Eagle-eyed Yellowstone fans think they may have found some spoilers in a few season 5 set photos. In a recent Reddit post, fans speculated what could be happening in a series of 10 grainy set pics featuring Rip, Beth, and a few bunkhouse boys.
Specifically, it looks like something is happening with Rip. It looks like the characters are in a bar of some sort, most likely one we’ve been to on the show before. There’s neon in the windows, posters for local bands and events, the usual dive bar fare. The first few photos feature Beth and Rip, and a moment where it looks like Rip is talking to Beth.
Fans latched onto the fact that Rip isn’t wearing his hat; we hardly ever see him without it, unless he’s gotten into a fight. A few fans speculated that something had gone down in the bar, that maybe Rip got into a fight and was being arrested. If he is arrested, Yellowstone is going to have to address the “no legal identity” thing that Rip has going on.
Additionally, Lloyd and Ryan are there, so we can guess that Rip and Beth were out with some of the bunkhouse boys. In later photos, it looks like they’re all outside the bar with a Sheriff’s Department truck parked in front of them. There’s one photo where Rip seems to be talking with a police officer. Maybe de-escalating the situation, or being hauled in himself?
As far as narrative goes, if Beth is out with them, we’re going to assume something happened. Either someone took too much of a liking to Beth and Rip felt he had to step in, or someone did something stupid somewhere.
It’s all just speculation based on facial expressions, of course, and we won’t know anything for sure until November 13. From these photos, though, we’re going to assume something bad happened. Rip is highly likely involved somehow, and his whole situation is going to take center stage.
Now, if something happened with Beth, and Rip felt the need to step in and protect his now-wife, we feel like Beth is not going to take too kindly to that. She can take care of herself, and she has. She doesn’t need a man protecting her.
But you don’t need us telling you all about Beth Dutton! Who better to hear from than Kelly Reilly, the actress who plays her? She recently described her character in an interview with Vulture.