Reservation Dogs (2021) s02e06 Episode Script


Can you make sure it's level?
Is it straight?
- Hmm.
- Yeah, it looks fine.
Looks straight.
Can I go now?
You think you can throw a party in
our house and no one's gonna find out?
You're staying.
Besides, I invited all your friends.
Cheese, Willie Jack, Elora.
You and Elora okay?
Just some old shit
she hasn't apologized for yet.
It's pretty weird.
I'm sure you guys will be fine.
Well, if she does it again, we're done.
If you say so.
But trust me,
that's not how family works.
Wake up, pup.
They start handing out
gift cards or what?
What gift cards?
I don't know. Sonics.
- Right, Cheese?
- Yeah.
- 15 bucks.
- 15 bu
Twofer Tuesdays.
We're going there after.
This is my first time
hearin' about this.
It's the only
reason why we came here, Bear.
Where do you want to sit?
Come on, it's okay.
She has her own friends, fawk.
I'm not getting lice. Fuck.
Hi, welcome!
Thank you, everyone, for coming.
- Use this.
- I don't need that.
Then why did we buy it, then?
- Yo, fawk.
- Okay.
Oh, my God.
Welcome, everyone.
Thank you so much for coming
to our annual youth summit,
"Native American Reclamation
and Decolonization Symposium."
I would like to bring up Elder Fixico
to start us off
with an opening ceremony.
Oh, no, no, no.
- Use the mic.
- No.
Would everyone please stand?
Take hands.
We stand here as the first
people to walk on this land.
The greedy whites took our lands.
Well, maybe another time.
We must honor the four directions.
Let us face the East,
where our relative here
is from as well,
and greet our Grandfather Sun.
Let us face the South,
and honor our southern relatives
Mexico and Central and South America.
Let us face the North.
Just pick a way. Pick a way.
- Uh I'm not sure
- It's this way.
I hope you're as excited as I am today
to welcome two outstanding role models.
I've been DMing them
for the past two years,
and I'm excited for the opportunity
to have them on our reservation.
MissM8tri@rch and Augusto
Hau. Hau. Anpetu waste,
my young relatives.
MissM8tri@rch imaciapiyelo.
I am a PhD student at Dartmouth.
An auntie, a beader,
a a sister and a friend.
But before we get started today,
I want to take a moment
to acknowledge the traditional
caretakers of this land,
the Caddo, the Osage,
and the Muscogee, of course.
But before them were
our Neanderthal relatives,
so acknowledge them.
And before that, even,
the Dinosaur Nation,
Dinosaur Oyate, you know?
- Before that, the Star People.
- Mm.
Also, our reptilian relatives,
- above and below earth.
- Mm.
Yeah. And the people
who will come after us
and take care of this land
once we are gone,
because, someday, we will die.
So just blessings everywhere.
for having me
in your sacred space today.
Before I say anything,
I want to say some things.
Name is Augusto Firekeeper.
Now, it's not traditional for me
to talk about my accomplishments,
but what I can say is I'm a actor,
model, poet,
Good one, at that.
Normally, I couldn't say
this about myself.
But others have said it,
so I'll say it.
- I'm a young elder.
- Mm.
I carry knowledge beyond
my years and experience.
in the back, there, aunties.
Keep it together.
He's not single.
We've got some great sessions
planned today
Uh, also, you got to stay till
the end to get your gift card.
Thank you so much.
- Oh, man
- Seriously?
These notebooks are your new journals.
Give them a Native name.
Decolonize them.
That is beautiful.
To start things off today,
I want everybody to think of
a happy memory in your life.
What if you've never been happy?
Write about how
you've never been happy.
Shit. White
Steve, you got to write mine.
It can be anything.
A time you went to
your favorite restaurant,
or a time you did something
that you were proud of.
I will give you all ten minutes
to write it down.
Oh, shit.
You one of us now, man.
Aho, yeah!
And that
was the happiest day of my life.
I made the most
beautiful thing I have ever seen.
Painting relaxes me.
Art is a wonderful creative outlet.
Thank you for sharing, nephew.
That was, that was beautiful.
All right.
Who else hasn't gone?
What about you?
I didn't know we had
to read 'em out loud.
That's okay. We're all friends here.
As if. Fawk.
- These are my enemies.
- No.
That is a colonized
way of thinking, sister.
We never had enemies
amongst our own back in the day.
We could fight, yes, but
mostly we just made love, ate berries.
Sometimes the deer would even
eat out of our palms. It was beautiful.
These are your people.
Go ahead.
"One time, when I was little,
"my brother taught me
how to ride a bike
"in the alley behind my dad's house.
"We was out there forever
"when I looked up and realized
"the fucker had let go of the bike.
"I was pissed until I realized I
was actually riding it on my own.
"It was scary,
but, like, in a good way.
I knew he was gonna
catch me if I fell."
Or whatever.
That was beautiful.
There is nothing like
the feeling of being free
and safe at the same time.
Okay, we're gonna have
a little fun here.
It's called the potato dance.
Uh, you guys.
Now, the potato is a symbol
- of trust.
- Fuck.
So when
I start the song, I want
you and your partner
to hold that potato trust
in between your third eyes
to keep it from falling.
Let's do this.
All right.
We doing this or what?
Fuck it.
Please, bro,
don't fuck this shit up.
It takes two, fucker.
- Stay on beat, come on.
- One, two.
- One, two.
- That's what I'm doing.
- You ever see Squids Games?
- Shh.
- Stop moving.
- I'm dancing.
You have to dance.
- You smell so good.
- Ugh.
- All right, I
- What?
We could've won that. Hey. No.
I want that.
Yo, what the fuck are you doing,
man? Stay on beat.
I'm on beat, bitch.
Like, what the fuck
you think we're doing?
- Shut up, shut up, I got to focus.
- What do you mean?
- You're the one that fucking
- Shut up, shut up, just shut the fuck up.
Doing good.
All right, let's get
a little lower now.
Go low.
Oh, shit.
You're losing rhythm, White Steve.
What even is rhythm? I'm trying.
Go low, go low.
- What the fuck?
- Oh, shit.
All right, we got our
winners here. Congratulations.
Oh, shit.
We would've won.
Jackie's got a flat-ass forehead.
Hey. Everyone here's having
a good time but you.
Hey, Bear.
They gave me an extra fry bread.
Do you want it?
What up?
Brothers. What's good?
See you growing that topknot.
I'm growing it out a little.
Well, it makes my spirit happy
seeing that I can inspire young Natives
such as yourself to grow their hair.
I just met you today.
What about you? When are you
gonna grow that manhood out?
Can I?
So, where you from?
I'm from the Lakota Oyate
in Pine Ridge.
- That's cool.
- Mm-hmm.
My uncle's that.
Well, what's it like there?
actually, I am from the Bay Area.
Oh. City Indian. Cool.
That's cool.
That's awesome, actually.
My body grew up in the Bay Area,
but my spirit lives with my ancestors.
I'm going home soon,
to make a documentary
about the youth that don't have
a fighting chance.
- Oh, for real?
- Mm-hmm.
- Bear makes documentaries all the time.
- Oh?
Yeah, we go spray-painting
and we walk around, make actual art.
- Mm.
- Fight.
Fuckin' go steal shit.
I would love to put that
in my documentary.
You're not eating?
Why not?
That bitch knows I work here.
Probably put medicine on the beans.
For what?
I snagged her man.
And her son.
Not at the same time.
It was, like, days apart.
My young ones, you do not
have to go through
hard things in life alone.
Sometimes, when things seem impossible,
that is when you can rely
on your own people
to keep you on the red road.
Go ahead and start guiding
your partners.
- Okay.
- Ready?
- Yeah, you ready?
- Oh.
Do Go forward.
Yeah, like two big steps.
- Yep.
- Big steps.
- Shit.
- Yeah.
- I dig down ♪
- Right.
Right another step.
Yeah, okay. Forward, like, two steps.
Okay, and then one step
to your left.
Going, keep going, keep going,
keep going, keep going
Uh, stop.
Uh, one step to your left.
Yup. Another one. Little one.
Turn your body left.
Go straight.
Go straight, go straight,
go straight. Stop.
Now reach in your pocket
and grab some change.
What do you need the money for?
Just put it in
and start pressing buttons.
All right, keep straight.
- I said, keep straight.
- This is straight.
Bro, that's fucking sideways.
Why do you have to say it like that?
Like what?
I'm just saying, move forward.
Okay, forward. You could say it
with a little bit of respect.
Respect? Okay.
Go forward another step and then right.
Yeah, respect.
Like, you never thought
the shit you do affects people?
Okay. I can respect that.
I just
I hope that you can respect
that I'm trying, also.
Okay, two steps to your right.
I can because I'm gonna be
the bigger man. Fuck.
Okay, um,
and then two steps to your right.
Hear that? Grab.
What are you doing?
Okay, now take five long steps forward.
So, are we good?
I don't know yet, man.
Yeah, yeah, keep going.
Aho. Our young relatives,
Bear and Elora Danan have
crossed the sacred finish line!
Their trust is strong today.
Okay, you two young matriarchs
come forward.
- Fuck that.
- No fuckin' way.
Nervousness is Creator's way
of letting you know
you're about to break through.
Le-le-le-le, le-le-le-le,
le-le-le-le, le-le-le-le ♪
Le-le-le. ♪
I want you to stand like this.
I need you
to put your arms out like this,
like Jesus did for you,
and be ready to catch your sister here.
Fuck. She's not my sister.
- This bitch is gonna drop me.
- No.
I want my Sonics. Fuck.
I'm not gonna fuck this up.
All right, on the count of three,
I want you to put your full faith
in your sister, Willie Jack.
That's for jumping my bro, sister.
What's your fucking problem?
I don't know.
You better go get your brother
to put those training wheels back on.
Willie Jack, that was fucked up.
What'd I do?
Her brother died.
Yeah, like Daniel.
The fuck, man? I didn't know that.
I'm so proud of you young ones.
Just being here today is
an act of decolonization.
what-what exactly do you mean
when you say "decolonization"?
Well, decolonization is
the undoing of colonialism.
Well, I-I know the definition,
um, but I was asking, uh,
how are the things we did today
supposed to do anything?
Well, uh, I like to think
- Allow me to speak for you, sister.
- Mm-hmm.
We here as Indigenous people
are braiding together
the hairs of our ancestral ways.
That is decolonization.
Yeah, that doesn't make any sense.
Keep thinking
- for yourself and asking questions.
- Yup.
I'm so glad that I was able
to give you that gift today.
You're welcome, little brother.
Shall we close out?
Youth of this space.
Yes, the space here,
but also the space with the
suns and the stars.
This land is your land.
This land is their land,
our ancestor's land.
- Powerful.
- Mm-hmm.
We are not dead. We are still here.
Not like our ancestors.
But some of their dreams were made.
We are still here.
I'm about to not be here.
are still
Follow me
at AugustoFireKeeper exclamation point.
And me at "Miss Matriarch."
That's @M-A-8 riarch.
The other spelling was taken.
about before.
I didn't know you lost a brother.
That's fucked up.
No wonder why
you act solid all the time.
I mean, it's cool he taught you
how to ride a bike
and stuff.
Watch your fucking back.
Well, fuck you, too, then.
How many tater tots
do you think are in a large?
I don't know.
Like, 25, 20 or some shit.
- Hey.
- Hey, Elora.
Y'all seen Jackie? She's my ride.
She must've took off.
I don't blame her.
That was fucked up.
What was fucked up?
Willie Jack dropping her
and talking shit on her dead brother.
It's fucked.
Are you serious right now?
I mean, come on, bro.
Willie Jack didn't even know.
And you're just automatically
taking Jackie's side?
- What are you talking about, "side"?
- No, I
It's all fucked up.
Come on. You can't fault
Willie Jack for being loyal.
Not like you know anything about that.
I mean, to be honest, I don't even know
why you came here today.
All you've done is just
showed up and act like
everybody's supposed
to get along. And I mean,
come on. You never even
once said, "I'm sorry, Bear,"
or, "I fucked up," or, "Thanks
for fucking being there."
I mean, all you've done
is shit on your friends and
expect us to show up for you.
Honestly, you're gonna end up
exactly like your grandma
Alone until it's too late.
What a big fucking man.
Seriously, Bear,
you're just living
in some kid fucking drama.
Maybe you can't see
how sorry I am because
you can't fucking see
outside of yourself.
I'm sorry I hurt you.
I am. But fucking hearing all this,
I'm not sorry I left you.
- Elora!
- Don't
talk to me for a while, Bear.
That was really awkward for me.
Cheese, fuck off, man.
Jumped across the street
and is parked backwards.
I may not know
where I keep my keys,
but I know where I parked my car.
Hear it like a pounce
upon a peak, oh ♪
Look at what the light did now ♪
Bear it like a bounce
upon the beak, oh ♪
Look at what the light did now. ♪
Maybe it was Ted the cat,
marking his territory.
And who finished
this whole box of cookies?
I'm supposed to serve these
to my book club tonight.
Oh, look at what the light did now ♪
Look at what the light did now ♪
Look at what the light did now ♪
Ooh, do-do, do, do-do ♪
Do, do-do, do, do ♪
Do, do-do, do, do-do ♪
Do, do-do, do, do ♪
We'll meet soon as nephews, nieces ♪
Look at what the light did now ♪
Oh, look at what the light did now ♪
Look at what the light did now ♪
Do, do-do, do, do-do ♪
Do, do-do, do, do ♪
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