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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 12

    Tell Him Something Pretty

    Aired 8/27/06

  • S 3 : Ep 11

    The Catbird Seat

    Aired 8/20/06

  • S 3 : Ep 10

    A Constant Throb

    Aired 8/13/06

  • S 3 : Ep 9

    Amateur Night

    Aired 8/6/06

  • S 3 : Ep 8

    Leviathan Smiles

    Aired 7/30/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Jason

    Con Stapleton

  • Brad Dourif

    Doctor Amos "Doc" Cochran

  • Brian Cox

    Jack Langrishe

  • Gerald McRaney

    George Hearst

  • Ian McShane

    Al Swearengen

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  • show Description
  • In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American History draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything - and everyone - has a price. Welcome to Deadwood...a hell of a place to make your fortune. From Executive Producer David Milch ("NYPD Blue") comes DEADWOOD, a new drama series that focuses on the birth of an American frontier town and the ruthless power struggle that exists in its lawless boundaries. The story begins two weeks after Custer's defeat at Little Bighorn, combining fictional and real-life characters and events in an epic morality tale. Located in the Black Hills Indian Cession, the "town" of Deadwood is an illegal settlement, a violent and uncivilized outpost that attracts a colorful array of characters looking to get rich - from outlaws and entrepreneurs to ex-soldiers and racketeers, Chinese laborers, prostitutes, city dudes and gunfighters.moreless

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  • Quotes (285)

    • Seth: Where's the Gem? Dan: You'll find it. Everybody does.

    • Bill: Sounds like it's tighter out there than a bull's ass in fly season.

    • Clell: Tell my son I love him. Sheriff: I will.

    • Clell Watson: (his last words before hanging) You help me with my ******* fall! Seth Bullock: Come ahead.

    • Wild Bill Hickok: (to Bullock, after drawing on Ned Mason) Was that me or you Montana? Seth Bullock: My money'd be on you.

    • Sol Star: (offering business advice to Bullock) Comin' out with your fly down might strike the wrong note.

    • Seth Bullock: Any more gun play gets answered. You call the law in Sampson, you don't get to call it off just cause you're liquored up and popular on payday.

    • Jack McCall: Should we shake hands or something, relieve the atmosphere. I mean how stupid do you think I am? Wild Bill Hickok: I don't know, I just met you.

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    Notes (60)

    • The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for¬†Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series and¬†Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

    • This is in the Black Hills of Dakota, a place that exists today. You can still get jewelry made of "Black Hills Gold" from the South Dakota area.

    • The music in the closing credits is "Hog of the Forsaken" by Michael Hurley.

    • Death Count: 2 Tom Mason Shot by Wild Bill Hickok Persimmon Phil Stabbed by Al Swearengen

    • The music in the closing credits is "Creek Lullaby" by Margaret.

    • The music in the closing credits is "Twisted Little Man" by Michael J. Sheehey.

    • Hickok's hand when shot by McCall was a two pair of black aces and black eights - thereafter known as "The Dead Man's Hand" in poker circles.

    • The music in the closing credits is "Fallen From Grace" by Mark Lee Scott.

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    Trivia (25)

    • Episode Dead Count: Clell Watson Hanged by Bullock for horse theft. a John Shot in head by hooker Trixie, possibly in self-defense. Fed to Mr. Wu's pigs. Metz Family (4) Hacked to death on Spearfish Road (off-screen), heading back to Minnesota. Blamed on Sioux, but likely the work of road agents. Mother, Father and two children. Tim Driscoll Stabbed by Dan Doriety to ensure his silence in claim scam. Fed to Mr. Wu's pigs. Ned Mason Shot through the eye by Hicock or Bullock off his horse after his story of the Metz Families death didn't add up and he drew on them

    • When Sol comes into the room to speak to Seth, the prisoner keeps changing positions in the background.

    • This episode shows Wild Bill Hickok arrive in Deadwood after Bullock and Starr. In reality, Wild Bill first arrived in Deadwood in mid-July. Bullock and Starr arrived in Deadwood on August 1st, 1876, the day prior to Hickok's death.

    • Trixie's black eye was referred to as a headlight. Headlight in this case would be in reference to the light on the front of a locomotive.

    • Death Count: 1 Brom Garret: Killed by Dan Dority by being thrown off the top of the mountain and his head being smashed onto a rock.

    • Death Count: 1 Wild Bill Hickock: Shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall.

    • Shortly before his death, the real Wild Bill Hickok wrote a letter to his wife, that read: "Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife - Agnes - and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore". This scene seems to be recreated in this episode, when he tells Jane that he was writing a letter to his wife. This will be validated in a later episode when Wolcott reads the letter, and its post scriptum is identical to the paragraph from above.

    • Death Count: 0 This Episode was without a death.

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    Allusions (12)

    • Calamity Jane: (about Dan Dority) "Like he's a ******* Adonis!" Adonis is a figure from Greek mythology who was a handsome young man of comparable beauty to that of Narcissus. He split his time between the Goddesses Aphrodite and Persephone.

    • Adams Museum & House Deadwood SD: Legendary Characters and Notable People
      Articles: Al Swearengen and the Gem Theater Calamity Jane Colorado Charlie Utter Deadwood's Chinese Community Jack McCall Madams and Working Girls Potato Creek Johnny Seth Bullock Sol Star W.E. Adams Wild Bill Hickok

    • Samuel Smith: At the Jurors and Lawyers desk the name Samuel Smith is drawn out of the Lawyers box. This could be a possible node to the UK brewery Samuel Smiths, which was bought by Samuel in the mid 1800's, the same time period in which the first season is set. Samuel Smiths is one of the UK's only independent breweries still in existence and is a popular import in the United States.

    • A bundling board was a board placed upright along the middle of a bed to ensure that no sexual contact occured between the two people sleeping in it. Originally used during courtships when suitors would travel long distances to meet and have to stay overnight.

    • The Comstock was a silver mine in Virginia City, Nevada. Unlike the earlier easy placer mining in California, the silver was deep underground. Deep shafts and tunnels had to be built, blasted through solid rock, and cave-ins were common.

    • A gleet is the inflammation of the urethra resulting from chronic gonorrhea and characterized by a mucopurulent (containing mucus and pus) discharge.

    • Cotton Mather He was an American Puritan clergyman and writer. He is generally pictured unsympathetically as the archetype of the narrow, intolerant, severe Puritan, and his part in the Salem witch trials in 1692 is often recalled.

    • Adams: (to Miss Isringhausen) Did you help send those miners up the ******* scaffold in Pennsylvania? Adams is probably referring to the Avondale mining disaster of 1869 in which all 110 men who were working in the coal mine died as a result of a fire caused by the ventilating furnace. More likely he's referring to the infiltration of the Molly Maquires by Pinkerton agent James McParlan, which led to ten members of that group being hanged in Pennsylvania in 1877.

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  • Fan Reviews (84)
  • Gone to soon

    By Hardasstv, May 01, 2014

  • mediocre

    By acsocial, Jan 04, 2014

  • "Don't I yearn for the days when a draw across the throat made f#@king resolution" -Al Swearengen

    By apparatai, Aug 02, 2013

  • Ratings for S1-3

    By YongyoonKim, Nov 24, 2012

  • It was okay.

    By RedMatrixx, Aug 29, 2012

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