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  • - I just want to know him, Kayce.

  • We've met, but I don't really know him.

  • And he doesn't know me.

  • Is it too much to ask that you help make that happen?

  • - Thought I'd bring the fix to you.

  • - You know how to ride a horse?

  • - Of course I do, I'm Indian.

  • - Yeah, maybe so.

  • But you're a cowboy today.

  • Thank you for this.

  • - Let me do it, Grandpa.

  • - You wanna do it?

  • - Yeah. - Well, try it.

  • You know, there was a time when most

  • of Montana was under the ocean.

  • - Really?

  • - Yeah, and I'm betting that right here,

  • betting right here was the beach.

  • 'Cause you see this?

  • I'm thinking these washed up on the shore

  • and your buddy here, the dinosaur,

  • he was probably out walking looking for dinner right here.

  • - Do you think some day an explorer will find our bones

  • and wonder what happened to us?

  • - I think after us, Tate, exploring's all done.

  • Can't have a fire without wood.

  • Little twigs first.

  • There you go.

  • Now I need bigger pieces.

  • - I think you should carry the big ones.

  • - I'm supervising.

  • You've gotta do it, it's your fire.

  • Tate! (dramatic music)

  • Tate! (dramatic music)

  • This is the best fire starter in the world.

  • No, Tate, Tate!

  • Sit up for me.

  • I know, buddy, I know.

  • We've got to get you warm.

  • - Look like we've got a fire pit.

  • - I'm really gonna miss you.

  • - Where are you going?

  • - Nowhere, but you're gonna grow up

  • and I'm gonna grow old.

  • I'll just be this old shriveled raisin

  • in the corner telling you stories you don't want to hear.

  • That's life, that's the way of it.

  • Your dad is gonna be real mad at me.

  • He's got every right to be, so I don't want you

  • sticking up for me no matter what he says, you understand?

  • - I fell in the river and Grandpa saved me.

  • - Had breakfast?

  • Or maybe just skip straight to dessert?

  • - Like, what kind of dessert?

  • - Well, there's some cookies in there

  • the size of pie plates.

  • - Big cookie.

  • - They ain't small.

  • - Boy, you weren't kidding!

  • - You should have brought two.

  • Let me see that one.

  • Yeah, you're gonna have to go get another one

  • 'cause this one's mine.

  • - Hey! - Yeah.

  • Tomorrow's the only thing a parent's supposed to live for.

  • - This game is dumb.

  • - Well, that's 'cause you're throwing at the trough.

  • That ain't never gonna work.

  • You gotta throw it up in the air,

  • let gravity do the work.

  • Once you figure out the physics,

  • you're going to get a splash every time.

  • You try.

  • There you go (laughing).

  • - I love it here, I wish we could live here.

  • - We got a home, buddy.

  • - Tate can stay in the main house with me.

  • You two take the trapper cabin,

  • give your minds a vacation for a night.

  • Tate, Tate, come on.

  • - Are there alligators in Montana?

  • - Well, I haven't seen one yet.

  • - It's probably too cold.

  • - Yeah, that's, that's my guess.

  • Why don't you run to the house and grab a big,

  • fat doughnut so your growling stomach

  • don't drive your mom nuts on the way home?

  • - Can I get the biggest doughnut?

  • - Biggest one in there, buddy, go.

  • Pick one yet?

  • - Hard to tell which one's the biggest.

  • - How about we line 'em up in a row

  • and then the biggest will be easy to spot then.

  • - You can do that?

  • - Yeah, grandson, you can do whatever you want.

  • That's the thing about being a grandfather.

  • I get to do all things I wish I'd done with my children

  • and the things I regret, I get to do different.

  • Wear your long johns tomorrow, Tate.

  • It's going to be cold in the morning.

  • Why don't you run upstairs to try and get some sleep?

  • - Too excited to sleep.

  • - Yes, grandson, me too, now go on, go.

  • - Okay.

  • - There you go.

  • - It's heavy.

  • - 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?

  • You just gotta be sure before you pull the trigger

  • because killing's the one thing you can't undo.

  • - It's dead, it was--

  • - Killing's 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 a bacteria so small

  • you need a microscope to see it.

  • Might be a big old bear.

  • Something kills us all.

  • - I need to talk to you first, Grandpa.

  • It's very serious.

  • - All right.

  • - So, I've made a decision.

  • - That a fact?

  • - I'm going to be a cowboy.

  • - Well, that's a good thing.

  • This ranch needs you to be one.

  • Someday this all, all gonna be yours.

  • - Well, that brings me to my problem.

  • I don't have a horse.

  • - Yeah, pretty tough to cowboy without a horse,

  • that's for sure.

  • - So, can you buy me one?

  • - Well, if I buy it, how you gonna pay me back?

  • - I'll clean out the stalls or sweep out the barn.

  • - Well, that's a start.

  • Your dad's gonna have to train it 'cause I don't have time

  • for that shit anymore.

  • Who's gonna feed it?

  • - Um, I, I will.

  • - Okay, you don't, it don't eat.

  • I don't wanna have to hear otherwise, you understand?

  • - So is that a yes?

  • - If it's a yes from your father it's a yes from me.

  • - Daddy, Dad, you've gotta train my horse!

  • - His whole life's in your hands now, Tate.

  • How you treat him is how his life goes.

  • What are you gonna name him?

  • - Lucky.

  • Now can I have ice cream?

  • - One more bite.

  • (Tate sighs)

  • There you go.

  • Wait a minute.

  • You feed your horse?

  • You think it's fair that you have your dessert

  • before he has his supper?

  • - I'll be right back.

  • - Hurry up then, okay?

  • You don't want that ice cream to melt, do you?

  • - Mm mm.

  • (dramatic music)

  • Sorry to bother you, just checking to see

  • if Tate's in there with you.

  • - Tate!

  • - He came down here to feed his horse.

  • I thought, I thought he came back.

  • - What, alone?

  • You let him come down here alone?

  • (dramatic music)

  • - What is this?

  • (dramatic music)

  • What? (dramatic music)

  • My whole life's just a long series of losing things I love.

  • I'm not gonna lose this one.

  • - Where is he?

  • - Montana Free Militia.

  • - This is gonna be the end of us,

  • but we're gonna do it anyway.

  • - Knock it off. - No!

  • (Tate screaming)

  • - Look at me, buddy, it's Daddy, it's Daddy, it's Daddy.

  • It's gonna be okay, buddy.

  • (bright guitar music)

  • - Will you do me a favor?

  • Kayce said that you're building a camp near the cattle.

  • Would you take Tate with you?

  • I can't think of a better medicine

  • than stars for the ceiling.

  • Would you do that for me?

  • - Of course.

  • - We're ready here, boss.

  • (bright music)

  • - This how they used to do it, Grandpa?

  • - Just like this.

  • - I have nightmares.

  • - Wanna talk about 'em?

  • - I'm in that room, the floor just disappears,

  • I scream, no sound comes out.

  • No one hears me.

  • - You know what dreams are?

  • It's your memories and your imagination all mixed together

  • into this soup of what's real and what's made up.

  • The thing about this soup is

  • you can change the ingredients, Tate.

  • You can put in whatever you want to.

  • So when you close your eyes later,

  • you decide what you're gonna dream and that'll be the dream.

  • - Is it too late to go fishing now?

  • - Trout are like, they're like bankers.

  • They don't do a damn thing in the morning.

  • - Can I try some?

  • - No, it'll stunt your growth.

  • - What does that mean?

  • - It means it'll make you short.

  • - I'm already short.

  • - Not as short as you'll be if you drink coffee.

  • But you're bringing the net if you're planning on a big one.

  • - Why can't we live right here like this all the time?

  • - You know, I ask myself the same thing,

  • grandson, every day.

  • (laughing) That's exactly how you do it, look at you.

  • Don't even need a chuck wagon.

  • - You need lemon.

  • - There's a big bag of them on the wagon.

  • - I'll get it.

  • Is this a better camp?

  • - Let's see.

  • Yep, this camp's much better.

  • - Any more biscuits?

  • - There you go.

  • - I'm gonna need more than that.

  • Another one.

  • - (laughing) You're just like your father.

  • - What? - Sh!

  • - It's a cow elk, she's leading that wolf

  • away from her baby.

  • I'm feeling a little sentimental, grandson.

  • I'd like to see that little elk live.

  • What do you say we tip the scales in his favor?

  • - How are we gonna help it?

  • - We're gonna mark a little territory, grandson.

  • Whoa, hey, don't mark me.

  • - You gonna buy him?

  • - Maybe.

  • - Well, you already have a lot of horses at home.

  • - I got a lot of using horses.

  • - Dad, that's a nice horse.

  • - Expensive taste runs in the blood.

  • - That's the only way my dad will get it,

  • because he's broke as hell.

  • Why were you guys talking in secrets?

  • - I don't do that.

  • Secrets are like a callous on your heart.

  • - What's a callous?

  • - Feel that right there.

  • - That's hard. - That's a callous.

  • And every secret feels just like that.

  • You tell enough of 'em, before long