Few shows these days pack more juicy plot twists into a single hour-long episode than the Paramount hit “Yellowstone” — and fans wouldn’t have it any other way. Unlike many current TV shows, which dole out drama in frugal microdoses, Taylor Sheridan and John Linson’s modern Western saga piles on narrative developments in generous slabs as thick as the massive ribeye steaks that John Dutton (Kevin Costner) routinely eats for dinner.
The only trouble with this type of oversized storytelling is that it can be a bit challenging to keep track of all the many crimes, marriages, murders, vendettas, schemes and cover-ups from one season to the next. And because it’s been over 11 months since the wild Season 4 finale of “Yellowstone,” a quick refresher might come in handy before watching the Nov. 13 premiere of Season 5.
To help get you up to speed, here are nine plot points worth remembering.