Inside Season 5 of 'Yellowstone', when Governor John Dutton goes to war and Jamie gets angry.

Gather the troops! In Yellowstone's fifth season, America's favorite dysfunctional family gets bigger and more powerful than ever. The Duttons are fighting hard to keep their huge ranch. 

The next part of their fight starts with a two-hour premiere and a time jump of six months. John's (Kevin Costner) daughter Beth (Kelly Reilly) is his new chief of staff, and his adopted son Jamie's (Wes Bentley) job is attorney general. 

Bentley says about how the government works in Big Sky Country, "John is trying to blow it all up." He is sure that he will use his power to stop any kind of development. "That turns into a fight between the power of the government and the power of big business. There's definitely something fishy going on," Bentley says. "Jamie tries to convince [John and Beth] that they can do what they want to do without breaking or bending the law. But they are not sharp." 

If pride doesn't bring down the father-daughter political machine—"You could say John is his own worst enemy at this point," says Bentley—there are still a lot of things from the season finale on January 2 that could. In particular, Beth made Jamie kill his biological father, who had put out a hit on the Duttons, and took a picture of him dumping the body. She now uses this picture as blackmail to keep him in line. Bentley knows fans have mixed feelings about what happened: "For a second, they thought Jamie might be a good guy, and then he did that. But I've also heard from people who feel sorry for him and who are mad at Beth for making him do it. 

No one can be as angry as Jamie, though. Bentley says, "He's very angry." "This season, [He and Beth] have deep conversations on a new level." Jamie has a lot of time to think about revenge, but he's smart enough not to act when he's just "a rat in a cage." "He's empty, alone, angry, resentful, guilty, and sad," Bentley says, making us think that Jamie no longer has his girlfriend Christina (Katherine Cunningham) and baby son waiting for him at home. "He won't have much longer before he has to do something. How does he get his life back? It's not going to look good." 

Sis, on the other hand, is doing well (for now) and is getting married to ranch foreman Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser), the only person who loves John as much as she does. Hauser says of the couple, "They've known each other for so long that they have this almost childlike playfulness that makes you fall in love with them." But if previous seasons are any indication, you never know when another shooting, stabbing, kidnapping, or package bomb will pop their bubble. 

We wouldn't be surprised if the Duttons' most dangerous enemy, Market Equities, which wants to build on their land, used any of these tricks. CEO Caroline Warner (Jacki Weaver) steps up her plan to get rid of the clan. She starts with Beth, who spied on her for the company. Caroline pays Sarah Atwood, a new shark-in-a-sheath-dress, a lot of money (Dawn Olivieri). "She pushes her way in. "Jamie has to deal with her more than anyone else," Bentley says. "She has the same strong energy about business as Beth. At some point, the women might have to fight." (And Jamie would be in the middle of it all. Bentley laughs and says, "As usual.")

The family also has problems with powerful Broken Rock Tribe chairman and casino mogul Thomas Rainwater (Gil Birmingham). Rainwater still wants to take the ranch back for his people, but he and the Duttons have worked together in the past to fight more dangerous outside forces. 

"This season throws Thomas a curve ball. "John's getting power and making decisions that have big effects on Rainwater," Birmingham says. "He has a new rival on the reservation who is trying to hurt him. It's hard to decide which path Rainwater takes [when picking allies]. He gets more and more upset." The good news is that Mo, his right-hand man, is still with him. Mo Brings Plenty, who plays Mo, is now a series regular. 

Kayce Dutton is also trying to figure out what to do, but in a spiritual sense (Luke Grimes). The former Navy SEAL, who is now the state livestock commissioner, and his smart, justice-seeking tribe member wife, Monica, are expecting their second child (Kelsey Asbille). Last season, Mo and Rainwater helped Kayce go on a vision quest by herself, which led to one of the most talked-about moments of the show: During his time alone and fasting in the wilderness, Kayce told Monica, "I saw the end of us." 

"Oh, man, now we know what it means. "In the first two episodes, you'll get a sense of it," says Asbille. "It becomes a strength by the end of the season." 

Kayce and Monica change their minds after trying for years to stay away from the Duttons. Asbille says, "This season, they realize how important they are to protecting the ranch." John's way of life is always in danger. As a Native American woman, Monica is. She realizes that not only do they have that in common, but she is also part of the Yellowstone legacy. 

Even with this new connection, the couple's marriage, which has been rough at times, is put to the test again. Asbille says, "Monica and Kayce go through something sad, but it pulls their hearts in different directions and makes them different, in some ways for the better." "They're getting better." 

Kayce goes back to the reservation for a while so that his son Tate can learn more about his heritage. Birmingham hints at "a very powerful scene," but she also says that "the nature of Indigenous culture is always embedded in the ways we deal with challenges and difficulties of loss." 

You can be sure that this epic land war will take more than one life. But in the darkness, there is a new light. Lainey Wilson, a country music singer, joins the cast as Abby, a singer from Louisiana who sings at the local watering hole. Taylor Sheridan, the boss of Yellowstone, wrote the part just for the rising star, whose music has been used on the show's soundtrack before.


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