Beth Dutton continues to accumulate power and influence and Yellowstone season 5 will see her at her peak according to star Kelly Reilly.
According to Kelly Reilly, Yellowstone season 5 will see Beth Dutton at her most powerful. John Dutton’s (Kevin Foster) only daughter, Beth has always helped her father run their ranch through her business acumen and her prowess as a negotiator and browbeater. Yellowstone season 4 showed a softer side to Beth, as she finally married her longtime love Rip (Cole Hauser). Still, that season saw her face the Yellowstone Ranch’s toughest fight yet as corporations continue to try and take the land away from the family that has had it for generations (and who actually stole it themselves).
Through sheer force of will, Beth was able to beat Market Equities at their own game. She also managed to pull her brother Jamie back into the family fold by convincing him to murder his birth father Garrett and dispose of the body. Jamie, who is the Attorney General of Montana, finds himself now under Beth’s thumb, just where she wants him. Beth has always resented Jamie and exercising her power over him has always been one of Beth’s favorite things to do. With John Dutton now running for governor of Montana and the Attorney General in her back pocket, Beth has everything she needs to continue the Yellowstone Ranch’s fight against Market Equities.
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In an interview with Vulture, Reilly says that Beth will be at her most powerful in Yellowstone season 5. As the Dutton family’s influence grows, so too does Beth’s ability to navigate the increasingly fraught political and economic landscape of the state. Still, Reilly says that not everything will come easy to Beth in Yellowstone season 5 – how she wields the power she has attained will prove to be a complicated endeavor.
I will say as the kingdom gets bigger, it becomes more difficult to manage. In a strange way, at the beginning of season five, Beth is probably at her most powerful. But how she toes the line of that is going to be interesting.
Beth has always been one of Yellowstone’s strongest characters. Initially, it seemed that creator and writer Taylor Sheridan made Beth a by-the-numbers “tough as nails broad” cliche to overcompensate for the fact that she is one of the only prominent female characters on the show. As Yellowstone has gone on, though, Beth has been infused with a layer of pathos that few other characters are afforded. From Beth’s marriage to Rip to her relationship with her father, she (and Reilly’s accompanying performance) has become one of the standout elements of Yellowstone.
Heading into Yellowstone season 5, all eyes will be on the show as it has only grown in popularity since its debut. Watching Beth work her magic will be a sight to behold, especially with the power of the Attorney General behind her. Reilly’s comments also seem to hint that John Dutton could be successful in his run for governor of Montana, something that will be extremely useful in the Dutton family’s fight against Market Equities and others who are trying to take their land. With filming now taking place on Yellowstone season 5 and a November premiere date set, it won’t be long until Reilly returns to screens to both exhilarate and terrify audiences with her stellar performance.
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