The BEST Episodes of Yellowstone (2018)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 10, 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.

The World is Purple

#1 - The World is Purple

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 23, 2020

John sits down at the negotiating table with former friends and foes. As the battle for the future of the Yellowstone heats up, nothing will ever be the same.

star 8.46
610 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Sins of the Father

#2 - 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 8.32
985 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Eric Jay Beck, Taylor Sheridan
Resurrection Day

#3 - 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 8.27
946 votes
Directors: Ben Richardson
Writers: Ian McCulloch, John Coveny, Taylor Sheridan
Meaner Than Evil

#4 - Meaner Than Evil

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 16, 2020

Jamie confronts his past. Rip approaches Kayce about an old problem. The bunkhouse crew looks to defend two of its own.

star 8.17
609 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Enemies by Monday

#5 - 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 8.16
989 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Eric Jay Beck, Taylor Sheridan
Going Back to Cali

#6 - Going Back to Cali

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 12, 2020

Beth shares a personal secret with Rip. John and the boys deal with some hostile trespassers from out of state. Rainwater reaches out to a powerful woman to help secure the future of Broken Rock.

star 8.15
654 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
I Killed a Man Today

#7 - I Killed a Man Today

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 9, 2020

Beth continues her battle with Willa Hayes and brings John a lucrative offer. Monica has a harrowing ordeal.

star 8.07
617 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
The Beating

#8 - The Beating

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 2, 2020

Jamie has a major revelation. Beth makes plans for her future. Jimmy meets a rodeo legend. Rip's patience is tested.

star 8.03
601 votes
Directors: Guy Ferland
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Behind Us Only Grey

#9 - 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 8.03
958 votes
Directors: Ben Richardson
Writers: Brett Conrad, Taylor Sheridan
Cowboys and Dreamers

#10 - Cowboys and Dreamers

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 19, 2020

The reason for Beth and Jamie's toxic relationship is revealed. Kayce bends the rules to help a family in need. Rip and the boys get into a confrontation with two men from John's past.

star 8.01
670 votes
Directors: Christina Voros
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
The Unravelling (2)

#11 - 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
1,172 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
A Thundering

#12 - 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 7.98
1,069 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: John Coveny, Taylor Sheridan
Touching Your Enemy

#13 - 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 7.97
975 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Ian McCulloch, John Coveny, Taylor Sheridan
Blood the Boy

#14 - 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 7.96
953 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Brett Conrad, Taylor Sheridan
An Acceptable Surrender

#15 - 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 7.95
663 votes
Directors: John Dahl
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Only Devils Left

#16 - 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 7.95
974 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Brett Conrad, Taylor Sheridan
Daybreak

#17 - 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
1,442 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: John Linson, Taylor Sheridan
The Reek of Desperation

#18 - 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 7.92
973 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
You're the Indian Now

#19 - 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 7.90
689 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
New Beginnings

#20 - 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 7.89
1,040 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
The Remembering

#21 - 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 7.89
1,229 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Coming Home

#22 - 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
1,235 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
Freight Trains and Monsters

#23 - 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 7.89
649 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
All for Nothing

#24 - All for Nothing

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 26, 2020

Beth reveals a secret to her father. John confronts two cowboys about old feuds. A search gets underway on the reservation.

star 7.88
655 votes
Directors: Christina Voros
Writers: Taylor Sheridan
A Monster Is Among Us

#25 - 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 7.84
1,196 votes
Directors: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Taylor Sheridan