'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 6: Who is Willa Hays? Meet the CEO who makes Jamie an offer he cannot refuse
The CEO of Market Equities doesn't take no for an answer and it is evident in the way she commands herself and those around her
Spoilers for 'Yellowstone' Season 3 Episode 6 'All For Nothing'
Six episodes in of Season 3 of 'Yellowstone' and the Paramount hit show is finally catching up to its premise. Introducing a new character this week, we meet Willa Hays, who is played by Karen Pittman. And from the looks of it, she is definitely someone the Dutton family should be wary of. She arrives in Montana in a private jet with her entourage and immediately meets with Roarke Morris (Josh Holloway).
It is clear she is unhappy with the way things are being handled by Roarke and even more unhappy with how the Duttons, specifically Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), is playing a hurdle in their plans for building the airport. Getting straight to business, the CEO of Market Equities meets Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley), now the Attorney General. She tells him how Beth is crashing their stocks and even warns him of dire consequences if that continues. She asks Jamie how he can refuse thousands of jobs coming into the valley, but he has an answer ready for her.
But more importantly, because Jamie wouldn't budge, she makes him an offer — $500 million for their share of the land, the kind of money that they won't be offered anywhere else. She gives Jamie time to think the offer over, telling him that he can get back to her about it. The oldest Dutton son is taken aback by the offer — even impressed and Willa notices it. She later tells Roarke about the "desire" she sees in Jamie's eyes and is confident that she will have him on their side in no time.
But Roarke knows that he is not the person they should be worried about — it is Beth Dutton, the woman who can change the course of their plans. When news first broke about Pittman playing the role, Willa was described as "a smart, confident, intimidating businesswoman who walks with the posture of a field general, sports all sharp angles (her hair, her suit, her thousand dollar shoes)".
The CEO of Market Equities doesn't take no for an answer and it is evident in the way she commands herself and those around her. Even the supposedly brutal hedge fund manager Roarke cannot utter a word against her. It is said that one is only as strong as their weakest link. Is Jamie the weakest of all the Duttons? Will Willa manage to break him and get the new Attorney General to her side? Wil it be money that drives him or something else?
'Yellowstone' airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET/ PT on Paramount Network.