The fateful encounter came just past the midway mark for Season 4 of “Yellowstone,” and did so in an episode titled “I Want to Be Him.” As for how the infamous tussle went down, it was hardly a full-on bunkhouse brawl. Rather, it finds Dutton Ranch regulars Lloyd (Forrie J. Smith) and Walker (Ryan Bingham) on the verge of blows after barrel-racer Laramie (Hassie Harrison) upsets the balance of bunkhouse power by dropping the former in favor of the latter.
Feeling spurned, and cast out by his bunkhouse buddies, Lloyd goes off the rails, making matters even worse when he flings a knife into Walker’s chest rather than throwing the expected punches. It was, of course, hardly the first time things had gotten tense between Lloyd and Walker, who’d often been at odds over the first three seasons of “Yellowstone.” And as Ian Bohen told TV Line, the bunkhouse showdown was all the more impactful, “because we watched those [two] in acts 1, 2, and 3 develop that taunting and teasing to fighting to attempted murder really … and then when we have to subdue Lloyd and take him to the boss.”
Dramatic payoff aside, Bohen admitted shooting the scene was one of the heavier days he’s experienced on the set of “Yellowstone.” He also shared that working with his favorite co-stars ultimately made the day enjoyable. And that’s hardly a surprise given how tight the bunkhouse crew has clearly become over the years.