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  • - I need this whole dynamic explained to me.

  • - You have opportunities to have a good hashtag.

  • - Mimmy, #MIMMY.

  • - That's not gonna land at all.

  • - Hashtag Jia.

  • - All hashtag deleted after that.

  • - They're all pretty good.

  • They all really work.

  • Hashtag?

  • - JustRyan.

  • - JustRyan.

  • - This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen in my life.

  • - So there's a pole, at the bottom of the pole,

  • there's hanging out with your friends

  • and exhibiting emotional intimacy.

  • At the top of the pole, there's cowboy poker.

  • - Okay.

  • - So it's a cowboy spectrum.

  • Where does riding buffalo fall on that?

  • - Pretty high at the top of that spectrum.

  • I would say.

  • - I don't think so.

  • And I'll tell you why.

  • Because Forrie said that it's true.

  • They can't, buck.

  • - How is he staying on that thing?

  • - Well, he can't buck.

  • - It's actually much more reasonable to ride

  • than you would think.

  • I think if I had to choose

  • between actually getting you know, cowboy pokered

  • or trying to stay on one of those,

  • I would say it's below halfway.

  • - Who feels like riding a buffalo?

  • - Not me.

  • - Yeah I would but.

  • - Yeah I'm not supposed to drink and ride buffalo. It's a whole thing.

  • - I think we can do something much more dangerous

  • and foolish.

  • - That's true.

  • - Barrel racer girls are gonna get us killed.

  • - Like I don't know fall in love with a barrel racer,

  • I'd say that's much higher on the pole.

  • - Much dangerous.

  • - I didn't do my vocal warmup this morning

  • so I'm a little bit tongue twisted.

  • I'm not not be able to do it.

  • - We are here among our friends.

  • - Emotional intimacy is important.

  • - We're here among our friends.

  • - Emotional intimacy is important.

  • I got it.

  • I'm good.

  • Alright, are we rolling? Let's roll.

  • Great.

  • - What if you're riding a buffalo that's riding a horse

  • and the horse?

  • - Can the horse buck?

  • - Well, that's a great question.

  • It's got a buffalo on his back.

  • - I've done some dumb (bleep) in my life This is gonna be dumber.

  • - What's more dangerous than what we've done so far?

  • - Get back before that thing eats somebody.

  • - We've had the bears.

  • We've had the buffalo, we've had the bulls,

  • in the pin, got the bulls in a bar.

  • - Taylor Sheridan's imagination is darker and stranger

  • and wilder than anything we could conceive of.

  • I've learned over and over again.

  • - I'll tell you walk into the bathroom of the bunkhouse

  • and there's like an EPT open box on the side of the sink.

  • - Dang, there's a kid?

  • A kid's on the way?

  • - Like no.

  • Like one of them is left a pregnancy test on.

  • - I didn't even know that was a brand of pregnancy test.

  • - How do you not know that everybody knows that?

  • - Sorry, I guess I've always been alone.

  • How do I not know that because no one will ever love me.

  • - Jesus man.

  • - Easy answer.

  • - I don't understand.

  • - Honestly man neither do I.

  • - That is shocking to me.

  • - Jake Ream, good to see you.

  • - Didn't think that one was broke, Jake.

  • - My God, after a day like today he is.

  • - Yeah, I see that.

  • - You tell us the story of when you met Kevin Costner

  • for the first time.

  • - You know, it was Taylor and Kevin came down to the barn.

  • And Kevin came to try a couple different horses out now.

  • Taylor was excited to go ride his horse, you know,

  • it was all ready for him.

  • And he walks up and he says, Jake, Kevin, Kevin, Jake,

  • and he just walks off.

  • And you know me, I mean, I watched every cowboy movie.

  • I was like, wow, this is freaking cool.

  • This guy's standing in my barn.

  • Like, that's cool.

  • - So what do you do for a living?

  • - Well, I train horses and I do a little bit of farming

  • and you know, and now helping you guys out and whatnot.

  • So we get halfway back in the barn and, you know,

  • kind of at a pause, I just turned around and I says.

  • So What do you do for a living?

  • - Talk about a moment of joy.

  • Particular joy.

  • - The time that I had a good time was

  • when we turned that bull in the bar.

  • Taylor called and said, let's get a bull.

  • How mean do you want? One of them was really mean and one of them was really tame.

  • I went over and kind of prepped them.

  • I'm sitting there thinking,

  • how the hell am I gonna keep a bull

  • in this section without killing somebody?

  • The kid that owns the bar, I went to him and I said,

  • hey, you wanna make some money?

  • He says sure.

  • I said, can I turn a bull in your bar?

  • And he just dropped this jaw.

  • He says how much money?

  • - In season two, we had the cowboy poker scene.

  • And then in this one, we were kind of much more

  • like kind of out at pasture with the cowboy kind of camp.

  • Can you talk a little bit about the difference for you

  • and your team and what you've experienced from season two,

  • to going into season three.

  • - A lot more relaxed cause I know how it works.

  • It's nice to be able to have our hands

  • on with the directors to get their vision.

  • You know, cause you can't just tell 100 head of cows

  • to go here and to go there and be out of frame.

  • And that's been better for me.

  • - You have the one scene chasing

  • these wild horses over the hill.

  • - Taylor and I actually went up there

  • before season one had started.

  • Got in the truck, and we drove up to the top of that hill.

  • - Yeah.

  • And I said, I'm just gonna show you something really cool,

  • I don't know how this Hollywood stuff works.

  • But if you could make this work, this would be cool.

  • It was what two years later.

  • You know, he called me says,

  • hey, do you think we could use that?

  • We didn't have to haul them.

  • - Yeah.

  • - They were used to being there.

  • The ground was beautiful.

  • I mean, I don't know how much prettier

  • view you could have got.

  • - As we learned in season two of the show,

  • to not know a horse's name could be considered

  • by some to be bad luck.

  • - Hey what's this horse's name?

  • - Jimmy you've been riding this (bleep) horse for

  • a month and you still don't know his name?

  • - If it's especially the one you're on.

  • - I will say that to know a horse's name

  • is utterly impossible.

  • - To know a horse's name is to know the horse.

  • - What's your horse's name?

  • - It is own Owen or Ray like on season one.

  • - What is it?

  • - It's Ray.

  • - I thought you rode Ray.

  • - No, I ride Owen.

  • - Well, I mean, I know that one of at least.

  • What's yours?

  • - Oh, stop literally entirely.

  • - What's coming to mind is Jimmy, that's my name.

  • - How many different horses do we have on set?

  • - 25.

  • - Yeah, I would have thought it was double that.

  • - Yeah, there's 25 to 30 a lot of them you know,

  • a lot of doubles.

  • You know, obviously the trick horses.

  • - Would you be interested in acting

  • if it wasn't Western themed and it wasn't livestock based

  • if it was, let's say, you know, a city drama like in,

  • you know, something in Manhattan.

  • - Let's pitch him.

  • So you're a young, optimistic lawyer.

  • You just got out of law school.

  • You come from a sort of lower income bracket.

  • So you're excited about making money but at the same time,

  • you don't wanna practice an unethical kind of law, right?

  • It's called we'll call it sheep law.

  • Sheep law.

  • We haven't figured out this pitch.

  • - We also didn't never figure it out.

  • We didn't figure it out at all.

  • - But are you in?

  • Can we write you in?

  • - You guys are making me nervous as hell.

  • - Been a good time.

  • - These barrel racers is hands, I will say that.

  • - Barrel racing is incredible.

  • Barrel racing is a sport utterly unto itself.

  • And as I learn more about Rodeo,

  • you also learn how many sports that encompasses,

  • like how many incredibly talented athletes

  • are involved in various Rodeo events in various capacities.

  • So I've been really glad to get to know barrel racing

  • as a sport over the course of shooting season three.

  • - I never would have known.

  • - Yeah, and it's amazing.

  • It's incredible now that I know,

  • it's like I am obsessed

  • Eden and I would watch videos all the time like in between takes,

  • we'd watch like amazing runs.

  • As Jimmy and Jeff get to know the Rodeo world better,

  • Jimmy gets pulled further and further

  • in this other direction.

  • This other idea of what his life might look like.

  • - Rodeo was supposed to be my way out of the bunkhouse.

  • - For Jimmy like getting to know this other world

  • where his decisions matter and getting to know

  • this relationship with Mia where,

  • she respects the choices that he makes.

  • - The only one that can decide

  • if you're going to Rodeo, is you.

  • - I think for the first time he starts to imagine

  • what his life might look like outside the bunkhouse

  • with a little more autonomy, right?

  • Like his basic needs are met for the first time.

  • You know, he's got food to eat, he's got a place to stay.

  • And then he's human.

  • So he wants more.

  • He wants someone to love.

  • - That can only sustain you for a moment

  • and then you're like, okay, now what's the next thing?

  • - Yeah.

  • - We're not entirely certain right

  • that you want to be like Rip or like John.

  • - Jimmy has incredible respect for Rip,

  • but he's also seen Rip inflict terrible violence

  • on other people.

  • There's a lot of what Rip does

  • and what it means to wear the brand

  • that Jimmy is really uncomfortable with.

  • - Yeah.

  • - So this Rodeo world, this other life is a place

  • where he can feel excited and proud

  • and strong without any of the same reservations

  • that he has about wearing the brand

  • and living on the Yellowstone,

  • so it creates this really exciting

  • but also frightening sort of fork in the road.

  • - Rodeo is as bad on relationships, as cowboying.

  • Can't be married to two things at the same time Jimmy.

  • - Between this Rodeo lifestyle,

  • Mia, traveling the country, competing, winning,

  • feeling that exuberance

  • or living on the ranch with his family.

  • - Right.

  • - But where he'll always be a soldier.

  • - Now, it does feel like for

  • the first time you have options.