“Will there be a wedding?” user u/AnnaNonna asked recently on the “Yellowstone” subreddit r/YellowstonePN, also sharing an image of Rip and Beth embracing dramatically. “Has to be, must be, [needs] to be,” answered u/Fearless-Ad-9621, while Redditor u/darkbaymare wrote that they “refuse to acknowledge the possibility that there won’t be a wedding.”
The fan affinity for the doomed lovers isn’t surprising. There’s a reason Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been told and retold repeatedly, after all. But, with Beth and Rip, series writer Taylor Sheridan has created a dynamic so raw and real thanks, in large part, to Kelly Reilly and Cole Hauser’s chemistry. As such, audiences seem willing to believe that a series as violent and cynical as “Yellowstone” might nonetheless allow the characters to live happily ever after.
Some fans on the “Yellowstone” subreddit felt the couple deserved to have something good happen to them after what they’d been through in Season 3. “Rip has earned his happy ending,” wrote u/WilliamMcGinnis, while a few others felt that they, as the fans, were equally as deserving. As user u/Jalynt13 wrote, “I have not waited for over a year for Season 4 for there not to be a wedding. I better get a Beth and Rip wedding.” The sentiment was echoed by others, including original poster u/AnnaNonna, who added, “We’ve been waiting a very long time. I hope they go to extremes to make us happy.” Similarly, u/emerzsile remarked, “I swear to God if there isn’t a wedding I’m gonna quit this show.” A few fans even went so far as to imagine the couple’s ceremony, which would involve, they hoped, Johnny Cash’s version of “You Are My Sunshine” and Beth barefoot with flowers in her hair.