This 7 am conflict was fun to see with Beth's ever-ready tongue entertaining us. Meanwhile, things are returning back to normal for Kayce (Luke Grimes) and his family as they settle into their new home which was quite pleasant to witness.

Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton and Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)

But don't be surprised as the episode nosedives into excitement with the twists and turns packed to the brim. In an intense scene, Jaime (Wes Bentley) points a gun at Garrett Randall (Will Patton) and confronts him about his involvement in the Dutton attack. But the snake-like man is not be bothered as he emotionally manipulates Jaime and admits to planning it adding that he will keep on trying to kill the Duttons as they wronged his 'loved son'. Looks like Jaime's stuck in Randall's honey trap for now and may just keep mum with his birth father providing him with the love he craves.

Surprisingly this wasn't the highlight of the episode as the situation gets intense way too fast. Lloyd (Forrie J Smith) who has been holding a grudge finally loses it and throws a knife at Walker's (Ryan Bingham) heart, who luckily survives the fatal attack. But this action comes with consequences and Rip (Cole Hauser) shall deliver justice and keep the order in John's ranch.

Cutting the excitement we also see a development that fans have been expecting and wanting for long as Beth asks Rip to make her his wife soon. Looks like their marriage may finally happen this season and paired with the Season 3 finale that saw Rip creepily take off the ring from his mother's grave, this eccentric couple might finally make things official. 

Luke Grimes as Kayce, Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater, Moses Brings Plenty as Mo in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)

Coming back to Lloyd we see John make him and Walker fight it out in an enclosure as he secretly asks Rip to make an example out of the last man standing. Lloyd comes out on top, but in a painful moment, Rip after refusing John's offer to deliver the blows, steps up and beats his friend. Hitting Lloyd clearly had an impact on him as we later see Rip tearing up in the corner. Lloyd's action came with consequences one of them being given a final chance while the other is kicking out the girls from the bunkhouse. This decision may see the exit of Teeter (Jen Landon) and Laramie (Hassie Harrison) with Mia (Eden Brolin) already having left.

The episode also sees Beth deliver a 'f*** you' to Jaime as she reveals herself to be the new Head of Operations for Market Equities. But the highlight remains the iron fist of John and his deliverance of justice. The 'No Fighting ' rule is absolute and he makes sure of it, so when Carter (Finn Little) says he wants to grow up and be like him, we can't help but acknowledge and be in awe of the man who strongly strides off after having finished the nasty business. 

The best episode yet of the season, we look forward to the next.

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