Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth Dutton, suggests that her character will go after Summer (Piper Perabo) in Yellowstone Season 5.
Summer leads a protest at the Livestock Commission during Yellowstone Season 4 and is arrested. Following that, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) bails her out of jail and offers her a tour of his property, which leads to a romantic engagement. This leaves Beth unhappy, but, she uses Summer to lead a protest against new developers threatening the ranch to halt their development of an airport.
In secret, Beth discreetly sets up a raid against the protestors, leading to Summer's arrest and eventual sentencing to prison.
Yellowstone Season 5: Beth Targets Summer
In a recent TV Line interview, Reilly made this suggestion that Beth would pursue Summer in Yellowstone Season 5. Indicating that she sees the protester as a threat to her father, their family, and their way of life on the ranch, the actor said that Summer would be the target of Beth's fury.
"She just has no respect for this particular woman,” the actress shared. “She sees Summer as an enemy, someone who has absolutely no respect for their way of life. [She and her fellow protesters] just come in with this very basic understanding, thinking that [ranchers] all just rednecks."
Reilly added: "Beth isn’t going to walk her through it. She’s just going to quietly destroy her.”
Cruelest of All Duttons
Over the course of Yellowstone's four seasons, Beth has evolved into the cruelest of John's children, using her emotions as fuel to exact revenge on those who have mistreated her, including her husband Rip (Cole Hauser) and her father. The number of targets in her sights has slowly increased during the show, with Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) now included.
According to Reilly, Beth regards Summer as a threat to the integrity of her family because Summer has committed her life to battling against people like Beth and her father. Beth sees John's romantic involvement with Summer as something that will harm the Dutton family and Yellowstone ranch in the long run, not something that will make her father happy.
Yellowstone Season 5 Release Date
Given that Reilly said Beth would keep pursuing Summer, it is likely that Beth will either take any necessary steps to impede Summer's appeals process or that Summer will be freed at some point throughout the season, in which case Beth will be waiting for her and hatching plans to bring her back.
When Yellowstone Season 5 premieres on Nov. 13, it will be clear how Beth will fare going after Summer.