REVIEW: New ‘Yellowstone’ Episode ‘The Reek Of Desperation’ Provides Tons Of Plot Development, Not Much Action

The Daily Caller | 7/11/2019 | Staff
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We had another episode of “Yellowstone” Wednesday night, and this one really laid plenty of things out on the table.

WARNING: THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT KEEP READING IF YOU AREN’T CAUGHT UP. CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED.

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After a two-week break, the hit Paramount Network show returned with “The Reek Of Desperation.” Plenty happened, but there wasn’t much action.

As I said to my mother after the show, lots of plot development, but very little explosiveness in terms of action. The biggest development is the fact Jamie pulled out of the race to be attorney general after being backed by Rainwater. In the closing moments of the show, he takes his seat at the dinner table with John, Beth and Jamie.

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It doesn’t last for long as John excuses himself from the table, and goes outside to overlook his massive empire. He sees Rip working, and says to himself “God damn you for leaving.” It’s unclear who he means. Does he man Jamie for briefly leaving? Does he mean his wife for dying? Does he mean his oldest son Lee for dying?

It’s completely unclear, but it does seem like the writers are hinting at John seriously considering giving Rip part of the ranch as he seems to be the only competent one. Speaking of John, he also made up with the governor and it seems like those two are back on solid terms.

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The other major reveal in the episode is the introduction of the Beck brothers, who pay Dan Jenkins a visit to put an end to his little casino venture.

It’s not clear...
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