‘Yellowstone’: After a Rough Start to Season 4, New Clues Reveal Things Are Finally Starting to Turn Around for 1 Fan-Favorite Character


  • In the Yellowstone season 4 premiere Beth (Kelly Reilly) met Carter (Finn Litttle).
  • To say things started off to a rough start might be the understatement of the season.
  • Now, fans think they have spotted clues that things are starting to turn around for Carter.
Yellowstone season 4 Kevin Costner, Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, Finn Little in a scene from episode 8
Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, and Finn Little in an image from ‘Yellowstone’ season 4 | Paramount

Yellowstone season 4 got off to a rough start for newcomer Carter (Finn Little). But in the teaser trailer for the upcoming episode “No Kindness for the Coward,” fans believe they’ve spotted a clue that indicates things are finally starting to turn around for the fan-favorite character.

Beth Dutton tried something new in ‘Yellowstone’ season 4

According to Yellowstone star Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), in the first two episodes of season 4, fans “suddenly” saw Beth “try out this aspect of herself” when she invited Carter to live on the ranch with her and Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser).

“There’s something about Carter that pushes her buttons in a way that nothing ever has,” Reilly explained to TV Line. “I don’t know that she feels she’s actually capable of [parenting him] or if she thinks she’d be any good at it. She’s not a Disney character.”

Things fell apart rather quickly for Beth and Carter. Their first shopping trip together ended in disaster. Beth lost it when Carter asked for a specific cowboy shirt — instead of the jeans and boots she’d planned to buy — and she kicked him out of the house. He’s been shoveling sh*t in the barn and saddling horses under Rip’s direction ever since.

Carter apologizes to Beth with flowers

Beth appeared to be drawn to Carter because of his similarities to a young Rip. And he’s been proving himself on the Dutton Ranch. But Rip has been skeptical about the situation from the beginning.

He gave Carter a stern talking-to, accusing him of “puppy-dogging” Beth into being his guardian. At the same time, he told Beth not to spoil the boy.

Carter later told John Dutton (Kevin Costner) that he was afraid his ship had sailed with Beth following their disastrous shopping trip. But John told him, “You better start swimming after it. She’s the reason you’re here, big fella.”

Taking John’s advice, Carter brought Beth a bouquet of hand-picked flowers. But before he could apologize, Beth called him out for being one of “those” guys who says he’s sorry with flowers because “he doesn’t have the balls to say it himself.”

‘Yellowstone’ fans spot clues that indicate things are starting to turn around for Carter

Beth’s response was too much for Carter. So instead of apologizing, he asked for a ride into town.

“This isn’t a life. Cleaning up horse sh*t, sleeping in a barn. I don’t have any friends, not even you. I’ll take my chances in foster care,” he says.

It was during that moment of vulnerability that Beth decided it was time to invite Carter back into her life.

“You do what I ask, the way I say do it,” Beth says. “You ask questions when you don’t understand, you ask questions when you do understand. Never lie to me. Can you make that promise and keep it?”

After the episode aired, one Yellowstone fan shared a clip from the teaser and pointed out that things are definitely starting to turn around for Carter.

Carter gets a new home and new clothes

According to Express, one Yellowstone fan posted the teaser clip on Twitter and wrote in the caption, “The previews reveal that Carter gets new clothes in upcoming episodes!”

In the video, there’s a brief moment when fans can see Carter proudly wearing a new black shirt with a big smile on his face.

In addition to getting some new threads, it also appears that Carter will be moving into the main Dutton log cabin with Rip and Beth, thanks to an invitation from John Dutton.

‘Yellowstone’ fans are ready for the final episode of season 4

Yellowstone fans have been vocal on social media about their disappointment with the Rip/Beth/Carter storyline. They’ve also shared their frustrations about season 4 as a whole, with complaints about the side plots and new characters that have taken away from the main story of John Dutton’s fight for his land.

But, it looks like things are starting to change after Season 4, Episode 7 “Keep The Wolves Close.” With John getting ready to go head to head with Garrett Randall (Will Patton) and his son Jamie (Wes Bentley), fans are excited.


“Finally getting somewhere. Episode 7 was, however, a well-timed peace before the storm,” one fan wrote. Another added, “Yeah now everybody that said this season sucks…. just wait.”

Yellowstone airs Sunday nights on the Paramount Network.

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