Deadwood (2004–2006)
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Bullock makes a connection with his son. Swearengen, who has entrusted E.B. to spy on the new telegraph operator, stokes rumors of an annexation of the camp and amends his agreement with ... See full summary »


Ed Bianchi


David Milch (created by), Elizabeth Sarnoff

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Seth Bullock
Ian McShane ... Al Swearengen
Molly Parker ... Alma Garret
Jim Beaver ... Whitney Ellsworth
W. Earl Brown ... Dan Dority
Kim Dickens ... Joanie Stubbs
Brad Dourif ... Doc Cochran (credit only)
Anna Gunn ... Martha Bullock
John Hawkes ... Sol Star
Jeffrey Jones ... A.W. Merrick
Paula Malcomson ... Trixie
Leon Rippy ... Tom Nuttall
William Sanderson ... E.B. Farnum
Robin Weigert ... Calamity Jane
Dayton Callie ... Charlie Utter


Bullock makes a connection with his son. Swearengen, who has entrusted E.B. to spy on the new telegraph operator, stokes rumors of an annexation of the camp and amends his agreement with Miss Isgringhausen. Cy aims to unburden a troubled man of his bloodstained money. Alma and Martha come to an agreement, and a tragic accident befalls the camp. Written by WyattJones

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Release Date:

1 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Seth Bullock and Charlie Utter are in the Bella Union questioning Mose Manuel, Cy Tolliver calls Charlie Utter "old man". In real life, Dayton Callie who plays Charlie Utter is only two years older than Cy Tolliver, who is played by Powers Boothe. See more »


(At around 13 mins) At the end of the interaction between Mrs. Ringhausen and E.B. Farnum, when the former tells the latter to "fuck off," her mouth/lips don't move at all, and there is clearly a mismatched dub. See more »


Calamity Jane: And you not only a fucking pain in the balls, Charlie, but also the strangest fucking person I ever met.
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Theme From Deadwood
Written by David Schwartz
Performed by James Parks
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one of the most carefully crafted scripts in the history of TV
25 February 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

There is a blogger, name not necessary to this review, who insists that this series is the finest example of the TV drama ever produced, and moreover that it epitomizes the constructive nature of Man, to constantly strive to bring order from disorder.

I decline to comment on that thesis.

I will say that each episode convinces me that the writing by itself is among the best ever visited upon the medium This episode is a case in point.

Many many series have had episodes where the scribes tried to build suspense ahead of some key event but this reviewer has never seen it done so nuanced, so subtly, before.

Even at the end of the story, when viewers might have have been content to conclude that the "payoff" for the tension was merely a meeting between the two women in Seth Bullock's life, out of nowhere, in the final scene, an entire different, and jaw-dropping, outcome is presented.

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