'Yellowstone' Episode 5 Review: Will Jamie spill the truth behind the Dutton attack?

Monica and Tate find some peace with their move from the ranch giving them a chance to heal

                            'Yellowstone' Episode 5 Review: Will Jamie spill the truth behind the Dutton attack?
Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)

'Yellowstone' which is currently in its fourth season has continued to slowly unravel the mystery behind the person who ordered the assassination of the Dutton family with fans loving each episode that's dished out.

The fourth episode left us with the cliffhanger that heavily implied that Jamie's (Wes Bentley) biological father Garrett Randall (Will Patton) could be the one who ordered the hit. Read on to know what went down in the fifth episode of 'Yellowstone' and our thoughts on it.


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The fifth episode opens on a sad note as we see John (Kevin Costner) clearly feeling the absence of his children with Kayce's (Luke Grimes) temporary move leaving the old father lonely and the house empty. But worry not, daddy's girl Beth (Kelly Reilly) clearly knows her father all too well and hangs out with him in his bedroom. This was quite the touching father-daughter moment that had John telling her that he doesn't think he could tolerate the world without her in it. Meanwhile on a more positive note Kayce and his family's move is clearly doing Monica (Kelsey Asbille) and Tate (Brecken Merrill) good, with the traumatized child a bit perkier and eating well. But understandably the fact that her child was the one who was forced to kill at a tender age, weighs on her mind with her wishing she was the one to have killed the attacker.

Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)

Lloyd (Forrie J Smith) sadly is still seeing repercussions after his fight with Walker (Ryan Bingham) as Rip (Cole Hauser) purposely leaves him out of things as a punishment for violating the no-fighting rule. But things aren't getting any better for the oldest in the bunkhouse as he later spots ex-flame Laramie (Hassie Harrison) getting it on with Walker in the open. Ouch, talk about rubbing salt in the wound. The old-timer is still not loving the fact that she moved on to Walker and the previous episode's provocation just proved it. The episode also threw in some good old harsh facts from the current world we live in when a protest by vegans leads to an insightful conversation between animal activist Summer Higgins (Piper Perabo) and John. As she talks about cruel animal killing, John says that grains like quinoa that she consumes also kills animals living in and above where it grows, and that it looks like her concerns depend on how cute the animal is. Even with opposing ideologies, they both agree that the planet is under stress and that soon resources will run out. A great line by John, "There will come a time when Earth sheds us like dead skin and it will be our own fault", perfectly captures today's dilemma. 

Kevin Coster as John Dutton and Piper Perabo as Summer Higgins in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)

Beth finally deals a blow to former employer Bob Schwartz (Michael Nouri) when she savors the moment and fires him. The boss lady as per usual was a complete badass as she announced herself the new head. Although the new job works against everything her family is fighting for, it may be useful in the long run for the ranch as her end goal has always been supporting her father. Her definition of intermittent fasting which includes coffee and cigarettes till noon, after which she eats whatever the f**k she wants until she starts drinking in the evening gave a proper chuckle. Jimmy (Jefferson White) too, is just beginning his adventure on a new ranch with his journey to becoming a proper cowboy looking promising.

Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)

But the most interesting and exciting part of the fifth episode is Jamie's visit to the man in prison who orchestrated the attacks. This saw him offer the prisoner full immunity in exchange for information. He shows the man a picture of his father Garett Randall, with him confirming that he knows his birth father. Jamies askes him if he was the one that ordered the attack as the scene end. We then see Jamie arrive at Randall's ranch with both wanting answers to secrets. But before that happened Jamie's on again off again girlfriend Christina (Katherine Cunningham) shows up with his baby son who he fondly greets as the episode ends.

This left us with the burning question as to who ordered the attack. Jamie knows, but is it Garett Randall or someone else? And if it in fact his birth-father will he even tell John? Will he protect Randall now that everything is coming together? Christina's appearance with his child as she says that he complied with her ultimatum to distance himself from the Duttons may also shake things up. A brilliant episode, we can't wait for more. 

‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 returns to Paramount with a new episode every Sunday at 8 pm EST.

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