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How to Watch Yellowstone Season 5 on Hulu

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Wondering how to watch Yellowstone without cable? Whether you love the show for its majestic north western scenery, the Americana country soundtrack, the dysfunctional family dynamics, or the adrenaline-rushing drama—we’ve got you covered. 

Yellowstone is currently on a mid-season break and is scheduled to return summer 2023. Watch the rest of season 5 live when it returns with a Hulu + Live TV subscription.*

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Yellowstone Season 5 Release Date

Yellowstone returned for season 5 with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, November 13 at 8 P.M. EST.

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How to Watch Yellowstone Live Without Cable on Hulu

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Yellowstone Season 5 Episode Recap

Season 5, Episode 1: One Hundred Years is Nothing

Season 5 of Yellowstone starts with John winning the Montana gubernatorial race set in motion at the end of season 4. While we already knew the only reason John would ever consider becoming governor is to protect the ranch, he continues to make his intentions abundantly clear behind closed doors after winning the election. 

The change in office puts a wrench in Market Equities tourism plans. Their only hope at taking down the Dutton family is to tear them apart from the inside by targeting the family’s weakest link—Jamie. 

Kayce continues his duties as Livestock Commissioner handling an issue at the Canadian border when Monica goes into labor back at home. She decides to drive herself to the hospital with Tate in the passenger seat when an intense contraction takes her focus off the road, causing them to collide with an oncoming truck and a stray buffalo. 

The episode concludes with the entire Dutton family at the hospital. While Monica and Tate escape the crash alive, the baby they named after the family patriarch only lives for an hour after birth. Devastating loss strikes the Duttons yet again. 

Season 5, Episode 2: The Sting of Wisdom

John throws all of the tasks, traditions, and formalities of the office out the window, especially those that stand in the way of protecting the Yellowstone ranch. Together, John, Beth, and Jaime decide to make a move against Market Equities by canceling state funding for their development project despite their standing lease agreement with the state. 

Back at Kayce’s, Monica is home and healing, but the entire family is still deeply grieving. Monica decides to plan a funeral for baby John, and she wants him buried at the ranch so they can always visit him. 

Carter, the young orphan Beth and Rip unofficially adopt in season 4, is all grown up and learning the ways of the ranch. Rip and the other cowboys decide to take him out riding on John’s horse. All is going well until Carter’s horse steps into a badger hole, breaking its leg beyond repair. 

Ryan and Colbie get tasked with hunting the pack of wolves that have been killing cattle at the ranch. Despite possessing the necessary permits, the late-night hunt made it difficult for the cowboys to see the National Park GPS tags before killing them. Killing government-tagged wildlife is a serious crime, creating a potential PR nightmare for John’s first few weeks in office. That is, unless Rip can successfully create a cover up. 

Season 5, Episode 3: Tall Drink of Water

Market Equities’ attorneys, Sarah and Ellis, start their plan of infiltrating the Duttons from the inside by using Attorney General, Jamie Dutton, as their pawn.

After the loss of his newborn son, Kayce comes to the realization that he cannot be livestock commissioner if he wants to be the husband and father his family needs. He turns his badge in to his father before exploring the ranch together in search of a final resting spot for baby John. 

And as for Beth? She’s always up to something. This week, she took a giant step towards taking down Market Equities by selling her controlling interest in Schwartz & Meyer to Market Equities’ biggest competitor. And that’s not all—she also placed the family’s land in a conservation easement—rendering Market Equities useless in their pursuit of commercial land development. 

Back in the bunkhouse, the cowboys are celebrating Lloyd’s 58th birthday (though the crew is convinced he’s closer to 85 than 58). Riding on the high of her big wins, Beth takes all the boys out to town for drinks at a cowboy bar despite Rip’s strong reservations against the idea. Per usual, Rip’s judgment was right. The night ends with a handcuffed Beth in the back of a sheriff’s car after starting a full-on bar fight after watching a hands-y woman flirt with Rip. 

Season 5, Episode 4: Horses in Heaven

Beth is sitting in a jail cell after assaulting a California tourist at a local bar. Jamie comes to inform her of her options which are limited and out of Beth’s control. Of course, Beth doesn’t like that answer and pressures Jamie to stop the badly beaten woman on the steps of the police station and convince her to drop the charges. When he does so successfully, Beth begs Jamie to give her a ride home and once again caves into his sister’s demands, but forgets about the baby car seat in the back. No one in Jamie’s family knows about his son up until this point, and given Jamie and Beth’s turbulent past, Beth erupts with rage and vows to take his baby away from him. 

Meanwhile at the governor’s office, John is confronted by even more Fish & Wildlife authorities regarding the missing National Park wolves. John sets up lunch with former governor Lynelle for some guidance on what to do. She recommends John hire an environmental advisor and conveniently reminds him that he now has the power of clemency which he uses to end Summer Higgens’ prison sentence from season 4.

Don’t forget about Market Equities. Sarah, the company’s lawyer, makes a small but huge move toward infiltrating the family from the inside by successfully seducing Jamie. Little do either Jamie or Sarah know that Beth had been keeping tabs on the pair all night. 

Season 5, Episode 5: Watch ‘Em Ride Away

After helping other nearby ranches with their branding season, it’s finally time for the Yellowstone Ranch to herd their cattle and complete their own branding. This entails a multiday horseback trip with the absolute bare minimum in terms of shelter, clothing, and food. The herding trip is a big deal, and a ceremonious one at that, which is why Beth, Kayce, Tate, Carter, all of the Yellowstone cowboys, the governor’s assistant, and the governor himself embark on the trip together at the end of the episode. 

Before the crew rides off into the sunrise, episode 5 forces Beth to face a lot of her anxieties, especially ones that stem from her broken past including horseback riding and eating at the family dinner table. The latter, against John’s better judgment, turns into an explosive yet necessary moment between Beth and Summer. 

The Market Equities storyline also continues in this episode, though only briefly. Jamie has another encounter with Sarah—this time at his office. Her intentions are to seduce him once again, but Jamie meets her with resistance. He counters her advances by telling her what they did in episode 4 is unprofessional and that he’s aware of what her motives are. 

In an emotional sendoff to end the episode, the crew saddles up and rides off together to embark on their big herding trip, leaving Summer and Monica at the ranch.

Season 5, Episode 6: Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow, and You

Despite Beth’s regular sassy-ness, it’s not hard to see that she’s actually enjoying herself on this herding trip. Gathering up the cattle went off surprisingly smoothly, so now the crew gets to enjoy a little R & R in the middle of Montana’s breathtaking scenery. That’s when Rip takes Beth to the secret location he teased in season 4—a brand new spot with no memories attached. The view brings Beth to tears. 

The next morning, before returning back to the ranch for the branding celebration, John discovers his old friend and fellow rancher, Emmett, peacefully passed away in his sleep underneath the open sky after a final perfect day of cowboying. 

Upon arriving back at the ranch, John must inform Emmett’s wife of the situation and console her, which is caught on film by local news. The branding festivities continue—Lynelle criticizes John for pardoning Summer, Summer turns down John’s request for a dance, Ryan gets a dance with the singer he’s had his eye on, and Carter even gets some dancing lessons from a cute girl at the party. 

Meanwhile, the President of the United States touches down in Helena, Montana. His arrival is an unwelcome surprise for Rainwater, while John couldn’t seem to care less about it. More political drama ensues when we discover Jamie has continued his intimate relationship with Sarah, the Market Equities lawyer. Sarah admits that her motive is to help make Jamie governor. In exchange, Jamie would be obligated to reinstate the Market Equities airport lease and reverse all of John’s new policies. Jamie agrees to her proposal but is taken aback by Sarah’s determination to get John out of the office before his term is up.

Season 5, Episode 7: The Dream is Not Me

This episode of Yellowstone starts with a glimpse into Rip’s past as the young orphan kid on the ranch, much like Carter is now. We know from episode 5 that Rip doesn’t think about the past because it’s too heavy, and now we understand why. 

Back in the present day, the Yellowstone Ranch crew continues to herd cattle for branding when they discover several stillborn buffalo calves—a telltale sign of brucellosis—a deadly bacterial disease. John rents land from the Four Sixes Ranch for Yellowstone cattle (and cowboys) to live for a year in an effort to protect the cattle. The land rental is way out of John’s budget, forcing John and Beth to take an honest look at the ranch’s finances and the family business model.  

Meanwhile, Jamie and Sarah find a possible impeachable offense against John Dutton and plan to move forward with their plan to get him out of office sooner rather than later. 

The episode closes out with the Yellowstone Ranch enjoying an evening out together at the country fair where John and Summer risk their secret relationship in public. 

Season 5, Episode 8: A Knife and No Coin

In this action-packed mid-season finale, Jamie follows through with his proposal for the impeachment of his father, Governor John Dutton, which is favored by the Montana legislature 67 to 33. 

Beth pays Jamie an intrusive visit at his house and discovers the blackmail she has against her brother doesn’t just incriminate Jamie, but the entire Dutton family—leaving her unarmed. After the altercation, both Jamie and Beth toy with the idea of having the other killed. Whether or not they’ll both actually follow through with it is to be determined. 

The rest of the episode focuses on ranching, both in Montana at Yellowstone and in Texas at the Four Sixes (yes, that’s right—Jimmy’s back!). While Rip, Walker, Teeter, Jake, and Ryan head off for their year-long stint in Texas, John asks Kayce to take over for Rip while he’s away. Despite Kayce’s initial resistance, Monica is on board with the idea and convinces Kayce that this setup could be a good compromise between the ranch and their immediate family.

Yellowstone Season 5 FAQs

When does Yellowstone come back?

Yellowstone is currently on a mid-season break. The remaining episodes of season 5 will air live on the Paramount Network this summer.

When does season 5 of Yellowstone start?

Season 5 of Yellowstone premiered on Sunday, November 14 at 8 P.M. EST on the Paramount Network. 

Where can I watch Yellowstone

Hulu + Live TV subscribers* can watch Yellowstone live on the Paramount Network every Sunday throughout season 5.

*Live TV plan required to watch live content on Hulu. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. 

How many episodes will be in season 5 of Yellowstone? 

Season 5 of Yellowstone will be longer than we’ve seen historically. There will be 14 episodes in Yellowstone season 5, compared to 10 episodes in seasons 2-4 and 9 episodes in season 1. 

What time does Yellowstone come on? 

New episodes of Yellowstone will air every Sunday at 8 P.M. EST throughout the season starting on Sunday, November 14. 

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