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The Gator Scene In Yellowstone Season 4 Episode 3 That Has Fans Upset

Contains mild spoilers for "Yellowstone" Season 4, Episode 3

Paramount Network's popular neo-Western "Yellowstone" is full of tragic and nuanced characters, and as is the case in real life, sometimes minor tragedies take place behind the more obvious and eye-catching ones. Viewers have followed the trials, tribulations, and occasional crimes of the Dutton family and their inner circle since 2018, but as some eagle-eyed viewers have noticed, a smaller-scale tragedy has been taking place on the background. Now, some viewers have finally become incensed enough to speak out loud about the treatment of one particular character. 

Though by no means a main character, Gator (Gabriel Guilbeau) has been working on the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch since Season 1 of the show, cooking all sorts of delicious meals for the main characters ... but, according to some, there's something amiss. Gator once again turns up in "Yellowstone" Season 4, Episode 3. Here's why fans are upset for him. 

Fans are sad that no one appreciates Gator's food

Gator may be a wonderful cook, but there's just one small problem: No one's biting into what he's painstakingly making. In a Reddit discussion about "Yellowstone" Season 4, Episode 3, multiple fans pointed out that once again, the poor guy's elaborate meal is largely treated as set dressing, instead of actual sustenance for the characters. "Can someone eat what Gater [sic] makes? Please? He goes through all that trouble every day," one redditor wrote. "The ranch might turn a profit if they didn't make Gator cook a full buffet for 3 people every meal," another agreed.

One person, who said to be a cook themselves, felt that the characters' disregard of Gator's food is outright tragic. "RIGHT!?? As a cook, it makes me so sad whenever they don't eat what he makes! Like, do you understand the trouble he went through!?? At least send it down to the bunkhouse!" they opined.

Some fans think that Gator might find his cooking more appreciated in the household of Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) and Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser). After all, their recent dinner scenes have showed an actual appetite for food, in no small part thanks to the arrival of series newcomer Carter (Finn Little). "Maybe he should go to Rip/Beth's house," one redditor recommends.

Luckily, Gator gets plenty of appreciation behind the scenes (per Outsider). When he's not in front of the camera, Gabriel "Gator" Guilbeau is the very real chef for the production, and the food he makes for the cast and crew is reportedly at least as wonderful as the dishes the Duttons get. "Anybody on the crew, anybody in the cast, can't talk about this show for five minutes without mentioning Gator," Jefferson White (who plays Jimmy Hudstrom) revealed.