So with two of Yellowstone’s leading stars tipping Carter to run before he becomes indebted to the ranch, could it spell an exit for the youngster?
After all, while Rip and John may be warming to having him around, it takes a lot of effort to earn their trust and respect.
If he pushes Beth too far again – like the shopping trip – or gets on the wrong side of Rip, they may well kick him off the ranch.
Or once Carter learns the significance of the brand, perhaps he’ll seek care elsewhere.
Fans will have to tune into the rest of season four to find out if the Yellowstone newcomer will make an early exit.
Yellowstone season 4 airs Sundays on the Paramount Network in the USA. A UK release date is yet to be announced.