The BEST Episodes of Yellowstone (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 5, 2020

Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

Sins of the Father

#1 - Sins of the Father

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 28, 2019

The feud with the Becks comes to a head as the Duttons scramble to save one of their own.

star 8.38
767 votes
Directors: Stephen T. Kay
Writers: Eric Jay Beck, Taylor Sheridan
Resurrection Day

#2 - Resurrection Day

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 7, 2019

Tensions escalate as the Beck brothers become frustrated by the Duttons' unwillingness to play ball. Jamie looks for a fresh start. Tate gets his first horse.

star 8.26
720 votes
Directors: Ben Richardson
Writers: Ian McCulloch, John Coveny, Taylor Sheridan
Enemies by Monday

#3 - Enemies by Monday

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 21, 2019

The Duttons gear up for a final fight with the Becks. Beth helps Monica out of an uncomfortable situation.

star 8.24
767 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Eric Jay Beck, Taylor Sheridan
Freight Trains and Monsters

#4 - Freight Trains and Monsters

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 28, 2020

Jamie starts a new job. Beth comes to a realization about Market Equities and visits Roarke. Rip searches for another ranch hand. A livestock agent goes too far.

star 8.22
213 votes
You're the Indian Now

#5 - You're the Indian Now

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2020

In the wake of the Beck Brothers, John reshuffles the political decks. Beth finds a trespasser on the ranch and learns that he may have big ambitions for the surrounding land. John helps Tate deal with his nightmares.

star 8.11
294 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Behind Us Only Grey

#6 - Behind Us Only Grey

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 14, 2019

John and Rip seek revenge. Monica ponders the consequences of her living situation. Jimmy clears old debts.

star 8.06
729 votes
Directors: Ben Richardson
Writers: Brett Conrad, Taylor Sheridan
Touching Your Enemy

#7 - Touching Your Enemy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 24, 2019

Jamie tries desperately to walk back a previous mistake. Kayce tracks down evidence. Monica and Martin attend a traditional Indian horse relay.

star 8.03
765 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Ian McCulloch, John Coveny, Taylor Sheridan
An Acceptable Surrender

#8 - An Acceptable Surrender

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 5, 2020

Jamie plays cover-up and damage control with Hendon. Governor Perry hears a $6 billion pitch for a development right on the Yellowstone, and later makes some political maneuvers. Jimmy competes in a rodeo competition.

star 8.00
1 votes
The Unravelling (2)

#9 - The Unravelling (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 22, 2018

John discovers his true alliances, Rip searches for answers, Jamie's political career is threatened, Beth takes on a new role, and Kayce returns home.

star 7.99
972 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Blood the Boy

#10 - Blood the Boy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 31, 2019

John prepares to partner with a former pair of foes. Jamie makes a drastic move to protect the ranch. Jimmy takes a shot at a bull riding competition.

star 7.98
719 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Brett Conrad, Taylor Sheridan
A Thundering

#11 - A Thundering

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 19, 2019

Kayce settles into his new role at the ranch. A damaging article threatens to expose John. Rainwater pitches his new plan to the tribal council.

star 7.97
844 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: John Coveny, Taylor Sheridan
Only Devils Left

#12 - Only Devils Left

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 17, 2019

John's enemies strike a direct hit on the Yellowstone. John forms an unlikely alliance. Kayce has his first day as a livestock officer.

star 7.97
761 votes
Directors: Stephen T. Kay
Writers: Brett Conrad, Taylor Sheridan
The Reek of Desperation

#13 - The Reek of Desperation

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 10, 2019

Rainwater teams up with Jenkins for a big business deal, but powerful new enemies look to block their plans. John and Beth groom a new political candidate.

star 7.94
761 votes
Directors: Stephen T. Kay
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Daybreak

#14 - Daybreak

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 20, 2018

John Dutton, patriarch of a Montana ranching family and owner of the largest ranch in the U.S., fights to defend his land and his family from the modern-day forces that threaten his way of life; land developers, an Indian reservation and America's first National Park.

star 7.92
1,136 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: John Linson, Taylor Sheridan
New Beginnings

#15 - New Beginnings

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 26, 2019

Kayce and Rip come to blows. Beth starts buying up land to protect the ranch. Monica begins a new chapter at the university.

star 7.90
828 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Coming Home

#16 - Coming Home

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 25, 2018

As Kayce feels the heat from tribal police, Jamie works some legal magic. Rip recruits a new cowboy for the ranch, and a beaten-down Jimmy begins to find some respect. John makes a play to keep Kayce and Monica close to home.

star 7.89
1,017 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
The Remembering

#17 - The Remembering

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 1, 2018

A new partnership threatens John and the Yellowstone. Jamie ramps up his political campaign. Rip confronts Kayce about cleaning up his messes.

star 7.86
1,011 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
A Monster Is Among Us

#18 - A Monster Is Among Us

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 8, 2018

Rip stumbles upon a dangerous and dire situation. A plan is set in motion designed to squeeze John Dutton and threaten his way of life. Monica begins a tough recovery.

star 7.85
990 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
No Good Horses

#19 - No Good Horses

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 11, 2018

The Duttons deal with a painful family anniversary. Kayce saves a young girl from danger. Jamie and Beth plan their respective political careers. Rainwater makes an ominous threat to the Dutton legacy.

star 7.84
986 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
The Long Black Train

#20 - The Long Black Train

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 18, 2018

A secret about John comes to the surface. Beth shows Jenkins a rough night out. Quality time with Tate leads to a close call.

star 7.81
1,085 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
The Unravelling (1)

#21 - The Unravelling (1)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 15, 2018

Rip faces a sheriff's investigation after his accident with the tourists, Jamie's political future comes into question, and Beth goes after Dan's finances.

star 7.80
982 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Kill the Messenger

#22 - Kill the Messenger

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 27, 2018

As the dust settles from the shootout, the Duttons deal with the potential repercussions. John calls in a favor and collects on some old debts. Jamie meets with the governor to do damage control.

star 7.73
1,013 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: John Linson, Taylor Sheridan