Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 8 Return Date After Hiatus Explained

Season 5 of Yellowstone promises to be the biggest installment of the neo-Western series yet but in order to help achieve that, the season has been split into two parts.

After the season premiered on November 13, episodes have been airing weekly but that is about to change after episode 7 as the series is taking a hiatus before episodes resume.

Unsurprisingly, Yellowstone fans will be anxious to see where the story goes next with many asking when season 5 will be returning for episode 8 and the rest of part 2.


Season 5 of Yellowstone began with a monumental shift in the political landscape of Montana as John Dutton was elected as the state’s governor.

The news was a tough blow for the scheming Market Equities who have had their dreams to build an airport on Yellowstone Ranch dashed again.

In response, Caroline Warner vowed to bring in the big guns and drafted in the corporate shark Sarah Atwood to bring down the Duttons.

Atwood quickly got to work and targeted Jamie Dutton as a weak link in the family and set about influencing him.


Episode 8 of Yellowstone season 5 will air on Paramount Network in the US at 8pm ET/PT on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

The return date, which has been confirmed by Yellowstone’s official social media accounts means that the show is simply taking a short break on Christmas Day.

However, episode 8 also serves as the mid-season finale, and once it has aired, the show will then be taking a longer hiatus, although the return date for episode 9 and the rest of season 5 has yet to be announced.

Yellowstone season 5 will consist of 14 episodes in total.

Veteran fans of the series will instantly note that this number makes season 5 the longest installment of the show yet.


When Yellowstone first began in 2018, its debut season clocked in at nine episodes while each season since has featured 10 chapters.

However, season 5’s 14 episodes are being split into two parts, the first consisting of eight chapters while the second will bring the season to an end with the final six episodes.

The schedule for season 5’s first half is as follows, with the show taking a break on Christmas Day before the mid-season break kicks in after episode 8 on January 1, 2023.

(Episodes will air one day later internationally)

  • Episode 1 – One Hundred Years Is Nothing | November 13
  • Episode 2 – The Sting of Wisdom | November 13
  • Episode 3 – Tall Drink of Water | November 20
  • Episode 4 – Horses in Heaven | November 27
  • Episode 5 – Watch’em Ride Away | December 4
  • Episode 6 – Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow and You | December 11
  • Episode 7 – The Dream Is Not Me| December 18
  • Episode 8 | January 1, 2023

The rest of season 5 is slated to come out later in 2023 after the mid-season break.

1923 Full Schedule Revealed:
Yellowstone prequel 1923 dropped on on Paramount+ on Dec. 18 and — per Paramount+ PR — will be released weekly on Sundays through January 8. Then, there will be a winter break.

New episodes will return on Sunday, Feb. 5 on Paramount+. The season or series finale date 1923 has not yet been released.

1923 stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren and it’s as much sequel to 1883 as it is prequel to Yellowstone. In 2021, the first of 10 episodes of 1883 premiered. They were mostly continuous through February, at which point it was made clear the series would wrap after one season.

One figures a similar treatment for 1923, but again this has not been confirmed. All we can confirm is a month-long break with nothing from the Yellowstone universe.

When will 6666 Begin?
The start date for Yellowstone spinoff 6666 has not be revealed but fans of Yellowstone got a tip that it might be sooner than expected. This isn’t a spoiler, but action found during Ep. 7 of Yellowstone looks to be bringing a small party of cowboys south to Texas for the foreseeable future. The two ranches could literally run into one another, thus setting up the next Taylor Sheridan series.

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