Will Beth Dutton Die In Yellowstone TV Show 

Beth Dutton, played by Kelly Reilley, is a ruthless banker ready to fight for what she believes in. She takes down her enemies no matter the cost. Most viewers are wondering, will Beth Dutton die in the Yellowstone TV show?

As the show first premiered, we got introduced to the Duttons, a formidable ranching family headed by John Dutton and his three kids, Kayce, Beth, and Jamie, based in Montana.

Not only do we get to see their lives play out on screen, but as Kelly Reilly first graced our screens and we saw her cruelty, she became a favorite.

A question that no Yellowstone fan wants to think about: however, with season 4 already streaming, it is possible that the season four finale was gearing up for something big future without Beth.

Although Beth Dutton has proved she is a force to be reckoned with, the headstrong, opinionated only daughter of John Dutton walks the thin line of anti-hero and villain so perfectly it’s easy to mistake one for the other.

However, with her headstrong character, not only does she make enemies of anyone daring to come for the Dutton ranch, but she is constantly in the line of fire, and with Taylor Sheridan killing off one of John’s kids, {Lee dutton} in the very first episode, it might not be so surprising if she doesn’t make it.

Here are a few reasons we think we might not see Beth again and a few reasons why we know she is here to stay.

Is Beth Dutton Dead 

We saw something that no one had ever thought plausible from the season three finale, all three Duttons cornered.

John had been gunned down. He was bleeding out on the side of the road after stopping to help a woman stranded on the street.

Kayce had a visit from some trigger-happy friends. Our knight in shining leather boots was caught up in a bomb attack.

As she was preparing to leave her office, a package was delivered, which she immediately found suspicious. However, her assistant opened it, triggering the explosion.

Luckily for us, she survives. She walked out of her office in the most Beth way. She asked a stranger for a cigarette despite being covered in blood.

Although the most recent attack, there have been others in which she narrowly escapes death.

In season two, two masked assailants storm her office, kill her assistant, and are well on their way to killing Beth. However, even in the face of danger, it’s clear Beth does not waver. And thanks to Rip, she lives to see another day.

This threat, coupled up with Rip issuing a stark warning that there would be hell to pay, it seemed all the more plausible that Beth wouldn’t walk out of her office.

However, as Kelly Reilley said, Beth is like a superhero with nine lives. When you think you have her cornered, she is five steps ahead.  

And we couldn’t agree more. 

Now that we know she survives, this is what we are looking forward to seeing in season five.

The season 4 Showdown 

In season 4, Beth creates two powerful enemies, though she might not realize it. Riggins and Jamie. After her abrupt ‘conjugal’ visit to Riggins, he reveals that he was the middle man.

Jamie makes sure to create an enemy out of him by painfully narrating how he will spend the remainder of his pitiful existence in prison.

Thus giving him something to look forward to should he get out. One of the more subtle enemies that Beth might have created for herself.

Jamie and Beth have a long, complicated relationship despite being adopted siblings. Not only does Beth blame him for being sterilized, but after finding out that Jamie knew all along that Garett was behind the attacks, she is out for blood.

Not only does she put Jamie in a corner where he has to kill his biological father, but she might as well put a gun in Jamie’s hand, should he decide to fight back (use all the dirt he has on his adoptee family) season 5 is sure to be active and drama-filled.

Mother Dearest 

In season 4, we got introduced to Carter, the foul-mouthed spitting image of Rip when he was young. Rip and Beth take Carter as a helping hand on the ranch and throughout the season.

From the family dinners to even John riding with Carter around the farm, it’s easy to see that the three would make quite the family, dysfunctional but still a family.

We have only begun to see her explore her relationship with Carter (Finn Little). Although her maternal instincts are lacking, she cannot have kids.

Hearing her respond to Carter’s hey momma with a hey baby had my heart aching to see what their relationship has in store.

Not only would it be cruel to take yet another parental figure from Carter, but giving her a chance to be a mother is something we all want to see.

Happily Never After?

Beth and Rip finally have their happily ever after, well, as happy as things can get on the ranch. If Beth were to die, Rip would unleash hell on everybody.

Not only is Beth his true love, but the two of them are proof that no matter how broken you are, there is someone out there willing to take a bullet for you.

Even though seeing Rip take the whole town to the train tracks would be amusing. The amount of turmoil that would cause him would probably send him far from John, which would, in turn, cause the Yellowstone ranch to fall, something that Beth herself wouldn’t want.

Corporate Espionage 

After she leaks a story to the press about Market Equities using brute force at a protest, she gains a powerful enemy in Caroline Warner.

However, her actions might land her in jail, something Warner has at the top of her bucket list.

A lifetime behind bars might not be as bad as death, however knowing Beth, she would have Jamie bail her out even before the cops arrived to pick her up.

Beth has created a powerful enemy in Caroline Warner, and wherever this field takes her, we can’t wait to see who comes out on top, or shall we say alive.

Beth As The Head 

If something were to happen to John, he would probably want Beth to take over the ranch. They speak the same language, but he understands that the care and running of the farm would be handled best by his daughter.

All Rise For The Queen 

She is one of the main characters and continues to be billed as a series regular. Not only is it hard to imagine Yellowstone without Beth.

Kelly Reiley has yet to announce that she is leaving Yellowstone or is involved in another project, so it’s safe to say she is locked in for another season.


In season three, when Beth and Rip are engaged, she tells him to outlive her, so she doesn’t have to know a world without him, and although that might seem like something romantic Beth would say, it feels as if she might be seeing into her future. Yikes

Beth’s One-Liners 

Beth is a foul-mouthed sassy, impeccably dressed badass who is a favorite on Yellowstone. Not only is she smart, but with every single threat she makes, you can tell she stands behind it.

We couldn’t round this piece up without rephrasing some of her quotes. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the season that will keep you warm until the following season.

“I don’t speak dipshit “

“When this is all done, I’ll hang your diploma high up my toilet in my visitor’s house. You have my word.”

“You are the trailer park; I am the tornado.”

“For someone with no spine, you’ve sure got a lot of balls “

“Spanx, what a shocker you know you had an ass like a 12-year-old in high school “

“I have been down this road many, many times before, buddy. And no one who tried it is alive to tell you how poorly that worked out for them “

“You better have a big pistol in that purse “

There’s nothing better than seeing Beth put all the other ‘male’ characters on the show in their place.


As the season progresses and Beth continues to rack up enemies, it will be interesting to see what her life looks like, living with all of the trauma inflicted on her because of the name DUTTON.

If she does die in the next season, it will be interesting to see the direction in which John and Rip’s characters take.

As a die-hard fan of the show, it would be devastating to see how the show will end the romance of Beth and Rip. So fingers crossed that the two can have their happily ever after, sort of.