Yellowstone (2018–…): Season 1, Episode 4 - The Long Black Train - full transcript

A secret about John comes to the surface; Berh shows Jenkins a rough night out; Quality time with Tate leads to a close call.

I got you another.

- Mornin'.
- Eh.

What does the day bring us?

No tellin', Rip, but I know...

I know this is the best it'll be.

Well, I guess it's all kind of downhill

from here, huh?

- Let's go to work.
- Yes, sir.

- Whoa, whoa!
- Hey, let's go!

Jimmy, get your shit together.

Start to move now. Come on.


I'll keep you posted, but now...

Yeah, I don't know.

Seal this whole area off.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

How big of an area
are you talking about here?

Look, I gotta get a drill
in the ground today.

I don't think you're
gonna be drilling today.

Look, for all we know,

these bones are goddamn relics.

You said the hole was new.

Doesn't mean the bones are.

If you thought these bones were old,
you'd have never called.

You'd have sold 'em on eBay
and kept on digging.

Hey, you know what?
I'm calling our attorney.

- This is bullshit.
- Yeah, knock yourself out.

You know what? Fuck that.

All right, this is a violation
of our lease agreement.

For all you know, these are the bones

of some Mormon that got lost
and somebody scalped!

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, hey, hey, hey.

Looks pretty fuckin' fresh to me.

How big an area you want sealed?

To the fucking horizon.

Rip, you got stragglers in the timber.

We're coming at you.

We got stragglers in the trees.
I want you to come with me.

- Uh...
- I ain't asking

your fucking permission, Jimmy,
I'm telling you.

Now let's go.

- Keep up, let's go.
- I thought you said

running the horses
makes the cattle nervous?

What do you think that chopper's doing?

Now let's go, keep up. Come on.

We got a pretty good group
down there, let's...

Let's swing 'em out wide.

Oh, Jesus Christ.

Don't cut your horse.

Get up!

Somebody get Jimmy's horse.


Help shit-for-brains with his horse.

Start drivin' em this way, God damn it!


Hey, hey.


Get a hold of the rein
before you take the rope off.


At least you're starting
to walk like a cowboy.

I don't think I'm cut out for this.

Nobody is, Jimmy.

It's gotta be cut into you.

Where's your hat?

Well, find it.
Don't come back without it.

They'll never let you live it down.


Where are the kids?

Watchin' a show.

You want me to finish all this?

Looks like a suicide. It's not what it is.

No job, three kids, no food.

And my dad certainly
can't take care of 'em.

We can't.

Samantha's parents, they do pretty good.

They got a nice house in Seattle.

Only problem is, they won't speak to her.

Knew if she asked, they'd say no.

Now they can't say no.

It wasn't a suicide. It was a sacrifice.



Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Come on. Come on.


When are they coming?

Noon, I think.

It's a long drive.

It'll be better for them.

Get far away from here.

But for here, it won't be long
before there's no one left.

'Course, that's been the plan
since the beginning.

If we're gonna remain a family,
we should probably leave too.

They win again.

Hey, can you do me a favor?

Take Tate out of here?

I just don't want him
to watch his cousins leave.

He'll ask questions
I don't know how to answer.

Where you want me to take him?

Just away.

Tate, come see your dad.


Am I in trouble?

No, buddy.

Far from it.

You wanna go see your grandpa?

- Which one?
- Mine.

Watch her!

Close it up!

There's three more coming up, now.

Mr. Dutton.

Mr. Dutton!

Let's get that bald-faced bastard.

Hey, Lloyd. Lloyd!

Let's start moving these red-tag heifers

- into the trailers!
- Okay.


That ain't good.

If a horse moved beneath me
like that today,

my prostate would fall on the ground

right in front of me.

My son's gonna have his hide
for ridin' at all.

He's got colon cancer.

My boy's his doctor,
and he just cut two feet

out of his colon last week.


She's asking for Mr. Jenkins.

Did you tell her there was no smoking?

- Yes, sir.
- Then why

is she still smoking?

It's, um... I... I don't...

She made a rather compelling
argument, sir.

- Pardon me, ma'am.
- Ma'am?


"Miss" should really only be applied

to a woman younger
or just reaching marrying age,

which, in the era this bullshit
became common vernacular,

was around 13.

And since I am clearly
beyond that milestone

and I'm clearly not married,

the proper term for me would be "maiden."

But if you call me "maiden," Alfred,

I'm gonna stab you in the eye
with this fuckin' fork.

We have a no smoking policy.


Well, looks to me like the whole place
is smoking, Alfred.

Unless the policy's
just against me smoking,

which I find hard to believe
because I've never been here before.

- What do you want?
- To make a scene.

You ready to watch that happen?

I'll get Mr. Jenkins for you.

I'd appreciate it.

Hey, tattle-tale.

Bring me another.

And she wondered why
I wanted her to move away.

She's not wondering anymore.

Anything I can do,
just please let me know.

Hey, John.

What'd we say, Emmett?

That stallion was giving you
a hell of a time,

but you didn't give an inch.

I never do.

How you feelin', John?

Hungry and tired.

I mean long term.

'Cause we need a Commissioner
that got clear eyes.

It's... It's a big fight
ahead of us, John.

Who told you?

Mickey said you got cancer.

Had, Emmett.

They cut it out.

We're not young men, John.

Maybe a younger man should step in.

Well, name the man.

You know him, Emmett?

No, I don't either.
So you're stuck with me.

- So you're saying he got it all?
- Yeah, he got it all.

Then we don't have
to talk about this again.

To anyone.

You understand?

You make sure Mickey understands it too.

How you doin'?

Don't know, yet.

This day keeps punching.


Wife wanted me out of the house.

I've run out of ideas
of how to entertain this one.

Thought you might have a few.

I might.

How's the stallion treating you?

It's a gift that keeps on giving.

Looks like you're mine.

What do you want to do?

I wanna go to the river.

Come on.


Death weren't everywhere these days,

I'd say it likes you.

Or your husband, at least.

Is he here?

Went into town, I think.


You know, the newspapers write about
all these random acts of violence.

But they're not random.

Not one.

They're all connected.

Like that.

To look at it, there's no pattern.

No beginning, no end.

It's easy to think
a random thing like that

just became.

All on its own.

But you and I know different.

We know a spider's behind it all.

Have Kayce come see me when he gets home.

- There you go, make sure they touch.
- How's that?

All right, well...

Wood, right?

Can't have a fire without wood.

Little twigs first.

Nah, little bigger than that.

There you go.
Now just put all that in the middle.

We're gonna need
a little bit more, though.

There you go.
Look who's getting the hang of it.

Now we need bigger pieces.

I think you should carry the big ones.

Well, I'm supervising.

You gotta do it. It's your fire.









This is the best fire starter
in the world.

No, Tate... Tate!

Sit up for me. Okay.

- Ah!
- I know, buddy.

I know. Gotta get you warm.

Good thing
we built a fire pit.

Yeah. Yeah.

All right, here we go. We got Walsh Ranch,
yellow ear tags.

And Bar-3 ranch,
we got blue tags and brandin'.

Then the Parker ranch, we got...

Let's go.

Well, look who decided to show up.

You have a nice ride, Jimmy?

Open the gate, Fred.

...Bar-3 ranch.

Wonder which one's his mama?

Gee, I fucking wonder, Jimmy.

Put it in the pen.

Red, get on your horse.

That's as cowboy as it gets,
right there, Jimmy.

Hup, hup.

You're a fucking dipshit, Fred.

You feeling saucy, boy?

Stay the fuck down.

All right.

Okay. All right.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.


Don't do this, man.

I'm gonna make it sting this time.

- Whoa, whoa, whoa.
- Okay, all right.

- We're done here.
- You got him.

- No, no, no, come on.
- No, Jimmy!

It's on you, Fred.

Think you proved your point, Fred.

Yeah, I think he's got it.

I told him to fuckin' stay down.

Fred! Fuck!

What's the rule about fighting, Fred?

You wanna fight somebody,
you come fight me!

I'll fight you all goddamn day!

I'm the one that started it!

It wasn't him, it was me!

You see this?

You know what this means?

This means "don't fucking touch," Fred!

Don't fucking touch.

Now you guys can
go get the supper that you didn't earn.

Get out of here. Get out of here.

I didn't start it, he said it.


If you ever hit a branded man again,
I'll kill you, Fred.

I'll kill you, Fred.

These guys, they just work here, Jimmy.

You'll see a thousand of them come and go.

But not us.

We die here.

This is your family.

We're your family.

All right.

Jimmy's no longer
cleaning the stalls, Fred.

That's your job.


No, I ain't cleaning no goddamn stall.


Give this man his week's wages,
and get this piece of shit off the ranch.

Get to the fuckin' bunkhouse.

They come and go, Jimmy.

But not us.

- I gotta wash up.
- Mmm-mmm.

No, no.

You go have your supper,
and you make them look at you.

Now go on.

- What do you want?
- I need a horse.

They ain't back yet.

Oh, God.

What happened?


Well, I...

I got in a sword fight.

Yeah, I was riding...

Riding through the forest,
and this goblin jumped out

with a dadgum sword and he
stuck me right in the belly.

What did you do?


on this particular day, I happened to have
a sword of my own.

So I jumped off my horse
and pulled out that sword

and stuck him right in the belly.

Boy, am I gonna miss you.

Where are you going?

Nowhere, but...

You're gonna grow up
and I'm gonna grow old, and...

I'll just be this old,
shriveled raisin in the corner

telling you stories
you don't want to hear.

But that's life.

That's the way of it.

We'll always have today.


Bastards can't take that away from us.


What's a bastard?

What are you doing?

You came up to me, remember?

- My family lives here.
- Mmm.

Well, I guess we should go somewhere else.

Look, I, uh...

I know I caught you off-guard, so
if you wanna slip around a corner

and pop a Viagra,
I know a great bar we can go

to wait for it to kick in.

Meet me out front.

Mr. Jenkins is taking care of your drinks.

I wouldn't let that cocksucker
pay for my funeral.

Your dad is gonna be real mad at me.

And he's got every right to be,
so I don't want you

sticking up for me,
no matter what he says.

- You understand?
- Mmm-hmm.

- But you saved me.
- I saved you

from the situation I put you in.

I don't know what that means.

And you won't till your father gets here.

Cleaned it best I could,
but he needs stitches.

What happened?

I fell in the river, and Grandpa saved me.

Why was he near a river?

Come on, buddy.

I had to get rid of a wrangler today.


- Which one?
- Fred.

- What'd he do?
- Ah, he worked over Jimmy.

Well, good riddance. I always took him
for a bully.

Yeah, that and a loudmouth too.

You know, I could drop him
at the bus station,

but he's been here a while.
He's seen a lot.

Train station's where I'd leave him.

Well, you run the bunkhouse, Rip.
Do what's best for the ranch.

Replace him with someone
who wears a brand.

You got a cowboy in mind?

Do it like my daddy did it,
get somebody from the prison.

All right. Just, uh...

Uh, anyone?

Brand isn't something
you earn, it's something

you live up to.

Think you deserved it
when I gave it to you?

Look at you now.

Boy okay?

Boy's fine.

You okay?

I almost lost him.


Well, it's hard to measure "almost,"
because "almost" doesn't matter.

Yeah, well, isn't that wise.

Who told you that?

You did, sir.

I'll have your, uh, supper waiting.

Came from the country

After the bare-knuckle fighter

Yeah, I'm an American

UDT seal diver

Your mind can't conceive

All the places I've been

To the ends of the earth

Hell and back again, yeah

Never been the one to run away

'Round the world with a gun in my hand

You're damn right,
I'm a bad motherfucker

Baby, I'm a frogman

Small arms fire

- Beer?
- Yeah.

You ever been to a place like this?

- No.
- It's a real tightrope for men.

You act too meek, the whole
place will eat you alive.

You act too strong,
whole place will test you.

My grandmother used to wear
pants like that to church.

Thanks for the beer.

You look like you're worth
a ride around the arena.

Yeah? Think you could stay on?

Fistful of that hair, I guarantee it.

Okay, okay, you can't talk to her like...

Get your fuckin' hands off me.

Actually, he's right.

You can't talk to me like that.


Better have a big pistol in that purse.

I do. It's called my name.

Beth Dutton. What's yours?

We should leave.

Quittin' already?

We're gonna get killed in here.

No, just you.

Watch this.

This guy here, he says
he don't like the way

you're looking at me.

The fuck you say, boy?

I didn't say anything.

You got something to say, God damn say it.

I have nothing to say.

How does a pussy like you
end up with someone like her?

He ain't got me yet.

Who you calling a pussy, huh?

Y'all gonna get me

- thrown in jail.
- Yeah.

Not sure this is your crowd.

This is why you brought me here?

I just wanted

to eliminate any illusion you might have
about the West being won.

We're leaving.

Oh, I'll get my own ride, thanks.

Come, this...
This place'll tear you apart.

Come on, let's go.

Look at you.

Look how broken you are,
and we haven't even kissed yet.

I thought you'd be tougher.


Stay with your people.

Best of luck.

Baby, I'm a frogman

Hey, hey, hey

- Hey, Mama.
- Hi, baby.

I fell in the river.

- I heard.
- It doesn't even hurt, Mama.

They gave me a shot right in my face.

You're such a big boy.

Don't be too hard on yourselves.

Kids fall, they get up.

God made 'em like rubber for a reason.

You could have lost him.


Boy by a river...

You lost him.

Fuck this ranch.

Fuck John Dutton and fuck you.

Where we goin'?

Train station.

The fuck are you doing?

What are you doing?

This ain't no goddamn train station!

Sure it is.

- A long, black train.
- No...

Well, I was barely 13

When the company man

Tried to dig my daddy's grave

Cold and the grip
of death stinging pain

He fought like hell
to keep the wolves away

Open the glove box.

In front of our son?

Let's face it, baby.

We're out of places to hide.

For the next few years,
Dad was sick as a dog

But he made a recovery
just to spite the odds

Settlement came
and we moved out of town

Get out of the vehicle

with your hands up.

Where the sky isn't heavy
with refinery clouds

Yeah, he's still alive,
he's doing good

He's in his 50s,
but the money's running out

He's pinching for pennies

Turn around until I tell you to stop.


Walk backwards
towards the sound of my voice.

I love you.

I love you too.

- It's okay.
- Stop.

Go ahead and get down on both knees.

- Where's Daddy?
- Put your hands

on the concrete in front of you.

Walk your body out so it's flat.


Well, the night is my companion

And the highway is my home

You're in my seat. Get out of here.

- Sorry.
- Yeah.

Got me seeking for one last beacon

Kinda shit you get into tonight?

When you go to war with someone, Rip,
you want 'em emotional.

You want 'em angry.

The more they feel, the less they think.

But I guess you know that
already, don't ya?

I wish I had a little more him in me

This is almost like a music festival.

Make it easier going on living

- You want a beer?
- Sure.

Sweet, sweet heart of mine

I'm gonna break again a million times

Oh, is this true or gone

You look good in neon.

Who doesn't?

Well, I guess I got my bottle

I still hold it all the time

But it keeps me smiling and singing

Helps me fall asleep
a little better at night

They say life is like a dagger

Backstage is full of parasites

They love you and drain you
of everything you own

Just to feel better about their life

Sweet, sweet heart of mine

I'm gonna break again a million times

Oh, is this true or gone?

Oh, have you turned to stone?