Yellowstone‘s latest episode, “Under a Blanket of Red,” continues John’s preparation for bedtime with an ongoing look at his shower and night routine in a very personal opening. When she is dressed, Beth first speaks to announce her presence. She claims that she rarely slept alone, so infrequently made the sounds of the house reach her. However, Beth’s fear is not just about spending a night alone. John explains to Beth that the loneliness will not go away, he tries to wash him or put him to sleep, but he is still there. He tells her that he finds comfort in Beth, her company, and the knowledge that she is there. He promises that the goodwill only dies young so that he will be here for a while.
After the opening lyrics, Rip gives Lloyd the task of teaching the boy to salt a horse and gives him a mare to ride all day, taking Lloyd’s regular horse away. Lloyd’s actions at the college have not yet been forgotten. As Lloyd starts his class from an angry place, he and the boy enter into a pattern that seems to calm him down. You go through all parts of the saddle and the process of getting on the horse in an entirely educational way, marked by moments where you decide if the boy can read and understand that this is a question worth asking. Rip adds an extra task, and the music shows a tense and intense look that all is not well between him and Lloyd.
Without using Texas’ wildlife, Jimmy grabs a mile while sleeping on the floor of his new yard. An ex-boyfriend offers him breakfast and asks what Jimmy is doing on the farm. When Jimmy tells him he’s a new cowboy, the older man laughs and rightly recognizes him as someone who wants to be a cowboy instead. He advises Jimmy to sleep on benches or wake up on a slope worse than a millipede. Still, he also says a few poetic words about the value of cows and calls it “art without the audience.”
When Kayce returns to work, she discovers that there have been protests in her office. Without taking the time to read their signs or understand what people are mobilizing against, Kayce quickly strikes out at the police and knocks a protester to the ground. When reinforcements arrive, the sheriff explains that they were hoping Kayce would do a show for them. However, many protesters are still wearing zippers and handcuffs. Piper Perabo first shows up as a protester for Summer Higgins, a feminist and animal rights activist. The latter asks John Kayce to cut the charges in hopes of preventing further action.
Rip and Lloyd finally get the game between them as the team takes the horses out. Lloyd is angry that the short man is back after all he did for the farm, and especially because the man he fought, Walker, is believed to be dead. Rip reminds him that he also wanted Walker’s death, but the farm must come first. Back in college, Lloyd walks away from the group and is no longer part of the fun. We do not know what he’s up to, but he’s finally visiting the boy. As they walk, Lloyd sees sex between Walker and Laramie, teases him further, humiliates him, and makes him angry.
Kaycee and Monica are back with their family on the reservation, where Monica appears to have recovered from the trauma. Tate smokes along with his fellow tribesmen to deal with what was asked of him during the attack on Yellowstone. Kayce seems to come to terms with the situation but refuses to live in anyone’s house. He and Monica discuss other life choices, and Monica suggests that she return to teaching.
Summer is released on bail, and he escapes from prison thanks to the man who asked Kayce to take her there. John tells her that he respects her obligation to do what she thinks is right, even if she disagrees. He takes them on a tour of Yellowstone so they can get better. Although it was lazy to get into a strange old white truck with no witnesses or security, Summer goes with John, and the two agree to trust each other. They are about the idea that humans have detached themselves from nature and that it will mean the end of the species.
Meanwhile, Jamie is taking the first steps to investigate the attack on Dutton’s family further. Provides complete immunity in exchange for information to the man accused of launching the attack on Yellowstone. The man recognizes Garrett, and Jamie asks if his father was involved in the attack on the Duttons. The man’s reaction is not shown, but the anger can understand Garret’s involvement in Jamie’s face at his next meeting. When Jamie confronts Garrett, he discovers that his ex-girlfriend is waiting for him to congratulate Jamie on his graduation from his toxic family. His young son and Jamie join him.
Beth tells John that she’s taking a job at Market Equities to run the business. He also makes reservations about organizing weddings on the ranch. No idea fits John’s vision of Yellowstone. After a seven-hour drive from Schwartz and Meyer’s office, Beth tells her former boss, Bob, that she has resumed her job and business and set fire to herself and most of the employees she has dealt with. . The story seems to be that Beth is back on top.
On-Farm 6666, Jimmy wakes up after sleeping on a bench and finds two men talking about horse training. When he is finally called to start work, he discovers Buster Welch is a famous horse trainer but does not understand the importance. Jimmy controls a spiritual horse with his bags and disappears with his new colleagues in sunny Texas while the credits roll.