Though Laramie is not one of the main characters, she definitely gives the audience much excitement and drama. Before joining the Yellowstone bunch, Laramie worked as a barrel racer in rodeos. Leaving that life behind, she joined her friend Mia in Yellowstone.
However, Laramie soon gets caught in a love triangle between the ranch hands, Lloyd and Walker. Before long it becomes clear who really has stolen Laramie’s heart, which is a real pity for Lloyd. With Laramie’s presence on the ranch, Walker evolves, and we see how Laramie influences the ex-prisoner.
In season one, we are introduced to one of the older ranch hands, Lloyd. Things start looking up for this ranch hand when Laramie joins her friend, Mia, on the ranch. Except, things don’t go Lloyd’s way.
Love triangles are never pleasant and even more unpleasant for Lloyd, as Laramie finds her way into Walker’s arms. The only thing that ensues is what typically ensues: Lloyd takes out his anger on Walker and Walker’s guitar. What would modern cowboy stories be without love triangles? We do get to see his much darker side here.
Forrie J. Smith – Lloyd
You might have seen this actor, Forrie J. Smith, in TV series and movies during the 1990s. He starred as “Jesse James” in the TV series “Legend” and in the 1987 TV film “Desperado”.
Though this actor has been acting since the 1980s, he actually worked and lived as a cowboy and was featured on rodeos. This was before his acting career. Little wonder Forrie J. Smith seems perfectly suited to the cowboy setting. He is literally doing what he is paid to do — or rather was paid to do.
Hassie Harrison – Laramie
This Texas-born actress is the perfect fit for a modern western. Many of the actress’s credentials are based in a similar setting including “Hart of Dixie”, “Tacoma FD”, and “The Iron Orchard”.
The actress has also starred in the horror TV anthology, “Southbound” and the science fiction “A.X.L” showing she is starting to branch out. As said, Harrison is just starting to spread her wings so “Yellowstone” was one of her major productions to this date, but we’re sure to see more of this Dallas actress.
Growing up as a Dutton and on the Yellowstone ranch, we see a different perspective of the shenanigans and violence on the ranch. John Dutton and Tate spend time and start to bond after Kayce makes the decision to include his father in Tate’s life. Except that Tate has to grow up a bit too quickly.
In fact, Tate faces a very rocky growing up one where he suffers from PTSD from a young age. He is also personally conflicted as his mother is a Native American and his father is a Dutton. It is not easy for this fellow.