Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - You guys wanna hear a joke? - [Workers] No. (country rock music) - Dang guys, it's great to see you. Holy cow. - Welcome back, gentlemen. - We're back. - It's good to be home. - It's almost like we didn't leave. - Hello. This is how we sit when we're being professional. - Three normal dudes sitting normally. - Give me a recap of how the last season ended. - Quickly, so the end of season two Tate is kidnapped by the Beck Brothers. John Dutton himself kills Malcolm Beck. (gun firing) Kayce kills Teal Beck. (gun firing) Dan Jenkins, pour one out. - Wait. (gun firing) - Cowboy left, Walker left. - Adios, assholes. - And then we end up with getting Tate back. - Yeah, disaster averted, but-- - Slightly. - Yeah, exactly. - There was still disaster. - Tensions are sorta at an all time high I think between Kayce and Monica whose son was suddenly pulled into this violence. - Yeah, he's changed man. He came back different. He's got the thousand yard stare. - Yeah man, he's seen some, he's a kid but he's seen some... - Sometimes I see him and he's on the ceiling like The Exorcist. - That's pretty-- - Honestly, I gotta let him heal. - Well that'll be hard to do too 'cause we're in tents for most of it. - [Tate] This is how they used to do it, grandpa? - Just like this. - What's interesting about the way we kick off this season, using the land. The land has always been a weapon in our show. In this episode we return to the land as a sort of medicine to heal all of these relationships. So we go out there, we set it up, we return to our roots. That's real cowboy, that's where we came from. It's a different tone and very much so paced than the show normally runs at. So we're gonna sit with that and I think it's gonna make everything a little bit different. - And it's also amazing because it's another way in which art imitates life or life imitates art 'cause when we shoot that stuff we're up at Thousand Peaks, Utah. We're a little bit far from civilization. - And have no reception. - You know, at night we're all waddled up. It's a mile and a half to a porta potty. It is very, it's an immersive acting experience, you know? - Why don't you run up there. See if you can steal some of Lloyd's kindling. - [Jefferson] You ever chopped wood? - I've chopped wood a couple times. He can chop wood. - Do you guys not remember the bonfires that I had at the Angler's Lodge? - You can chop wood. - I can split wood like a mofo. - [Denim] Wow, that's crazy. - Yeah, I'm quite handy with an ax. - Yeah. - I can actually throw one too. We have a throwing receiver pedestal at the base camp in Darby. You never noticed that? - Yeah, I have noticed that. - That's for ax throwing. - "Receiver pedestal." It's a very technical sport. - Can you chop wood? - Absolutely not. - [Denim] Could you survive in the woods? - I feel like I could see you at a gym doing an exercise that's simulating chopping wood. - That simulates... - Yeah, they have it with the cables and you call it the Wood Chopper. - It's like the ropes. Forrie J. Smith, you don't have to call action for him to start splitting wood. That dude started splitting wood the second we got out there-- - It's like we're out of wood, bro. And now he's making kindling. - They built the scene around him. It's like well Forrie's cutting some wood, so let's go over there and I guess we'll shoot that. - Yee-haw! - Speak of the devil. How are you, Forrie? You doing all right? There he is. Every morning, you guys know this, it's usually cold and wet or dark or a combination of all that and people are pretty uncomfortable. And you see this guy and his face is like we're going to work! - Just super excited. - I'm doing great! - It was the first season. I came on set and Kevin was like I knew you were here. I said yeah? What, did you look at the call? No, I heard the yee-haw when you got out of the van. (laughing) Yee-haw! - You get excited playing Lloyd still? The way that you did the first time you started? - Yeah, I get excited getting to work with you guys. We've all got our little niche now. - Is there like a mechanical bull or something that I could try first? (laughing) - Mechanical bulls are for drunk chicks at the county fair. - You have taught me so much as Jimmy gets into rodeo because Lloyd rodeoed, but also Forrie J. Smith rodeoed a lot. Will you talk a little bit about your background in rodeo and how experiences that you've had on set have related to your personal experiences? - Yeah, I was raised in rodeo. My grandfather rodeoed back when they circled the cars. Turned the lights on, they didn't have lights, and they snubbed the horse out in the middle of the arena and they camped. My real father's in the Canadian Cowboy Hall of Fame. I'm a product of rodeo. As a kid I was kinda an outlaw. Rodeo, when I went behind the chute, a juvenile probation officer, principals, or whoever was on you at that time, this is out of your realm. This is my world now. I use a lot of things that I learned from rodeo as an actor. I use the attitude. If you're doubtful when you get behind the chutes, if there's negative thoughts in your mind, they're gonna come out at the wrong time and you could get maimed or hurt bad. You learn how to not be negative and think negative thoughts. Pray like hell and hold on. - What would you say then, rodeoing, what was the worst injury that happened to you personally? 'Cause I remember you telling me a story about you breaking your pelvis and duct taping it back together. (laughing) 'Cause you didn't wanna go to the hospital 'cause you wanted to stay on the circuit. - You think tape can keep you in the saddle? Yeah. - So still to this day that blows my mind. Is there anything that could possibly be worse than that? - Did you ever get that looked at medically? Or did that, we just sorta like... - Later on. (laughing) They were taking some x-rays and they were like oh, when did you break this? When did you break that vertebrae? You didn't get paid if you didn't get on. Get on the bucking horse and you're not feeling the pain, you're focused. 'Cause this one can hurt you again. So you better have your mind on it. - You know why you never met any old rodeo cowboys? 'Cause there ain't any. - I'm old. - You just look old, motherfucker. (laughing) - Can you tell us the most cowboy shit you've ever seen? - Okay, here's one of the cowboyest thing I've ever seen. Forgot about this. At Gibbs Ranch in Texas. Boss was Jimmy Riggs. Texans seem to have a problem saying Forrie so they called me Montana. (laughing) "Montana, you're pretty good with that rope. "We've got a steer we need to catch." And the steer always came out of this thicket in the same spot. About the closest they got to him was from here to that gray door. And I should've thrown my rope then 'cause he run off and he ended up out in the middle of the interstate. Started up the medium. Jumped my horse in the trailer. They drop me off in-between the freeways and they drove up and got in front of me and run him back at me. Here comes this big five year old steer, horns like this on him, big as the horse I'm on. I got a rope 'em. (laughing) And the horse jumped out of his way as he went by and I what we call half-headed him. I got one horn and his head. People are stopping on the side of the roads taking pictures, and we got him loaded in the trailer and tied him to the front of the trailer. - That is some cowboy shit. (country rock music) (hollering) - One! Two! Three! - Forrie said, we asked him about dizzy bat and he's like "I ain't never heard of that shit." So I don't think it's a real cowboy game. - It's not really that much fun. - It's horrible, let's be honest. When you're doing it. - You can't fake it. Like you can't pretend to play dizzy bats. You run around that fucking bat, you're dizzy. You're not acting. (hollering) Also Wes Bentley, he was doing his own stunt there. He was fully fucking fall on his face. - Well he's athletic, and then they realized hey, you're doing this too well. - Well that's, his character's like in the bunkhouse. He's gotta prove himself. He's gotta be better, work harder, get up earlier. I think prove himself, so he's like I'll do anything. - Yup. (cheering) - Which I think made it kinda fun to kinda see that different side of him. - Jamie always had these responsibilities on the ranch from the time he was a young man. I think it's beautiful in some ways to see Jamie sitting with the boys and playing poker and playing dizzy bat. It's sorta just doing all this stupid goof around bullshit that he never got to do. - Yeah, where it's not so buttoned up. - It's really nice to see him get to loosen up. (laughing) - Show us how you feel! - I think it's funny 'cause in that sequence you rope him, he goes down hard. - Oh!