Yellowstone (2018) s02e06 Episode Script

Blood the Boy

1 [MUSIC.]
All these cows are heifers.
Jamie.
Ever think about what you want to be when you grow older? You.
[LAUGHS.]
I mean as a job.
I always figured one day I'd do your job.
Take a look at that.
Harvard? Congratulations, son.
I didn't apply to Harvard.
I applied for you.
It's a great honor.
And you earned it.
You busted your ass in school and this is your reward.
Where's Harvard, Connecticut? Boston.
That's that's really far.
You wanna be me someday? Then become something that can help me protect this place.
What do you want me to become? A lawyer.
You always say that you don't respect lawyers.
Well, become one that I can.
Why a lawyer? Lawyers are the swords of this century.
Words are weapons now.
I need you to learn how to use 'em.
You don't deserve this I suppose I'm to blame for you being so angry you'd want to hurt me But it's not me you hurt.
It's your brother and sister.
Sit down.
You understand it's as much their future you've risked as it is your own.
Yeah.
If I could just If you could just what? Explain? What do you want to explain, Jamie? Well, I um I didn't tell her everything.
You don't get it.
You gave her a thread.
And she can weave it into whatever she wants.
You'd better get with her and find out exactly what it is she wants, you understand? And if what she wants is ruining this ranch with some story about me, then you act like my fucking lawyer and sue her and her fucking magazine right back to New York, you understand? [THEME MUSIC.]
So this is what an Ivy League education can get you? No, this you have to take.
It's a lot nicer than I expected.
Yeah.
And he did all this with no money.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
How can I help you? The sound of a casino making money is not cards flipping.
It's slots ringing Little soothing chimes and bells with no particular rhythm but certainly a harmony.
And all of them each one in the universally pleasing key of 'C.
' I know how a casino works.
And the cards flipping make a difference.
My best croupier.
Even with nine and a half fingers.
He makes more than a row of gas station slots in a week.
So, let's skip to the part where you talk to me about my casino in Paradise Valley.
Hm.
Dan Jenkins.
What value does he provide you at this point? You already took his land.
Whatever it is you think you're get from Jenkins, you'll get better from us.
I'm not looking for partners.
And yet, you have one.
Jenkins is worthless to you.
We, however, can offer you something of real value.
I'm breathless with anticipation.
Slots.
Only available through our leasing company.
Extorting a public official in his office.
With three witnesses How convenient for me.
Well, we are not obligated to lease out equipment to anyone, Chairman, we're simply offering you our expertise.
The contractors, the communities, the Dan Jenkinses.
John Dutton.
Whatever it is, we know how to negotiate it.
Make it stay far away.
You're 18 months from needing slot machines.
You have plenty of problems to face before that one.
The last thing we want to see is a casino the size of the fucking Wynn on the north gate of the Yellowstone National Park.
And we will fuck you at every turn, Thomas.
Unless we have a reason to support it.
And right now, we don't.
I suggest you give us one.
I feel an 'or else' coming.
You bet your ass it's coming.
Ladies.
Stirring hornets' nests all over.
They're all so scared, Mo.
They got good reason to be.
Watch how he does it.
This is the next thing you need to learn.
What I need to do is make some extra money.
What the hell kind of trouble you in, kid? The kind it takes money to fix.
There's a buckin' horse fraternity at the fairground.
You stay on for eight, you'll pull a check.
Sitting on a buckin' horse is the only thing I've seen you do well, Jimmy.
Yeah, I was fuckin' taped to it.
[LAUGHS.]
You think tape can keep you in the saddle? You fall off 'em when they're running straight, you stick to 'em when they break in two.
Maybe that's your talent, Jimmy.
- How much does it cost to enter? - Couple hundred.
But you can win a few grand.
I don't have a couple hundred to spare.
I'll spot you.
Why would you do that? Why do you think? This one's done.
Lloyd.
Ready for another.
Go get us another horse.
The balls on this son of a bitch.
Quite the about-face on the news.
You accepting responsibility for something.
Not like you these days.
You in business with the Beck brothers now? Yeah, yeah, I'm putting I'm putting slot machines in my barn.
Look, it's not a fuckin' joke.
Once they get screws in you, John, they never take them out.
Now, we can have our differences, but we want them nowhere near this valley.
How'd they get screws in you? I got in pretty deep at one of their casinos, John.
And? I couldn't cover the debt.
And? And they came up with ways that I could.
Now they own you.
Look, I'm giving the man who used to be my friend some advice.
Now, you're on their radar.
For the love of God, find a way off it, John.
I never stopped being your friend, Donnie.
You stopped being mine.
I suggest you start being my friend again, big fella, because as you can see, the walls are closing in on all sides.
When you do this in the rodeo, ain't no saddle.
Just you, your rigging, and the horse.
But for now let's just see if you can stay in the saddle.
Hell yeah! Jimmy, there you go.
One, two, three, keep riding! Four, five, six, seven, honk! [LAUGHS.]
Jump off.
You're a winner.
Rip, you see that? - Eight seconds.
- Yeah, Jimmy.
I saw.
Why is he on that rank bastard? Needs to make some extra money.
Gonna have his go at the rodeo.
He can barely sit on the broke ones, Lloyd.
You're gonna get the fucking kid killed.
He sit him pretty good.
Hey, Jimmy.
You know why you never met any old rodeo cowboys? 'Cause there aren't any.
I'm old.
You just look old.
Yeah, I won't die, I promise.
I'll hold you to that.
Hey.
Make sure he don't get hurt now.
What's next? We get you in a bucking chute.
Thank you.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Dan Jenkins' office.
Uh, do you have an appointment? Not what I asked.
Stop right there Ahh! Fuck! Do you know what a fucking mess you've made in this valley? I didn't kill your fucking cattle.
I know.
Beck brothers did it so I'd turn on you.
They did it because you're building the biggest casino outside of Vegas right against my goddamn fence.
And if that's what they're gonna do to me, God knows what they're going to do to you.
So you and I find ourselves in an interesting situation.
It's not my casino anymore.
Rainwater is pushing me out.
The Beck Brothers are pushing their way in.
A little late.
Wait outside.
I think you, Mister Rainwater, and I should all sit down and clear the air.
Yeah.
I can arrange that.
Thank you.
That was a nice move.
Wasn't a move.
I'm just meaner than you.
So this thing'll buck, Jake? Curtis been hauling him all year long, nobody ride him for eight seconds yet.
Just stay on this one for eight seconds and we'll get you to a rodeo.
I just climb on? We'll set the rigging, then you climb on.
Now this horse is bred to get you off his back.
Is there like a mechanical bull or something I can try out first? Just Mechanical bulls are for drunk chicks at the county fair.
If you gonna rodeo, you need to find out if you got the stomach for it.
Now, get on him.
Keep your heels mashed on his neck, Jimmy.
I'm gonna fix your hand in that rigging where you have to take it out.
All right? I'd rather you get hung up and dragged around the arena, than get blown out the backdoor and get your head kicked in.
Ethan, you ready? Okay.
Stick your chest out and tuck your chin.
Jake.
Pull it Jeez! Ahhh! Ahhh! Mash your heels in! Kid's a natural.
That's eight.
Get him, Ethan! Let go, we got you.
Shit, f That was incredible! Yeehaw! We finally found something you can do well, Jimmy.
You'll be up to your neck in buckle bunnies in no time.
Wait, what's a buckle bunny? You'll be finding out soon enough.
Jesus Christ.
Where the fuck are we? This chicken shit.
Now, there's paranoid, and then there's this.
Being seen with me in a diner won't damn you with the community, Jamie.
I'm already damned.
Okay, look, you're not the first source to have second thoughts.
But we're way past that point.
Sarah, I'm an attorney.
I am rescinding my permission to be quoted I'm sure they covered the First Amendment in law school.
I don't need your permission.
Listen I was angry.
The things I said weren't true.
Some things I said violate attorney-client privilege.
I could be disbarred I could be disowned This doesn't just hurt me this hurts my family, this hurts my sister Oh, yeah, what a lovely woman - My brother - Oh, the killer? You mean that brother? My family could be ruined.
Your father's ranch isn't a kingdom, Jamie.
And he isn't a king.
And you Running for an office that allows you to rewrite the rules to your father's liking? You know, your family deserves to lose everything.
I can't tell you the pleasure that it gives me to be the one taking it.
No man should have this much land.
It should be a park or a game preserve.
And when I'm done, maybe it will.
Oh, fuck Oh, what the fuck, Jamie? Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck! Fuck! [GROANS.]
I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
I said I'm sorry! I'm sorry, I'm sorry No Ahhhh! What happened? Jamie, what happened? I don't know what happened, it just All went wrong.
What do we do? Let me talk to your father.
No.
No.
Rip, no.
- I don't work for you.
- Yeah - I don't work for you.
- Right, okay.
If you tell him, then then he's an accessory to murder.
Right now, the only accountable person is me.
We need to keep it that way.
Jamie, I'm just a wrangler.
Kayce has my job.
Rip, please As a friend.
I've always treated you like an equal.
Like a friend.
Yeah You have.
It didn't even feel like my hands.
It was like like I was above, watching it.
And I don't know what to do.
Okay.
Stay here.
Don't move.
Working hard as usual, I see.
Give me something to do, Rip, I'll do it.
I got something for you.
I meant ranch work.
All I need you to do is drive a car, Walker.
Can you drive a car for me? Yeah, I can drive a fucking car for you, Rip.
Thank you.
You know, Jamie, at some point, the only way to get rid of the mess is to get rid of you.
Don't put me in that position.
Go jump in that car.
And follow me.
Come on.
Can you help? I ain't fucking touching that thing.
Go on.
Jamie? Where's her phone? Give it to me.
All right.
Let's go.
Say, whose car is this? It's nobody's.
Get in.
You just made me an accessory to murder, didn't you, Rip? What do you mean "accessory"? Our prints aren't in that rental car.
I didn't load a kayak and a bunch of other shit in the back of a pickup.
You did.
You motherfucker That's to keep your whining mouth shut.
You want off this ranch? You got it.
We get back, I'll drive your ass to the train station myself.
You ain't fuckin' drivin' me anywhere.
I'll walk from the ranch.
No, I want to watch you leave this state.
Look at me, motherfucker.
I want to see it.
All right, stop, stop.
Stop, stop, stop.
What's the matter? I'm sorry.
I can't do this.
Could you, um Could you leave, please? I don't understand.
Look, if I did something wrong It's not you.
I just needed closure.
Doesn't look like you want closure.
He a bad man? No.
He's a good man.
He's just done some bad things.
Who hasn't? He's going to break my heart.
And my son's.
I know it.
I think your heart is broken already.
And you're the one breaking it.
It's not my place to say, but If a thing is gonna die, it's gonna die.
But to kill it so you don't have to go through the pain of watching it die? Well, now it's dead and you're the killer.
You suffer twice.
You're the one breaking hearts, Monica.
Cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl snap shirts Are the two things that stay the same So when the world starts spinnin' and your head hurts There's a cheap bourbon whiskey and pearl snap shirt The shade tree mechanic is a dinosaur You can't cuss, you can't smoke Or spit on the floor If you're permanently incapacitated, you have the option of ordering medical staff to not resuscitate, should you go into cardiac arrest.
Sign it, Jimmy.
You don't want to be strapped to a bed for the next 40 years.
You're a late entry, so you go last.
Good number.
Good luck.
That's a buckle bunny.
[CROWD CHEERING.]
[HORN BLOWS.]
You got three before you.
Look at me.
If you get put on your ass out there, if you're able, get up and get out of the arena.
These people didn't pay to watch you lay in the dirt.
You understand? - I'm kinda feelin' nervous.
- I bet.
- [CROWD MURMURS.]
- [HORN BLOWS.]
And that is a disqualification for Jesus Christ.
It's just a part of rodeo.
Look at his fuckin' face! [GROANS.]
111 Chute three.
Come on, Jimmy.
Come on.
That thing's fuckin' huge.
This is the real deal, Jimmy.
Come on.
Get on him.
Jesus Hand in there like we showed you.
Hey, tuck your chin.
Stick my chest out.
Mash my legs.
Pray like hell and hold on.
[CROWD CHEERS.]
[HORN BLOWS.]
111, you ready? Come on, you ready, Jimmy? I-I-I need a minute.
Ain't got a minute.
Look at that cowboy in the chute gate there, and give him a nod.
["HEADSTONE" BY WHISKEY MYERS PLAYS.]
Wild as a cyclone I'm smoother than homegrown Short lived and long gone Chiseled on my headstone - [HORN BLOWS.]
- [CROWD CHEERS.]
What just happened? ANNOUNCER: An 83 for Jimmy Hurdstrom Hey, you just won, cowboy.
[TAKE THIS HEART OF GOLD BY MANDOLIN ORANGE PLAYS.]
What What do I do now? Wave to the crowd and throw that hat.
I'll come around - I'll come around - [CROWD CHEERS.]
I'm treading lightly in your eyes Woo! Honey I can't live a lie But a life without you could never steal me now Hell of a ride.
Let's get you paid.
What's wrong? Not a thing.
You got shampoo? Is there a razor in there? - Razor? - Yeah.
Come on.
- What are you shaving with it? - Fuck you care? It's my razor.
You've got a fucking beard.
- I'd like to know where it's been.
- You have a fucking beard, too.
What the fuck are you shaving with it, goddamnit?! Ugh.
Keep it.
You boys better clear out.
I ate way too much chili at the rodeo.
Jake, I swear to God, you better wait 'til I get the fuck out of here.
You got like five seconds.
Maybe three.
Gotta take shower at three in the fucking morning to have any peace around here.
Fuckin' hurry.
Don't you do it, Jake! It's turtling! It's a boy.
Jesus, that was close Hey.
You're alive.
No shit.
Ain't that the truth.
Where's Avery? I just wanna show her.
She left.
Left where? Didn't say.
Just grabbed her shit and left.
Wouldn't go in there for 10 or 15 minutes if I was you boys.
You're even walking different.
I feel different.
You lost ten pounds.
I like it.
I just need a beer.
No, you need a fuckin' bath.
I don't smell that bad.
Nasty ass.
Adiós, assholes.
Jesus, boys, it looks like leaving this place is getting contagious, huh? Where's he going? I'll get my coat.
What's going on? He's done.
- Says who? - Says me.
Where you takin' him? I don't know.
Said he's gonna take me to the train station.
Recon I'll figure it out from there.
I'll take you.
Come on.
You don't know where it is, Kayce.
I know exactly where it is.
Come on.
What'd you do? I told you.
It's what I won't do.
What did he ask you to do? That's between us.
People like to think we ain't animals.
Like we've evolved into something different.
Prison teaches you real quick, we haven't.
You can forget bears and wolves, snakes all that shit.
We're the meanest fucking thing on this planet.
Of all the animals in the kingdom, we're the fuckin' worst.
Yeah.
I know.
I'm just trying to do things a little different, that's all.
Yeah, me too.
This ain't different.
You want different? What's your word worth? Worth my life.
You give me your word that everything you saw and heard on this ranch stays with you.
And I'll give you mine the next time you come through, I'll be running it.
And I'll do it different.
And you'll be welcomed back anytime.
Yeah.
I reckon I oughta stay away from here for a while.
I'd recommend it.
I won't forget this.
I owe you one.
Yeah.
Knowing this world, I'm sure you'll get a chance to return the favor.
Wear your long johns tomorrow, Tate.
It's gonna be cold in the morning.
The body has been identified as Sarah Nguyen from New York, and her death serves as a stark reminder of the dangers Why don't you run up stairs.
Try and get some sleep.
I'm too excited to sleep.
Yeah me too, now go on.
Go.
Okay.
Miss Nguyen is the park's third drowning victim this year, and seventh death overall, earning 2019 a grim spot in the record book.
Thank you for that.
We will of course keep you apprised of the situation.
As new information Look at me.
Look at me, son.
How do we move on from this? I don't know how to do that.
I had no choice.
There's always a choice.
You could've jumped in the river.
But hurting yourself never entered your mind, did it? The body has been identified as Sarah Nguyen from New York, and her death serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of this section of river.
Miss Nguyen is the park's third drowning victim this year, and seventh death overall, earning 2019 a grim spot All right, let's go wake him up.
Yeah.
Let's go.
Come on.
Come on.
Get up.
Time to go.
Get up.
["ALL I KNOW" BY WILLIAM PRINCE PLAYS.]
So much chaos that I can't get through So much time none for me and you Love the way you can't stay late Take you home before daylight breaks All right.
Let's go to work.
And all I know Is one day this will all pay off And all I know Is we pay the dues while they watch the clock We pay the dues while they watch the clock - Heavy.
- Yeah, right? That rifle has power to take a life.
Whatever you point it at.
You know that, right? So if you know that, you also know that you don't have the power to bring it back, do you? Even if we wanted to.
Even if it was a mistake.
It's not a trick question, Tate.
You just gotta be sure before you pull that trigger, because killing is the one thing you can't undo.
Let's go, Dad.
You see him through there? - Yeah.
- Okay, I want you to put those crosshairs right on his shoulder.
Let me know when you've got 'em in there.
- I got 'em.
- Okay.
Now take a real deep breath.
Pull the trigger real slow.
Good shot! Look at that.
That's bigger than my first buck.
First deer.
Come on, we gotta blood you.
What does that mean? It means you gotta wear his blood to honor him.
Come here.
Come here.
Hey What's the matter, buddy? It's that, I was Hey.
It's all right.
It's a big deal taking a life.
But everything on this Earth has to do it to survive.
Even trees they're going to kill all the smaller stuff beneath it.
Killing is the one thing that everything on this planet does to survive, Tate.
It's the one thing we all share.
Now you share it, too.
Will something kill us too, Grandpa? Yeah, something will kill us too, Tate.
Might be bacteria so small you need a microscope to see it.
Might be a big ol' bear.
There's no such thing as dying of old age.
Something kills us all.
Shoot first Always shoot first There's no wrong or right, it's justified if it works And if they point their pistol Stare death straight in the face Find out what they're made of And put them in their place The killer in me The killer in you The killer in me Loves the killer in you