Yellowstone Season 2 ‘Premiere’ Recap: Beth Plots to Ruin Both Jamie and Dan — Plus, John Collapses

The second season of Yellowstone on CBS debuted on Sunday, and Beth was right out of the gate. 

She not only found a gorgeous former rodeo queen to compete with Jamie for the AG post, but she also devised a cunning plan to bankrupt Dan and,

 in the process, make boss Bob stinkin' rich. (Seemingly wealthier?)The story: They purchase a large tract of land, place a conservation easement on it, and then receive funding from the government to keep it uncultivated.

To put it briefly, Schwartz & Meyer acquires landlord status without ever leasing a single square foot. For her part, Beth gets to encircle Daddy's land with a massive moat.

John, speaking of which, looked for trouble during "A Thundering." Firstly, by eschewing his present plan, he created additional tension between Kayce and Rip.

foreman to ask his son for permission to engage Cowboy, a day laborer. (Not that the rivals hadn't banded together to let loose a bull—a real, live bull—on the bar where the waiters had received their just desserts.)

When Dan made fun of Lee and threatened the developer, John fell for the same trick as well: "You ain't gettin' cut down [from the noose] next time... 

'cause next time, I'm doin' it myself." The veterinarian who happened to be at the ranch at the end of the episode cauterized John's ruptured ulcer, not the colon cancer that had caused him to collapse!

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