Druid Peak (2014) Movie Script

Dude, come on.
- Dude, give it back.
- Stop it.
- Dude, give me my pencil back.
- Stop it.
Pencils down, please.
Get rid of your gum, now.
All right, everybody,
see you tomorrow.
Get to class, Matt.
What's going on
with you, Owen?
You want
to fail this class?
Fail this class.
But don't you dare drag
my grandson down with you.
Do you hear me?
If you want to talk,
I'm here.
I mean that, Owen,
but I can't let you
spoil the barrel.
Can I go?
Mr. Wagner!
What the fuck is
wrong with you?
Come on, Matt,
let's get out of here, man.
Where are we
going to go?
I don't know.
Come on.
Well, where are you going?
I don't know.
You ready?
Where'd you get this?
Grandma gave it to me.
Does she still want you
to go there?
I think I can play
at Ball, too.
Where are you
going to go?
We're going to go check out
the campus in a couple of weeks.
You should come with us.
Come on.
Dude, it'll be so awesome.
- Come on!
- Shut up, man!
Why are you such
a fucking pussy sometimes?
Hey, man.
Where are you going?
Where are you going, man?
Where are you going, man?
Are you going
to answer my question?
What's in the bag?
Give it to me.
Give it to me!
What, you got something
special in there?
Come on, man.
Come on. Come on, sloppyhead.
Big old mop!
- Give it to me.
- No!
Are these yours?
These yours?!
They're my mom's, man.
What about this?
Is this you?
Give it back, man.
Baby food?
Who's the baby?
- You the babies?
- Just give it back.
You want it, baby food?
- Give it back.
- You want it?
Owen, come on!
Let's go! Come on!
Come on, Matt!
Faster, man!
You're going to have to go
fucking faster than that!
Let's go, man!
Let's go!
You're driving like a girl!
Let's go!
Come on, Matt!
Faster! Let's go, man!
Come on, buddy, let's go!
Owen, can I talk
to you for a second?
Jesus, what happened to you?
Leave me alone.
I said, leave me alone!
Son, if your mother's trying
to have a conversation with you,
- you better sit down and listen!
- Dale!
Everyone, please be quiet.
Where is Mrs. C?
Good morning.
Early this morning,
we received some heartbreaking news.
As some of you may know,
there was a car accident last night
involving two of our students,
Matt Corsen and Evan Wilson.
The boys were driving home
and lost control of their vehicle.
As of right now,
Evan's in stable condition,
and he's going to be okay.
I am deeply saddened
to report, however,
that Matt Corsen passed away
last night.
His injuries were catastrophic.
Our hearts go out
to Matt's family,
particularly the Corsens...
and our own Mrs. Corsen.
Class exams are suspended...
I know you were there.
You don't know anything, man.
Yeah, well,
I'm telling. I'm going to--
You say anything,
I'll kill you,
- I swear to God. I'll slit your throat.
- Hey!
- Hey!
- You hear me?
Break it up!
Break it up, now!
I'll kill you.
Those are
pretty strong words, Owen.
Matt was a good kid...
a real good kid.
Never understood why he made
some of the choices he did.
What choices?
Popular kid like that
doesn't have to hang
around with losers.
- Can I go?
- No.
I've got
some officers here
who'd like to ask you
a couple of questions.
Well, I don't know anything.
Then I guess
that's what you'll tell them.
That's a pretty mean cut
you've got on your head.
Want to tell me
how you got that?
Dirt biking.
I fell.
Let me see your hands.
Never knew anyone
to fall off a bike and
not scrape up their hands.
Where were you last night, Owen?
I was at a party.
Where'd you get
that cut from?
Don't lie to me, Owen.
I'm not.
Some kid threw
a bottle into the fire.
I'm real sorry about Matt.
I just can't believe it.
God Almighty,
I can't believe it.
Where are we going?
I can't do this anymore, Owen.
- Your father...
- My what?
Jesus, why do you have
to make everything
so goddamned difficult?
Just let me speak
for a minute.
I don't know
what happened last night,
and Lord knows,
you're not going to tell me.
But that boy is dead, and...
I am grateful
that you are here today. I--
I am, hon.
I am.
But, Owen,
you can't stay here.
Your father has agreed
to take you on in Wyoming.
I'm Everett.
What's with the cages?
They're for wolves.
I guess we have
a lot of catching up to do, Owen.
So, what did Elaine tell you?
You mean, Mom?
She didn't
tell me anything.
What did she tell you?
I heard
you lost a friend.
All right, here we are.
This'll be your bedroom here.
You get a closet there
for your stuff if you need it.
Hey, Owen.
Here, grab a seat.
I'll get you a plate.
How do you get
the wolves in the cages?
Shoot them
with a tranquilizer gun...
least favorite part
of the job.
What's your favorite part?
Probably being
alone out there...
listening to them call
back and forth to each other.
I saw one today.
How close where you, hmm?
It was, like,
here to the sink.
He had a collar on.
- Where?
- Like, off the road.
Which road?
I-- I have no idea.
Here we are. Did you take
a right or left out of the cabin?
How far did you walk?
About two hours, maybe.
Probably went into the woods
about an hour in.
Probably in Lamar Valley.
I'll bet that wolf you saw is
part of the Druid pack.
Here's Druid Peak.
Most of the packs are
named after landmarks.
How many packs are there?
Thirteen, now, but forming
a new pack's tough business.
It doesn't happen very often.
I'll get us some water.
In the early 1900s,
predator eradication was
the official government policy.
They shot every wolf
they could find.
Killed the last one here
in Yellowstone in 1936
and declared the country wolf-free.
Druids were part of the first
pack we brought back...
13 animals from British Columbia,
part of three family groups.
Six of those animals took
to the valley and stayed there.
You know, I was
in the field for two years
before I ever came as close
to a wolf as you were today.
You may think the world hadn't
cut you a single break, Owen,
but you're wrong.
Just a sec.
How do I find them?
If I want to see one again...
I'll show you.
Let me grab a pencil here.
Know what
a wolf track looks like?
Like a dog's?
Yeah, if it's smaller,
it's probably a coyote or a fox.
Know what wolves eat?
Big game, elk,
bison, deer, mostly.
So find the big game,
look for prints...
like that.
And that's it?
Well, you got to get up
a lot earlier than you're used to.
Best time to see them is
before sunrise.
You okay?
Yeah, I'm fine.
You don't look fine.
Oh, you want something for those?
Come on, come with me.
I'm Jillian, by the way.
I work with your dad.
Must've covered some distance.
Yeah, I guess, I--
What were you looking for?
Wolves are elusive by nature,
they are some of the toughest
animals in the world to see.
I saw one yesterday.
Looked right at me.
You must have a wolf soul.
Your dad has a wolf soul.
What's with those collars?
They're radio collars.
What kind of advice did
Everett give you about tracking?
Uh, he told me to look
for elk, and then look for prints.
Of course he did.
That's what he told me
when I first got here.
Everett thinks
if you don't learn the hard way,
you don't learn at all.
Come with me.
Okay, hold that,
and hit that power switch.
So the packs are all
on different frequencies,
and the individuals are
on different channels.
We try to collar
about one to three individuals
in every pack.
So if you roll that dial,
you can scan for the frequencies.
- This one?
- Yeah.
- This good?
- Yeah.
Wait, wait, wait. Go back.
You hear that?
Yeah, that's it.
You got the signal.
That's a wolf on the move.
All right, he could be
up to three miles in any direction.
That's a pretty big area.
How do you find them?
So when you pick up
your first signal,
you mark that point on the map,
and then you hike about
a mile in the opposite direction
until you pick up
the signal again,
and then you mark
that point, too.
Where the two points meet,
that's your wolf.
Of course, by the time
you get there, he'll likely be gone.
Wolves travels twice
as fast as humans.
But really,
we never know where they are.
We just know where they've been.
Why don't you just get one
that tells you
exactly where they are?
Smart boy. GPS.
They're too expensive.
Anyway, your dad's not wrong.
If you take
one of these receivers out,
and get yourself
in the right range,
and then use the skills that your
dad was talking about for tracking,
you'll see your wolves.
What happened
to the wolf in there...
the skull by your desk?
Got shot by a rancher.
They don't particularly like wolves.
They think they kill their livestock.
And do they?
Yeah, sometimes.
A lot of other things kill
the livestock, too...
particularly, disease.
It's a lot easier to blame a wolf
than it is a bacterial infection.
Easier to blame
something you can see
than something you can't.
That's what my mom says.
What's that?
Uh, she says it's easier
to blame the things
that are outside you
than the things that are inside.
Where were you guys
in the picture?
What picture?
Uh, the picture
my mom gave me.
It's of the two of you
on a bench somewhere.
I don't remember.
Oh, man...
I saw them hunting.
It was unbelievable.
They were chasing the elk,
and they were coming
right out of the trees,
and they-they flanked them
around to the left.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, son.
Who'd you see?
- The Druids.
- Where?
In the valley.
It was amazing.
- They were coming in ti--
- How many were there?
Oh, I don't know, a lot.
- Twenty?
- Less...
- They were coming--
- Ten?
Sure, yeah.
I don't know.
Were they gray or black?
Uh, both.
Can I just tell you the story?
All right.
So, the elk were running, and the--
this one group split off,
and the wolves started chasing
after them for a while,
and then this one elk slowed down,
and right when it did,
bam! I mean, they were
right there. It was--
How long did it take them?
I don't know.
Make an estimate.
I don't fucking know!
Come with me.
I want to show you something.
Fuck you.
Suit yourself.
Your intelligence is
a gift, Owen,
but your ignorance is a choice.
Yep, he's here.
Can you hold on just a second?
Hey, Elaine, you know,
he's working on something right now,
and I don't want to interrupt him.
Right. Yeah, he's been doing
some field observation for me.
Yes, he's actually
very good at it.
Yeah, I can have him
give you a call later.
Yes. Absolutely.
Your mom says she loves you.
These are some
of my notebooks, and...
not to take away anything
from what you saw out there today,
but our job,
as scientists, isn't just
to see.
It's to understand...
to look for patterns in behaviors
and make sense of them.
Don't just watch.
Now, we know a lot
about wolves,
but we still have
a lot to learn.
And that's true
of every species on earth.
It's even true
about ourselves, Owen.
All right, you take notes.
Let me know what you learn.
Remember, there's no monopoly
on scientific knowledge.
Anyone can make a discovery.
Good luck out there.
Hell, yeah!
Thank God.
Are you okay?
Yeah, I got really lost.
Let me see. Hey.
- You sure?
- Yeah.
Yeah, I'm fine.
I got him.
Yeah, he just walked up.
He's fine.
Everett, he's fine.
Where is he, Jillian?
He's out looking for you.
Everything okay?
Why didn't you have
any kids, Jillian?
I couldn't.
I tried.
And when we finally decided
to give up,
my husband decided he wanted
to try with somebody else.
What about Dad? Why didn't--
Why didn't he have kids?
He has you.
Not really.
Yeah, he doesn't
even talk to me.
Well, yeah, he doesn't talk
to the wolves, either,
but they understand each other.
Owen, your dad has been
through a lot in his life.
Ask him some time.
But don't make presumptions
about what's going on
inside other people.
Well, unless you like
being wrong a lot.
Wake up.
It's cold out. Dress warm.
These ought to fit.
Morning, Danny.
Morning, Everett.
- How are you doing?
- Good.
Who's this fine fellow?
Danny Skirps,
this is my son, Owen.
It's a good day for flying.
Looking forward to it.
Let's do it.
Come on back.
Let's see,
you put these on,
and then move the microphone
in close to your mouth
when you talk.
And when you can hear me,
say "copy."
You know how this works.
These are your wolf packs.
You ready?
Can you hear me?
What do you got?
Getting nothing yet.
Eight percent.
Oh, yeah?
Pretty far south today.
Look below you.
How many?
Mollie's pack.
I don't see them.
I got them!
Uh, 10 o'clock.
You have a good eye.
I count six.
Is that Mollie's pack again?
That's not good.
That low, even tone is
a mortality signal.
It means either the wolf
or the collar's not moving.
See anything?
We'll send somebody in on foot.
The Druids!
Oh, yeah.
You're good.
You got a good eye, kid.
So you're not air sick?
- No way.
- Everett!
They've been calling for you.
Two down at McGill's place.
He's already gone
to the papers.
Says he's going
hunting this fall,
whether it's legal or not.
I'd love to see him try that.
He's a hardheaded
son of a bitch, Everett.
Excuse me.
All right.
Well, thanks, Jack.
What happened, Dad?
Something took down two cattle.
In the park?
No, outside of it, but...
wolves can't really
read that sign that says
"You're now leaving Yellowstone."
Oh, y'all are always quick
coming out here once
the damage has been done,
but awful slow doing
anything to prevent it.
Great to see you, too, Louis.
Where are the carcasses?
Each one of those animals is
worth 1,500 dollars.
And you can't count the damage
it does to the other stock.
They're losing weight
'cause they're running
around all night
being chased by wolves.
Are you talking
to me right now,
or are you still conducting
an interview with the reporter,
'cause I'm just looking
for the carcasses.
Y'all never want to hear
about the damage your predators do.
Well, first, it's my cattle.
Next thing,
they'll be snatching kids
out of people's back yards.
When are you going to learn
to separate fact from fiction, Louis?
Anytime you want me
to come down here and educate you
about what we're doing,
I'm ready.
But 'til then,
if you're just going to stand there
and be ignorant,
telling me you don't want
wolves in the park,
Let me just tell you
it's too damn bad.
Yeah, Zoe will take you
to the West Pasture.
It's that way.
Thank you.
We're going
to have them delisted, Everett.
I'm going to be first
in line to get my license.
First one.
Thanks so much for your help.
What does he mean,
It means he wants
the wolves taken off
the endangered species list.
- So?
- So, if they're not on the list,
they can be hunted.
There's the first one.
Anyone see the wolf?
No one was out here.
We can't afford to have people
out here 24 hours a day.
Been a tough season, huh?
You remember Cody?
Sure, I do.
Dad had to let him go.
He came back three times
asking for his job back.
We've only got
Mell and J.D. still working here
full time, now,
'cause they've
been here the longest.
Mom says, of course,
that doesn't mean they work the hardest.
See these teeth marks
back here?
That's probably where
they brought him down.
The flesh ripped
towards the back.
Yeah, you can even see
these holes right here.
What're you thinking about?
I'm thinking if we don't
find a way to keep
these wolves
away from the livestock,
we're going to have
some serious trouble on our hands.
I mean,
the numbers don't matter.
Everybody's struggling right now.
We can compensate him
for his loss,
but I don't think
that's going to make much difference.
What are you thinking about?
She's pretty, isn't she?
I didn't say anything.
I have no idea
what you're talking about, Dad.
Here's your mortality signal.
Oh, man.
That's the second one
he's dumped.
I'm sure he had some help.
Yeah, it looks like it.
No sense in collaring
the same guy again.
Let's fix it up and see
if we can put it on another animal.
How'd it go out there?
Any ideas?
Nope. It looks like it might be
time for another stakeout.
Louis is about ready to blow.
What about Carera?
Well, I need him
through Thursday,
but he can start
over the weekend.
- Start what?
- Sitting out.
See if he can
pick up the signal
for whoever's stalking
McGill's cattle.
Well, I could do it.
You want to spend
24 hours a day
sitting in a truck
in a cow pasture?
Am I missing something?
The guy likes wolves.
Can't fault him for that.
Thanks, Jillian.
We'll talk to you later.
- Bye, Jillian.
- Bye.
Hope you brought your shotgun.
Mom thought
you might want some coffee.
Do you want some?
What's your horse's name?
He was steady,
even as a foal.
What's your truck's name?
I'm not sure it has one.
I thought
all men named their trucks.
It's not my truck.
Well, I wouldn't ride
another man's horse
without asking its name.
I sure would name it
if I forgot to ask.
I got to go.
You staying on tonight?
I'll bring you out some dinner.
What's for dinner?
Watch this one.
She kicks.
What do they do with the wolves
that kill your cattle?
Sometimes they trap them.
And then what?
In the park,
I guess they euthanize the bears
that attack humans.
Cows aren't humans.
Neither are wolves.
Yeah, I didn't say they were.
you don't seem to think
they're much like cows, either.
What happened
to your head?
Uh, I got in an accident.
It's a car accident.
And your arms?
It's a game we used to play.
You better get back out there.
Yeah, yeah, I probably should.
Do you still play it?
That game?
Come on in.
C-Could we go flying?
Uh, not today.
I'm giving a talk.
Can we go after?
I think it's
going to be too late by then.
What's going on Owen?
What happens to the wolves
that kill the cattle?
Well we try
to rehabilitate them.
And if it doesn't work?
Uh, well, we remove them
from the population.
Right. You kill them.
I-It's not that simple, Owen.
Wolves are social creatures.
The pack learns
from the individual.
You get one wolf
with a taste for cattle,
you can have a serious
problem on your hands.
I get it.
One bad apple spoils the barrel.
More or less.
The wolf stalking McGill's
cattle is a Druid wolf.
that behavior changes on its own.
I'll get someone out there
and see if we can't scare them off.
Hope you're delivering coffee.
Hey, anyone going up today?
What's on your mind?
I want to know if anyone spots
Druid wolf 4-6-1-M.
Sounds easy enough.
All right.
Thanks, 'cause it's important.
I can tell.
Here you go.
You found him?
He's headed to
heavy forest area,
pretty far out by
the park border.
Couldn't see him
from the air,
but if you hike out there
you might have better luck.
- Thanks a lot, Jack.
- You got it.
- Dad!
- Hey, buddy.
- Everything okay?
- Yep.
- He had pups.
- What?
I found him.
He had a new mate,
and they had pups.
They were here,
right on the border,
with a den
set on this hill.
- Who's the mate?
- I don't know.
I mean,
she doesn't have a collar on.
Could've been from any
of the surrounding packs.
How many pups were there?
Looks like we have
a new pack.
Come here.
I want to show you something.
So I entered your data
with the data collected
from our other scientists,
and look what we got.
Every one
of these dots represents
an observed
location of the pack,
and when you put them
all together,
you get a complete look
at each pack's territory.
Nice work.
Let's add your pack, now.
This is the point
right here.
- Right here?
- Mm-hmm.
I should probably date it.
Here we go.
And there you are.
How does it feel?
It feels pretty good.
Good work.
I heard there's
a new pack in the park.
You ought to ask
Owen about that.
He found them.
Jack found them.
I just hiked out there.
Who is it?
It's wolf 4-6-1
from the Druid Peak pack
and a mystery female.
I'm still figuring out
where she came from.
Mollie's pack?
That's what I was thinking,
but all of Mollie's
females are accounted for.
I'm thinking maybe
she came from outside the park.
Yeah, we had another
pack start out that way.
Yeah, the Silver Lake pack.
I'm thinking
it's the same thing.
You've done your homework.
Good man.
You need my jacket, buddy?
Naw, I'll go get my own.
Owen, is that you?
Hi, Mom.
God, it's good
to hear your voice.
How's everything
going out there?
It's good.
You're not getting
into any trouble?
I miss you.
I want you to come back.
- Who is it?
- Owen?
- Hello?
- Hello?
Hey, Elaine.
How are you?
You forgot your jacket, Owen.
Here you go.
You can really feel
the weather starting to change.
It's going to be fall
before you know it.
School's going to be starting.
I know.
You know, she's right
about you having to go to school.
I know.
why did you leave?
When I met your mom,
I was 30 and she was 23, and...
she was the most
vibrant person I'd ever met.
Pretty much
swept me off my feet.
We were foolish and reckless,
and she got pregnant.
She wanted to get married.
But I'd never told her
I'd been married before.
I got married
right out of college, and...
had a baby boy
a couple of years after that.
We got a house in Maine,
near Acadia National Park, and...
I used to take my son
to watch the seals
pull themselves up
on the rocks there.
We had a nice life.
Middle of the night,
I woke up with a throbbing headache
and my chest felt
like it was about to cave in.
Whole house smelled like gas.
I went to get help,
but it was too late.
I lost them both.
Lost my wife and my son.
When your mom told me
she was pregnant with you,
I just panicked.
I was so scared.
What's going on?
Three, two, one.
Wolf hunting licenses went
on sale today in Wyoming,
Montana, Michigan, and Idaho.
This follows a decision
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
to delist the gray wolf
population in these states.
Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazer said today,
and I quote:
"The recovery of the gray wolf population
"throughout significant
portions of its historic range
"is one of the great
success stories
"of the Endangered
Species Act."
But for those
that oppose the delisting,
they fear officials
in Washington are far more concerned
about the cattle vote
than the survival
of this very fragile species.
- Meanwhile, only 250...
- Be right back.
Zoe, come on!
What are you doing here?
Same thing as everyone else.
Come with me.
Come with you where?
Come out in the field with me.
- I can't. I can't.
- Just one day. Just one day!
I help out at the ranch.
I can't.
One night, then.
Zoe, that's enough!
Now, come on!
I got to go.
I'm coming by at four.
Four a.m.!
I'll see you there!
- Two licenses.
- Two?
One's for my son.
That'll be 500 dollars.
Please fill in
your name at the bottom
and read
the restrictions on the back.
What the hell do you think
you're doing?
- Get your hands off him.
- Hey, what's going on here?
Why are you ripping up your licenses?
- Two hundred and forty-eight.
- I'm sorry?
Only 248 people will be
hunting wolves this year.
Excuse me.
You're late!
Can I turn on the radio?
Get that one.
Keep going.
What is this?
Picks up anything
within three miles.
What are we looking at?
That hole right there.
That's amazing.
I've never seen a hole
in the grass before.
Keep looking.
Where's the rest
of the pack?
It's a new breeding pair.
It's unusual,
but those pups will be their pack.
They're so tiny.
Geez, I got to go.
Hey, Dad?
Do you think
people can change?
What do you mean?
I mean, do you think
bad people can become good people?
Well, if you're
talking about Zoe,
I don't think
she's a bad person.
I think she just comes
from a different back--
No, I was talking about myself.
I just left him there.
At least you went off
and tried to find help
for your wife and kid,
I just took off.
I don't think there are
good people or bad people, Owen.
It's just
the choices you make.
Make different choices.
Hey, Jillian!
Hey, there, stranger.
I never see you anymore.
Oh, yeah.
Helping my dad.
We're trying to get twice
as many coordinates as last year.
Well, look at you.
Hey, I picked up your wolf
outside of the park today.
I was down
in Ashton on a run,
and I caught
a signal on the way back.
Huh. Where?
Oh, just a couple
miles outside of the park.
What's he doing out there?
Good question.
He's not exactly
a conventional spirit, though, is he?
You know he's not.
Hey, Dad?
Hey, Dad?!
Can I go up with you tomorrow?
There goes summer.
What happened to fall?
You're looking at it.
Looks like it's letting up, though.
It's just a little dusting.
Wagner One to Wagner Two.
Come in, Wagner Two.
Go for Wagner Two!
Three o'clock.
Over here.
- Beautiful, aren't they?
- Amazing.
Well, we're at the border now.
You got anything?
All right, well,
we'll go a little further,
but we can't burn
too much fuel out here.
We got to turn back, Owen.
What do you got?
Mortality signal.
You see anything?
No, do you?
Dad, I got them.
Oh, Dad,
you got to put it down!
I can't do anything.
Dad we got to go down.
Dad, you got to let me out right now.
You got to let me out, Dad!
Owen, I can't.
Dad, let me out!
Danny, can you put us down
in that field right there?
Don't go
too close to him, Owen!
If he's hurt,
he could go after you!
I'm going to kill them, Dad.
I'm going to fucking kill them.
- Come here.
- Oh, damn you.
Listen, Owen.
I know you're angry,
and I'm angry, too.
I saw something
in you today
that I didn't see
when you first got here.
That animal taught you something.
You should try to hold on to that.
- Hey.
- Hey.
What are you doing?
Trying to fix it.
Why don't you
just buy another one?
They're expensive.
How much?
About 700 dollars.
If they were cheap,
everyone would have one.
Can I borrow your car?
The keys are in the ignition.
Where are you goimg?
Hey, Dad!
- Dad!
- Jesus.
You scared me, buddy.
What's up?
Okay, uh...
What if we give them
radio receivers?
Just slow down, take a breath.
Give who what?
The ranchers. What if--
What if we give them radio receivers
so they'll know when
the wolves are nearby
and they'll be able to go
outside and protect the cattle.
Those things are
really expensive Owen.
I don't think
that's going to work.
Oh, we could get the money.
I don't know.
I'll find it.
And we know which
ranchers need them first.
We can look
at the map we made
and see which packs are closest
to the park borders and where.
That could work.
It's a good idea.
- You think so?
- Yeah. Let's do it.
Great job.
All right, Dad, come here.
What do you got?
It's still rough,
but people will be able to click here
if they want to donate.
How do you know
how to do that?
Everybody knows.
Not everybody.
Here, let me see.
Yeah, go for it.
All right, so click--
Uh, scroll down.
- Yeah.
- Click right there.
Ah, that is so cool.
Yeah, it's not
linked up right now,
but, I mean,
you can...
Like, if you-- if you put
your credit card information there,
it wouldn't do anything right now,
but it's there, essentially.
Good morning.
Better get dressed.
These horses aren't going
to ride themselves.
You know what that is right?
Yeah, it's Druid Peak.
You know what's interesting is
that when the wolves
first came back to Yellowstone,
the moose and the elk didn't know
how to handle it,
'cause they were so used
to the park being without predators.
But sure enough,
within about a year,
their behavior
started to change.
And they began
to move around more,
and because they were
moving around more,
they stopped grazing
in the same spot all season.
Lo and behold,
cottonwoods, aspen,
and willows started to sprout up
in places where there
hadn't been trees before.
Those willows upstream
weren't even there,
and the beavers couldn't
build their dams without them.
And now we got 11 new
beaver colonies in the park
and their dams have
created ponds
for more fish,
and frogs, and insects.
These aspens weren't
even here 10 years ago.
Those birds you hear had
nowhere to nest,
so you wouldn't
have heard them.
Every month,
we learn about a small change.
Something new in one
population can affect another.
It all comes back to this:
We're all connected,
in ways
we may not even perceive...
all of us.
I've never really felt
at home anywhere but here.
I guess some people need
wild places more than others.
I don't know where you...
feel like your home is,
Owen, but...
if you'd like
to stay here with me...
I'd like that a lot.
Where would I go to school?
You know, it's a drive, but...
you're used to early mornings.
But, you know, if you want to go home,
we can make that happen.
I want to stay here.
But I-- You know,
I have to go home first.
I have to.
Hey, kid.
What happened to the dog?
I don't know. Away.
Was it your dog?
No, it was
my daddy's dog,
but I used to feed it sometimes.
How did it get away?
Promise not to tell?
Yeah, I promise.
I let it go.
That's a good man.
Promise not to tell?
Yeah, I promise.
Cross my heart.
I know.
It's been a long day.
That's okay.
There's some fresh
water for you.
Can I help you?
Mrs. Corsen.
It's me.
My God, I didn't recognize you.
Yeah, I've been away.
Wyoming, so I've heard.
I wanted to give that back.
I'm really sorry
about what happened.
When I woke up,
I was in the woods and I panicked.
I was thinking about how much
trouble I would get into.
I was thinking about myself.
And I should've been
thinking about Matt.
You know, I'm-I'm sorry
for bothering you. I just--
I wanted to tell you that.
Thank you.
I hope good things
happen to you, Owen.
I hope you lead
a good life.
I'm trying to.
I'll keep you both
in my prayers.
Thank you.
Here you go, kid.
What's that?
Are you sure
you don't need bed sheets?
I don't need bed sheets.
You want a ride?
- I'm okay.
- You be careful out there.
I will.
I love you.
I know.
All right, you can go.
Well, hold on a minute.
I know it's not much, but...
It ought to buy
one of those transmitters.
Thank you.
All right, for those of you
still milling around the door,
find a seat, please.
Welcome to Senior Chemistry.
I have a present for you.
What is chemistry?
Chemistry is
the matter of sciences...
What is that?
- ...or...
- Just open it.
...the branch
of natural sciences
dealing with the compositions
of substances
and their properties
and reactions.
Mr. Wagner, really?
On the first day?
Yeah. I'm sorry, sir.
That's, um...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, mm-hmm, okay,
okay, never mind, he says,
but, uh, let's talk about chemistry
a little more, folks, okay?
We've got to have
chemistry in our bodies.
Hey, how did it go?
It was good.
How are you doing?
I'm good.
All right.
I'll, uh, be back for dinner.
All right.