Deadwood: Season 2, Episode 2

A Lie Agreed Upon: Part II (13 Mar. 2005)

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Alma and an increasingly self-destructive Bullock face an abrupt decision on their future. At the Gem, while Swearengen readies for another showdown with Bullock, infighting between Silas ... See full summary »



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Alma and an increasingly self-destructive Bullock face an abrupt decision on their future. At the Gem, while Swearengen readies for another showdown with Bullock, infighting between Silas Adams and Dan Dority yields more feed for Wu's pigs. Doc Cochran is surprised by Calamity Jane, who has returned to camp in a state of inebriated deterioration. Written by WyattJones

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The single-edged skinning knife Calamity Jane uses to cut herself free from the saddle isn't the double-edged dagger she'd just grabbed out of Doc Cochran's hand. See more »


Al Swearengen: [Dolly sticks her thumb in Al's ass] Oh! Now, I'm halfway thinking this exaggerates the condition rather than alleviates it. If I might should query the Doc, but then that cocksucker will only ask after gleets.
[Al gasps]
Al Swearengen: Oh my God.
[Al tries to move away, but Dolly scoots after him and keeps her thumb in his ass]
Al Swearengen: Take it out. Take it out. Remove your fucking thumb.
[Dolly finally removes her thumb]
Al Swearengen: Why, if I was moving forward to get away from you, would you have fucking pursued me? When I stopped...
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"Wish her aim was as accurate with her thumb" (dialog)
18 January 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Kudos again to the writing team.

After what seems a slow start, the episode catches fire at the end as the viewer realizes, belatedly, that this has been one of the most artfully written scripts in the series.

It is like watching a master weaver make a coat. The threads seems to go nowhere ... until you suddenly have something to wear.

The expression "warp and woof" actually appears in the script, as do many other others of equally dubious historical measure, but, bottom line, this episode is a writers' dream.

Olyphant's character (one of the most righteous and upright characters since the bygone days of the 50s westerns) wrestles with two problems that seem un-related. But to the writers, they are one and the same. And this becomes clear by the conclusion.

Also noticed for the first time how the writing team uses the marvellous Ian McShane like the Chorus in a Greek play, or Mr. Interlocutor in a Minstrel Show. He is both a character on his own, but also the voice of the narrator as he says whatever passes over his mind, and so brings the audience with him.


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