Deadwood: Season 2, Episode 8

Childish Things (24 Apr. 2005)

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Wolcott offers on the claim of two ornery brothers, and reports to Hearst on their progress overall. Miss Isgringhausen strikes a deal with Swearengen, who discusses his options with a ... See full summary »

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Wolcott offers on the claim of two ornery brothers, and reports to Hearst on their progress overall. Miss Isgringhausen strikes a deal with Swearengen, who discusses his options with a friend in a small box. Alma receives very different proposals from both Mrs. Bullock and Ellsworth. A Russian telegraph operator arrives in camp, and Joanie befriends a reluctant Jane. Written by WyattJones

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Calamity Jane: Maybe I will have a fuckin' drink, just for sociability's sake, and 'cause I'm a fuckin' drunk.
Joanie Stubbs: Well, what's Your preference?
Calamity Jane: That it ain't been previously swallowed.
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"Would you like a drink?"

"Yes.... but my opening position is 'no'."

"What is your preference?"

"That it ain't been previously swallowed."

(Dialog between Joanie and Jane)

Moreso than other series that I follow I have come to see this amazing series as not exactly TV and more than a series of Broadway performances, each almost self-contained, each with extraordinary ebbs and flow, but not a one with a performance less than great.

If in sport you can name an MVP, then I claim the right to pick the most astonishing performances per episode and here, among tough competition, Robin Weigert as Jane steals the show.

The above dialog is wonderful on its own.

Spoken by Weigert in her unique characterization, it practically soars


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