Yellowstone (2018–…): Season 2, Episode 6 - Blood the Boy - full transcript

Jamie makes a drastic move in order to protect his family; Jimmy takes a shot at a rodeo competition; Walker tries to leave the ranch; Kayce and John spend quality time with Tate.


- 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,

- 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, then 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 your 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?


What do you want to explain,

- 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.

- Now, 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.

- We're 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]

- 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, 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?

- Then they came up
with ways that I could.

- And now they own you.

- 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,


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 an 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.

- Dan Jenkins' office.

- Uh, do you have
an appointment?

- Not what I asked...

- Stop right ther--

- Fuck!

- Do you know what
a fucking mess

you've made in this valley?

- I didn't kill
your fucking cattle.

- I know.

The 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.

- 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 girls 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.

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--
- 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?

Your family deserves
to lose everything.

I can't tell you
the pleasure 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!


- [groans]

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry!

I'm sorry, I'm sorry...


- 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. Rip, no.

- I don't work for you.
- Yeah...

- I don't work for you.
- I know, okay.

- If you tell him, then
he's an accessory to murder.

Right now, the only person
accountable is me.

We need to keep it that way.

- Jamie, I'm just
a wrangler now.

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.
Follow me.

- 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.

- Motherfucker...

- That's to keep
your whining mouth shut.

You want off this ranch?
You got it.

When 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.

- What's the matter?

- I'm sorry.
I can't do this.

Could you, um...
Could you leave, please?

- I don't understand.

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,

♪ 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

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.

- That's a 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 the hell out of the arena.

These people didn't pay
to watch you lay in the dirt.


- I'm kinda feelin' nervous.

- I bet.

[crowd murmurs]

- Jesus Christ.

- It's just a part of rodeo.

- Look at his fuckin' face!

- [groans]

- Chute three.

- Come on, Jimmy.
Come on.

- That thing's fuckin' huge.

- This is the real deal, Jimmy.

Come on. Get on here.

- 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 need a minute.

- Ain't got a minute.

Look at that cowboy
pulling the chute gate there,

give him a nod.

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: A 83
for Jimmy Hurdstram...

- You just won, cowboy.

- What do I do now?

- Wave to the crowd
and throw that hat.

- 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 five seconds.
Maybe three.

- Gotta shower at three
in the fucking morning

to get 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 felt 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.

- Adios, 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.

Go 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 lil 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 my word
the next time you come through,

I'll be running it.
And I'll run 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.

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

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.

Let's go to work.
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 the power
to take a life.

Whatever you point it at.
You know that, right?

So if you know that,
you also know

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.
We gotta blood you.

- What does that mean?

- You gotta wear his blood
to honor him.

- Come here.

Come here.


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.

The trees they're going to kill

all the smaller stuff
beneath it.

- Killing is the one thing
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,

- Yeah, something
will kill us, too.

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 ♪