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'Yellowstone' Season 5 premiere ends in MAJOR tragedy

The Duttons enjoy the Governor's ball not knowing that a major accident is unfolding elsewhere
Kevin Costner and Luke Grimes in 'Yellowstone' (IMDb)
Kevin Costner and Luke Grimes in 'Yellowstone' (IMDb)

'Yellowstone' Season 5 is here and so is all the drama circling it. The neo-western drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, which premiered on June 20, 2018, has been nothing but a rave-about series ever since it premiered. It’s more popular than ever; Season 4 apparently averaged 10.4 million total viewers on the Paramount Network, and more spinoffs are in the works, including next month’s prequel '1923' (itself a sequel to '1883') and eventually '6666,' that Jimmy’s departure last year spent so much time setting up.

It is not every day you will see such a shocking opening of a booming series. The Paramount Network series stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, and Gil Birmingham. The series episode follows the conflicts along the shared borders of a large cattle ranch, an Indian reservation, and land developers. However, this time the conflicts concluded in a proverbial vengeance. The back-to-back episodes also broke another record as the Season 5 premiere broke the rating record with 12.1 million viewers. 


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As 'One Hundred Years Is Nothing' began, John’s worst nightmare came to pass -- he was elected governor of Montana. When opponent Scott McMullen called to concede defeat, asking that John fight for the whole state moving forward, the Dutton family’s patriarch reminded him that they fight for what is right. Regardless, this is not all that happens. By the end of the first episode, viewers see Kelsey Asbille's Monica who is supposed to be 37 weeks pregnant as shown in the last season. She and Kayce (Rhys Alterman) had been expecting their second child, but some pains three weeks before the due date caused Monica to rush to the hospital while Kayce was away for work. Her pain made driving difficult, and neither she nor the truck driving in the other direction was able to see the cow in the middle of the road, causing a devastating accident.  Both Monica and Tate survived the nasty wreck, but the same can't be said for her baby boy. Monica tried delivering the baby on the side of the road but it was revealed later that he didn't make it. Tate revealed to his grandfather that the plan was for Monica and Kayce to name the baby John.

The official synopsis of 'One Hundred Years Is Nothing' reads, 'John Dutton is sworn in as Governor of Montana; as John settles into the powers of his new office, he makes bold moves protect the Yellowstone from his opponents; the bunkhouse and the Duttons enjoy the Governor's ball."

'Yellowstone' Season 5 will continue with brand new episodes Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on Paramount Network.