Paramount Network’s ‘Yellowstone‘ season 5 reunites viewers with the Duttons and some other fan-favorite characters. The first two episodes give viewers an update about Rip and his marriage with Beth, John Dutton’s appointment as Governor of Montana, and the dark tragedy in the life of Kayce and Monica. However, Jimmy and his fiancé, Emily (Kathryn Kelly), are absent from the narrative altogether.
With the duo’s storyline set away from Montana, the show’s primary setting, and their absence from the screen in the two-part season opener, viewers must be wondering if Kathryn Kelly has exited the series. If you are wondering about Emily’s fate and Kathryn Kellys’s future in ‘Yellowstone,’ here is everything you need to know! SPOILERS AHEAD!
What Happened to Emily?
Emily first appears in the fourth season of ‘Yellowstone,’ starting with the seventh episode, titled ‘Keep the Wolves Close.’ The episode sees Jimmy Hurdstrom arriving and settling into the Texas 6666 Ranch. He meets Emily, who is the chief vet technician at the property and looks after the health of the 6666 Ranch’s cattle. She and Jimmy start talking and quickly develop solid chemistry. However, Jimmy is initially unsure if he should pursue a romantic relationship with Emily as his relationship status with Mia is uncertain after he leaves the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.
In the eighth episode of season 4, titled ‘No Kindness for the Coward,’ Jimmy and Emily officially start dating. Soon, Jimmy gets a chance to revisit the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and decides to repay the debt he owes John Dutton. He takes Emily with him on the journey to Montana. After resolving the issue with Mia and introducing Emily to the bunkhouse boys, Jimmy speaks with John. The Dutton patriarch frees Jimmy from the debt, and Jimmy and Emily return to the Four Sixes Ranch. Jimmy proposes to Emily on the way, and they prepare to build a life together in Texas.
Did Kathryn Kelly Leave Yellowstone?
In the series, actress Kathryn Kelly plays the part of Emily, appearing in a recurring capacity during the show’s fourth season. The character is the love interest to Jefferson White’s Jimmy Hurdstrom and has quickly become a fan-favorite character. Moreover, Kelly’s performance as Emily adds a breath of fresh air to the show’s cast and gives viewers a different perspective on life in the West. Emily’s relationship with Jimmy has progressed in a short time, and the duo is engaged.
However, the ending of season 4 might make viewers wonder if Jimmy and Emily drove into the sunset and will not appear on our screens again. Moreover, Jimmy and Emily’s story will likely branch out with the news of a spin-off series set on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. Does that mean actress Kathryn Kelly will not appear in ‘Yellowstone’ season 5? The simple answer is – no. Although Emily does not appear in the first two episodes of the fifth season, Kathryn Kelly has not exited the hit Western drama.
Instead, the actress has been promoted to a series regular status for the fifth season, which will comprise fourteen episodes, four more than its predecessor. Therefore, despite her absence in the first two episodes, there is plenty of time for viewers to see Kelly’s Emily and catch up with the developments surrounding her and Jimmy. Ultimately, the series will continue to shed light on Jimmy and Emily’s life on the 6666 Ranch. As a result, viewers will definitely see more of Kathryn Kelly in Yellowstone season 5.