Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 Recap: Ending Explained!

Yellowstone’s season 5 premiere last week was extremely dramatic: John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who recently assumed the office of governor, already despises it, Beth (Kelly Reilly), who has Jamie (Wes Bentley) under her control, and Monica (Kelsey Asbille), who loses her child in an unexpected car accident. This week’s show begins with a flashback to a young John Dutton dealing with a community problem with wolves. Last week’s episode had a subplot where the bunkhouse lads unintentionally shoot wolves. In Episode 3 titled “Tall Drink of Water”, events are still having a big influence. This week begins with a flashback of a young John Dutton resolving a wolf problem in his neighborhood. We’ve been seeing “wolves in sheep’s clothes” throughout Yellowstone; while Beth is an obvious badass who harshly reprimands everyone she meets, Monica (Kelsey Asbille) and even Jamie has occasionally shown themselves to be more formidable than their surroundings would have them believe.  or a detailed explanation of everything that happened in Yellowstone Season 5 Episode, 1 Recap continue reading the recap at

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Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 Recap

In the first scene of the episode, there is a flashback to a time when John was a young man. He was at a heated board meeting with other ranchers who were upset that wolves had killed their cattle. A young Rip Wheeler and  John Dutton discover that wolves have gotten to the livestock. The group of ranchers talks about the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and how, in spite of what proponents of the procedure had promised, this has been fatal for the cattle. Ranchers later voice their complaints about the wolves in a government meeting, upset that the administration won’t acknowledge that the animal management measures have already had a negative impact on the region. John warns that the ranchers would take matters into their own hands if the lawmakers fail to protect them and the ranchers who helped the reintroduction efforts.

Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 Recap

Fish and Game officials don’t believe that wolves are roaming the area and killing cattle. One official tells John that “their fear is not based on facts” and that it’s based on “rumors and media-fueled hysteria.” Young John, who in Episode 2 first thought the problem was caused by people spraying poisonous chemicals near his ranch, tells the official he has proof that five wolves are roaming his property. When the official tells him he wouldn’t know because he’s not a wildlife biologist, John responds, “Name another predator in this area with paw prints the size of my hands that kills its prey by biting the hawks and eats the organs first.” The official tells John that it is a crime to kill a species that is in danger of going extinct. “Don’t call me John. You don’t know me well enough,” he says. “It’s Dutton, the commissioner. But if fish and wildlife officers don’t show up on my front porch with a checkbook by Friday, you’re going to learn a lot about me.”

Present-day John seems to enjoy any time he can get out of the governor’s office and sit on his porch to take in the beautiful scenery. There is where he thinks about things. Beth, who is leaving and going to Salt Lake City, asks him what he is thinking about. John says, “There are some memories that dads shouldn’t tell their kids about.” She says back, “I think that’s a long time ago, don’t you, dad? I think I’ve told you everything I wanted to. I even told you about my first group of three.”

When Beth awakes early to take care of some current affairs, her father is on the front porch sharing memories when they cross paths. Beth urges John to find a partner who is more than just a memory as he recalls recollections of her mother. Despite what she says, Beth walks away visibly scared and distraught as she remembers her mother. It creates an emotionally open environment for some of Beth’s later cruel and crazy behaviors.

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While the other ranch workers make fun of him for his age, Lloyd is enjoying his birthday in the bunkhouse. Carter (Finn Little) is bottle-feeding a calf when Rip runs into him. Rip tells him jokingly, “When you’re done acting like a mother, saddle up something you think you can ride.” Rip has the boy mount up to accompany them back out in the fields after making a promise to the child that they don’t transport orphans away, so the calf will still be around the next season.  Carter is surprised that the ranchers want him to ride with them again after the horse he was riding in Episode 2 broke Carter’s arm and the horse broke its femur. The horse had to be put down so that Carter wouldn’t have to suffer any longer. The horse was John’s favorite, which made things even worse. Rip tells Carter, “If I’m going to make you a cowboy, you’re going out every day.” Carter is excited about the chance to ride again.

Agents from the US Fish & Wildlife Service visit the property and and tell Rip to ride with them to see where the dead wolves were last seen, which is on Yellowstone Ranch, the tender moment ends. They saw that the wolves had spent the previous several days on the Yellowstone ranch after discovering the electronic collars that Rip and the ranch men had thrown into the river. Despite his objections, Rip mounts to join them, but he can watch the agents and hinder them from uncovering any incriminating information. The trip ends when the officers decide that a helicopter would be better for the job.

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Monica and Kayce (Luke Grimes), who are still in mourning, seek guidance from Chief Rainwater (Gil Birmingham) and Mo (Mo Brings Plenty) on planning their son’s burial. When Monica enters the house, Kayce informs the group that he wants to resign from his position as Livestock Commissioner since something horrible always seems to occur while he is on duty. He begs them for a new position because he wants to put Monica, Tate, and his family first after having a vision warning him about the perils of continuing on his current course. Kayce should urge Jamie to designate him as an investigator for the Montana Department of Justice, according to Mo. A state investigator hasn’t visited them in many years. In yet another display of anguish, Monica chops off her hair as the gang converses. But who will succeed Kayce? Rainwater is concerned about it.

After filing a lawsuit against Jamie, Market Equities shows up at his office and requests that the judge uphold their lease on the property. Despite Sarah Atwood, the ringer M.E. sent in, easily putting an end to them, Jamie remains behind to talk with him. She invites Jamie to supper so they may talk about potential compromises outside of the court system. Jamie stumbles a little bit when speaking, no longer feeling as confident as he once did. This gives Sarah the opportunity to control an already irrational guy.

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Kayce tells his father that Monica wants to bury his son on the Yellowstone ranch when he asks him to arrange a funeral for his son. When John urges Kayce to give her everything she needs, Kayce turns up his badge and announces that he is quitting his position. When his father attempts to convince him that the state still needs him, Kayce counters that Monica actually does. The two depart to choose a location for the grave. When approaching the casino, Rainwater and Mo saw a sizable gathering of their own people protesting, concerned about who will gain from the construction. The speaker, who lacks permission, is discussed as being removed, but no action is finally taken.

To dispose of Schwartz & Meyer while keeping the company’s real estate assets, Beth talks with Market Equities’ rival. Beth’s offer appears too good to be true, and the gang is hesitant to believe her. They are warned by Beth that she is a rattlesnake, but she is only interested in Market Equities and not their rivals. She quickly sends the instructions to set up the conservation easement for her family’s land after getting them to sign the agreement. Market Equities is enraged and ready to unleash Sarah against Beth with no boundaries.

Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 Recap: Ending

Lloyd is 58 years old today shocks the cowboys who consider him to be an elderly guy. (Forrie J. Smith is 63 years old) It makes room for some excellent humor, particularly from Ryan. In fact, Ryan appears to be stealing more of the show in season five because of his ongoing affair with Abby (country music star Lainey Wilson), whom he sees again during the field trip to Bozeman in this episode. Since Laramie, Walker’s barrel racer sweetheart, has returned, practically all of the ranch hands are now coupled.

Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 Recap

When Beth gets home, she chooses to attend Lloyd’s birthday party at the bunkhouse in order to celebrate her win. The poker game being played by the ranch hands isn’t thrilling enough for Beth and her joyous state of mind. She convinces everyone to go to a pub in Bozeman, but Rip declines. He gets overruled by Beth, and unexpectedly, he doesn’t appear to take it badly. Instead of his infamously quick temper and tight grip on authority, Rip giggles at his wife’s capacity for achieving her goals.

Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 Recap

Despite their collective disapproval, the gang finds itself in a pub where they rapidly become sidetracked by dancing and downing whiskey shots. Things appear to be going OK until a lady named Hailey Brewer played by Ashley Platz approaches Rip and makes advances toward Beth, who is standing nearby and observing the interaction. Rip gathers the cowboys to try to get them out before Beth can even throw the first punch, but things rapidly go bad. The brand-new sheriff arrives after a full-fledged bar brawl. Despite the fact that the ranch employees got involved, he lets them go, but he arrests Beth for severe assault when she smashed a bottle over the other woman’s head. What a great ending, with Beth punching Hailey Brewer one last time for no reason in front of all the police. At the end of the episode, Sheriff Ramsey let all of the people who had been fighting go… except Beth, who couldn’t help but hit the woman one more time. Rip said that there would be trouble if the sheriff arrested the governor’s daughter, but the new sheriff wasn’t Haskell.  Beth went down to the station. The fact that Beth is trying hard to give Hailey the finger in her handcuffs is a nice touch.

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