Indeed, a storm has been brewing between Jamie and his family for some time now. We finally got some answers as to why in a third season full of shocking revelations, one of which finally explained why Jamie’s sister Beth (Kelly Reilly) harbored so much hatred for him. As for the other massive season 3 twist, it explained why John Dutton (a man who puts family and legacy before everything) so clearly loathed the man he called son — which is that Jamie is the adopted child John never wanted.
As reported by Express U.K., some savvy Reddit users have seized on that revelation as welcome clarification regarding John’s dislike for Jamie, a fact that was evident even in Yellowstone‘s pilot episode. That moment came in the aftermath of John’s crash, and found Jamie tending to his father’s wounds, with Redditor FlowerBambiThumper noting the importance of that specific scene: “But the very first scene of the whole series between John and one of his children, is Jamie taking care of John’s injury. For someone whose children drive his entire life’s ambition, that scene jumps out.”
It jumps out as another Reddit user noted because of the contentious nature of what might’ve been a tender moment, with John viciously belittling his son in tow. “He was dripping contempt for Jamie in that scene. Real foreshadowing there. He all but called him a s***y who doesn’t belong there.”
Though the scene plays on the side of understated, it’s every bit as brutal as that Redditor makes it out to be. And yes, it succinctly set the table for every combative moment thereafter. As for what’s ahead for John and Jamie, frankly your guess is as good as ours. We cannot wait see how it all pans out in season 4 of Yellowstone.