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Rip's Yellowstone Actions Call For A Dose Of Humbling In Fans' Eyes

u/Belmon907 was quick to agree with the OP, noting that both Rip Wheeler and Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) have failed to evolve much over the course of the series’ five seasons. “I don’t disagree. Given his backstory, there is so much they could do with him,” the user observed. “But it’s turned into Rip being a gruff, grumpy bastard 98% of the show. He and Beth are becoming very one-dimensional.”

While the “Yellowstone” writers have found plenty of inventive ways to keep the series stakes rising throughout, it’s definitely a fair observation to suggest that some of the characters haven’t grown or changed much since the first season of Taylor Sheridan’s neo-western series.

“He could certainly use a humbling,” said u/Friendly_Ad5727. I agree with that. He treats anyone not named Dutton like absolute trash.” While Rip and Beth have a long track record of being the two most loyal characters to John Dutton (Kevin Costner), it’s also true that this can make them somewhat one-note as far as their arcs go.

“He’s an a**hole and a bully. Kayce was right about that,” wrote u/kung-hoo, referencing a line from Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) in Season 2 of the popular Paramount series. However, it’s worth considering that “some people change and some people don’t” might be the whole idea behind these characters in Sheridan’s mind, to begin with.

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