Deadwood: Season 2, Episode 10

Advances, None Miraculous (8 May 2005)

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When Doc delivers a dire prognosis, one family suffers and the entire camp stands vigil. Merrick avails some private information to Swearengen, who enlists Star and Adams to help con the ... See full summary »



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When Doc delivers a dire prognosis, one family suffers and the entire camp stands vigil. Merrick avails some private information to Swearengen, who enlists Star and Adams to help con the newly returned Commissioner Jarry. Andy, a former Deadwood pariah, offers himself as the camp's new minister. Trixie pressures a distraught Alma to accept a beneficial proposal. Written by WyattJones

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6 March 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

The late media genius Marshall McLuhan insisted that one of the great ironies of modern electronic media is that it delivers the effect without the thing.

I would agree. On the surface, this is yet another brilliantly written episode in one of the most powerful TV series of all time, a series that, unique among its peers, has more in common week to week with a stageplay than a teleplay.

What makes this episode especially unforgettable is the "filter" that the the entire episode is forced through.

In addition to the usual (and powerful) themes, this entire episode becomes "background" to the action taking place in the foreground, to wit, the tragic and unfortunate death of a young boy, probably the very last character in the story one might otherwise have expected such a fate to befall.

The impact is stunning. The viewer is gobsmacked. The only analog that comes to mind is the recent (this review written 2015) film I ORIGINS (also reviewed on my list) which is yet another stunning piece of writing that sucker-punches the viewer with an expected death that defines the impact of the film.

The power of this dramatic device seems only to enhance the already superb performances. McBain shines. Olyphant may possibly deliver the best performance of his career here (in my reviews of Justified, I underscore how, as that series matures, he becomes progressively sloppy in his portrayal notwithstanding the title of Exec Prod. Looking like Gary Cooper does not automatically make you the EQUAL of Cooper).

The dialog remains crisp. Little rants on the nature of loveless marriage and praying to "the god antlers and hooves" are a marvellous distraction.

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