John discovers his true alliances, Rip seeks answers, Jamie's political career is in jeopardy, Beth takes on a new role, and Casey returns home.
At the start of the second season, Casey settles into her new role at the ranch; a devastating article threatens to expose John; Rainwater takes his new plan to the tribal council. Casey and Rip get into a fight; Beth begins buying up land to protect the ranch; Monica starts a new chapter at the university. Powerful new enemies seek to block Rainwater and Jenkins' plans for a major deal; John and Beth are preparing a new political candidate.
John's enemies strike directly at Yellowstone. John creates an unlikely alliance. Casey's first day as an animal husbandry officer. Jamie is desperate to confront a previous mistake; Casey tracks down evidence; Jimmy tries to earn extra money on the side. Jamie takes a drastic step to protect his family; Jimmy takes a picture at a rodeo competition; Walker attempts to leave the ranch; Casey and John spend time with Tate.