Meet Actors in “Tall Drink of Water”

*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3*

Since it first burst onto our screens in 2018, Yellowstone has grown into one of the biggest shows on television, and as such, each new season has been able to attract a plethora of new cast members.

Season 5 was no different, with several new faces arriving in Montana in the early episodes as the Duttons face increasingly complex challenges.

But who joined the cast of the latest chapter of Yellowstone Season 5, Episode 3?

Yellowstone Season 5 | Official Trailer | Outstanding network



Yellowstone Season 5 | Official Trailer | Outstanding network





Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 Release Date and Synopsis

Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 arrived on Sunday November 22nd, 2022 on Paramount Network in the USA.

The episode, titled Tall Drink of Water, began with a flashback to a young John Dutton dealing with wolves threatening the ranch and local community.

In the present day and now Governor of Montana, John must contend with wolves of a different species while trying to come to terms with his new role as potential enemies look on, while the situation also mirrors the accidental killing of geotagged wolves in Episode 2.

Kayce, still grieving the loss of his newborn son, tries to keep himself occupied and to help his family, and promotes the opportunity to become a ranger in Montana.

Market Equities’ newly arrived corporate shark, Sarah Atwood, continues to dig into the situation, targeting the vulnerable Jamie in order to infiltrate the Duttons.

And finally, after some real estate deals in Salt Lake City that will help hamper the stock market, Beth returns to the ranch and suggests that the Bunkhouse crew should go to a bar to celebrate Lloyd’s birthday.

The evening begins pleasantly enough, but as always in Yellowstone, it ends in violence when Beth hits a bottle over the head of a woman who hit Rip.

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Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 3 cast

As always in Yellowstone, the cast is largely made up of the Dutton family, with new faces coming and going in every episode.

The main roles in episode 3 are:

Main and recurring cast

  • Kevin Costner as John Dutton
  • Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
  • Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
  • Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
  • Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
  • Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton
  • Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
  • Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom (credited although he does not appear)
  • Ryan Bingham as Walker
  • Finn Little as Carter
  • Ian Bohen as Ryan
  • Forrie J Smith as Lloyd Pierce
  • Denim Richards as Colby Mayfield
  • Wendy Moniz as Lynelle Perry
  • Jen Landon as Teeter
  • Kathryn Kelly as Emily (credited although she did not appear)
  • Mo brings a lot, as Mo brings a lot
  • Gil Birmingham as Thomas Rainwater
  • Jacki Weaver as Caroline Warner
  • John Emmet Tracy as Ellis Steele
  • Q’orianka Kilcher as Angela Blue Thunder
  • Hassie Harrison as Laramie
  • Jake Ream as Jake
  • Ethan Lee as Ethan
  • Rob Kirkland as Sheriff Ramsey
  • Maria Julian as Jamie’s assistant, Kate
  • Josh Lucas as young John Dutton
  • Kyle Red Silverstein as Young Rip

New for season 5 and episode 3

  • Dawn Olivieri as Sarah Atwood
  • Kai Caster as a rowdy
  • Aaron Lazar as Robert Baldus
  • Forrest Wilder as Young Lloyd
  • Lainey Wilson as Abby
  • Christian Wassana as Martin kills many
  • Ashley Square as Hailey Brewer
  • Matthew Jones as Sheriff Larsen
  • Chase Ramsey as Dale Medders
  • Stacey Hinnen as Jeffrey Hayes
  • Mark Atteberry as Keith Beasley
  • Barry Clifton as Miles Tatum
  • Walter Platz as Governor Johnson
  • Thomas Burk as Dale
  • Nick Ricciardi as Bartender
  • Dana Moore as a college girl
  • Steve Trzaska as Out of Towner
  • Kim Fischer as MSNBC News Anchor
  • Aslan Freeman as Abby’s Band (guitar)
  • Matt Nolan as Abby’s Band (drums)
  • Tommy Scifres as Abby’s Band (bass)
  • Kevin Nolan as Abby’s Band (Utility)
  • Isaac Hoskins as Isaac Hoskins
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Josh Lucas as young John Dutton

Episode 3 stars Josh Lucas as “young” John Dutton.

The 51-year-old actor has appeared in film and television roles since 1990 and has more than 80 credits to his name, with his most notable performances being 2002’s Sweet Home Alabama, Glory Road, Ford vs. Ferrari (aka Le Mans ’66), The Forever Purge, The Mysteries Of Laura, Big Sur and the 2011 film The Lincoln Lawyer.

Kyle Red Silverstein as Young Rip

A young John isn’t the only character we see in the episode’s flashbacks when Kyle Red Silverstein returns as young Rip Wheeler.

The 20-year-old actor has had a number of notable roles with appearances on Grey’s Anatomy as Ethan Dawson, Blended, Instant Mom, Black-ish, Sydney To The Max and the anthology series American Horror Stories.

Dawn Olivieri as Sarah Atwood

Sarah Atwood was introduced in Episode 2 and will likely be a thorn in the side of the Duttons in Season 5.

She’s played by actress Dawn Olivieri, who fans will likely recognize from her roles in House Of Lies, SEAL Team, Den Of Thieves, Lucifer, The Vampire Diaries and Netflix’ Bright.

Dawn is already a veteran of the Yellowstone universe, having played the role of Claire Dutton in the 1883 prequel series.

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Kai Caster as a rowdy

Kai Caster is a notable addition in Season 5, having previously performed at Yellowstone. In season 2 he played a young version of Kayce Dutton.

Aside from his roles in Yellowstone, Kai has roles in American Horror Story, House Of Lies, Shameless, Magnum PI and The Baxters.

Forrest Wilder as Young Lloyd

Forrest Wilder (aka Forrest Smith) takes on the role of a young Lloyd in Season 5, having previously appeared as a character in Season 2.

Though his role may be small, Forrest has been hailed as the perfect cast for the role of a young Lloyd, and it’s no surprise since the actor is the son of Forrie J. Smith, the actor behind the older Lloyd.

Lainey Wilson as Abby

Abby was a notable addition in Season 5 as she quickly caught the attention of Bunkhouse crew member Ryan.

The role is played by Lainey Wilson, a country music singer-songwriter making her acting debut in Yellowstone, although Episode 3 certainly put her singing skills to good use when she appeared in the final bar scene.

Ashley Square as Hailey Brewer

Hailey Brewer only played a minor role in Episode 3 as she was on the receiving end of Beth’s anger. However, her character shares her last name with John’s assistant, Clara, so there may be a family connection there that creates tension later in the season.

The role is played by Ashley Platz, an experienced actress who has nearly 60 credits to her name, with roles on NCIS, Atypical, The Bold Type, GLOW, 9-1-1 and Hawaii 5-0.

Matthew Jones as Sheriff Larsen

And finally, we end with Matthew Jones being reappointed as Sheriff Larsen in season 5 after appearing as a deputy in season 4.

The actor has plenty of experience, albeit in largely minor roles, with credits on Bosch: Legacy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Ad Astra, Narcos: Mexico, NCIS and General Hospital.

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Yellowstone Season 5 airs weekly on Paramount Network in the US and Paramount+ internationally.

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