Jamie Dutton’s’real reason’ for killing Garrett ‘Escapes responsibility,’ according to Yellowstone’s stars.
Jamie Dutton decided to murder his biological father, Garrett Randall, in the season four finale of YELLOWSTONE.
Now, some of the Paramount drama’s stars have spoken out about why he did it.
On the surface, Jamie Dutton’s (Wes Bentley) decision to shoot his own father Garrett Randall (Will Patton) was motivated by blackmail from his adoptive sister Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly).
Season four of Yellowstone saw Jamie grow closer to his biological father, whose hatred for John (Kevin Costner) and the rest of the Duttons came to the fore, especially when it was revealed that he was behind the attacks in season three.
After learning that Jamie was aware of the truth about the assassination attempts on her and her family in the season four finale, Beth issued an ultimatum to her adoptive sibling.
She gave Jamie three options: she could report them both to the police, tell Rip (Cole Hauser) that Garrett tried to kill her, or kill Garrett himself.
Jamie begged Beth not to reveal his secret, and after deciding to kill Garrett, the two told each other they loved each other in emotionally charged scenes before Jamie whisked his father’s body to the “train station.”
However, Beth was on hand to photograph Jamie in the act, providing John with the ammunition he’d need to keep his adopted son wrapped around his finger in season five.
Now, among the fandom, there are two theories as to why Jamie killed his own father in the finale.
Jamie is either putting his own safety first and disregarding his biological father’s loyalty, or he took the action to put the Duttons first.
Following the finale, Jimmy star Jefferson White, Colby star Denim Richards, and Ryan actor Ian Bohen discussed a possible motive for the murder on Paramount’s Stories from the Bunkhouse.
“Jamie’s becoming pretty much an old hand at disposing of people who are inconvenient,” Bohen said to his castmates, “which lends to the theory that he truly has the best interests of the family at heart…”
“Or, on the other hand, is it the other way around?
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