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The Best Episodes of Yellowstone

Every episode of Yellowstone ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Yellowstone!

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.

Genres:WesternDrama

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The best episode of "Yellowstone" is "Half the Money", rated 9.3/10 from 4409 user votes. It was directed by Stephen T. Kay and written by Taylor Sheridan. "Half the Money" aired on 11/7/2021 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Resurrection Day".

  • Half the Money
    9.3/10 4,409 votes

    #1 - Half the Money

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-11-07

    The coordinated attack on the Duttons continues as everyone searches for answers on who is responsible, and Rip delivers on a promise.

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Resurrection Day
    9.2/10 3,663 votes

    #2 - Resurrection Day

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-08-07

    Jamie is driven to a dark place while grappling with the consequences of his actions, Malcolm threatens Beth, and Monica and Tate move to the ranch with Kayce.

    Director: Ben Richardson

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan, Ian McCulloch, John Coveny

  • The World Is Purple
    9.2/10 3,360 votes

    #3 - The World Is Purple

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2020-08-23

    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.

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Sins of the Father
    9.0/10 3,171 votes

    #4 - Sins of the Father

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-08-28

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

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan, Eric Jay Beck

  • Enemies by Monday
    8.9/10 2,793 votes

    #5 - Enemies by Monday

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-08-21

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

    Director: Guy Ferland

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan, Eric Jay Beck

  • Meaner Than Evil
    8.8/10 2,583 votes

    #6 - Meaner Than Evil

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-08-16

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

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • I Killed a Man Today
    8.6/10 2,371 votes

    #7 - I Killed a Man Today

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2020-08-09

    John and Tate enjoy a little horsemanship. Jamie convinces Kayce that Market Equities' offer might be in the family's best interest. Willa Hays and Beth play tug-of-war with each other's companies' stock. Monica departs on a dangerous mission to bring justice to Native women. Beth unsuccessfully attempts to convince John to sell off part of the ranch. Wade Morrow sends a message to John by exacting revenge upon Colby and Teeter.

    Director: Guy Ferland

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Blood the Boy
    8.5/10 2,626 votes

    #8 - Blood the Boy

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-07-31

    Jamie makes a drastic move in order to protect his family; Jimmy takes a shot at a rodeo competition; Walker tries to leave the ranch; Kayce and John spend quality time with Tate.

    Director: John Dahl

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan, Brett Conrad

  • Going Back to Cali
    8.5/10 2,426 votes

    #9 - Going Back to Cali

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-07-12

    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.

    Director: John Dahl

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Phantom Pain
    8.5/10 2,905 votes

    #10 - Phantom Pain

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-11-07

    The Yellowstone recovers and begins planning revenge. Rainwater receives an offer from a newcomer. Rip gets a surprise.

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • The Unravelling (2)
    8.4/10 3,029 votes

    #11 - The Unravelling (2)

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-08-22

    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.

    Director: Taylor Sheridan

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Only Devils Left
    8.4/10 2,582 votes

    #12 - Only Devils Left

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-07-17

    The Duttons try to figure out who's sabotaging their ranch, and Thomas Rainwater breaks ground on his casino, putting all the ranchers' businesses in jeopardy.

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan, Brett Conrad

  • The Beating
    8.4/10 2,249 votes

    #13 - The Beating

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-08-02

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

    Director: Guy Ferland

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • The Unravelling (1)
    8.3/10 2,831 votes

    #14 - The Unravelling (1)

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-08-15

    A Sheriff’s investigation turns the heat up on Rip. Jamie makes a bold decision about his future and faces the consequences. With the walls closing in, John discovers which family and allies will stand with him and fight.

    Director: Taylor Sheridan

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • A Thundering
    8.3/10 2,957 votes

    #15 - A Thundering

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-06-19

    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.

    Director: Ed Bianchi

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan, John Coveny

  • Behind Us Only Grey
    8.3/10 2,533 votes

    #16 - Behind Us Only Grey

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-08-14

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

    Director: Ben Richardson

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan, Brett Conrad

  • Daybreak
    8.2/10 5,190 votes

    #17 - Daybreak

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-06-20

    The Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in Montana, fight ruthlessly to keep their land from the neighboring Indian reservation and the new chief seeking to reclaim it.

    Director: Taylor Sheridan

    Writer: N/A

  • No Good Horses
    8.2/10 3,401 votes

    #18 - No Good Horses

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-07-11

    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.

    Director: Taylor Sheridan

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • A Monster Is Among Us
    8.2/10 2,896 votes

    #19 - A Monster Is Among Us

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-08-08

    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.

    Director: Taylor Sheridan

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • An Acceptable Surrender
    8.2/10 2,320 votes

    #20 - An Acceptable Surrender

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-07-05

    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.

    Director: John Dahl

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Cowboys and Dreamers
    8.2/10 2,298 votes

    #21 - Cowboys and Dreamers

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-07-19

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

    Director: Christina Alexandra Voros

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Keep the Wolves Close
    8.2/10 2,304 votes

    #22 - Keep the Wolves Close

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-12-12

    John is put in an awkward position by Gov. Perry; Carter works to earn back Beth's trust; Jamie is in for a big surprise.

    Director: Taylor Sheridan

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Grass on the Streets and Weeds on the Rooftops
    8.2/10 2,799 votes

    #23 - Grass on the Streets and Weeds on the Rooftops

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-01-02

    To the Duttons, family is everything. However, newfound truths threaten that bond. Jimmy comes home, and has important decisions to make. Beth takes family matters into her own hands.

    Director: Stephen T. Kay

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • Coming Home
    8.1/10 3,072 votes

    #24 - Coming Home

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-07-25

    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.

    Director: Taylor Sheridan

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan

  • New Beginnings
    8.1/10 2,690 votes

    #25 - New Beginnings

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-06-26

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

    Director: Ed Bianchi

    Writer: Taylor Sheridan