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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 »

Director:

Ed Bianchi

Writers:

David Milch (created by), Elizabeth Sarnoff
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Franklyn Ajaye (Samuel Fields) was in the movie Bridesmaids and played Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) father. Maya Rudolph was in the movie MacGruber with Powers Boothe. See more »

Goofs

When Ellsworth and Trixie start discussing his proposing to Mrs Garret they are standing in front of a store front with a solid wooden door and a sign advertising oats and peas. In the next shot they are standing in front of a stairway between two buildings with laundry hanging behind them. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Utter: How did the two of you get along?
Calamity Jane: Did I just fucking say I was moving in there?
Charlie Utter: Which being it's a fucking whorehouse could indicate some fucking business arrangement or some other fucking thing.
Calamity Jane: Yeah, I'm gonna be Queen Hooker. You're a keen fucking student of the human scene, Charlie!
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Mama's Gonna Buy
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Written by Vera Ward Hall
Performed by Vera Ward Hall
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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