Deadwood

Season 3 Episode 6

A Rich Find

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 16, 2006 on HBO
9.1
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While Hearst still lies in jail, Al pays the Sheriff a visit, asking about last night. Sofia is worried about Mr. Ellsworth's absence, which saddens Alma even more. Bullock releases Hearst from prison. Aunt Lou's son, Odell, arrives in camp and Cy Tolliver presents Hearst with a method of setting his hands on Alma's gold claim. Trixie confronts Mrs. Ellsworth in regard to her drug habit, while Odell and Hearst prepare for a meeting to discuss the issue of gold. Al and Seth, worried about Hearst's reply, try to find an answer to their problem.moreless

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  • "There will be nothing left of the camp..."

    9.7
    While the external conflict has simmered down since the last episode, the internal one is stronger than ever. In the aftermath of the recent battles the two sides sit down and plan the final grand fight. And while Hearst is "displeased with the camp" and is intent on taking "measures to bring it down", on the other side of the rampart the "camps elders" look for a way to avert this catastrophy.



    The episode delivers some very strong lines and words interchanged between the characters as they deal with the camps endless tribulations and these dialogues are the key features of the episode. Surprisingly, the episode seemed far more tense than the previous, despite the lack of outer violence. The alliance between Seth and Al, banded together by the camps assailant, continues to gain new ground, much to our pleasure. The strong personalities of all the people caught in the crossfire shine beautifully once more. Each stout in their determination, unwilling to relinquish a single inch to the adversary.



    Not lacking interest is the camps new resident, Odell, who appears at an unexpected time, possibly ruining Al's minute calculations all over again. Alma's secret is now quite officially out, though her fate is still uncertain. As for Jane, it's sad to see that after all this time she still hasn't found the will to give up drinking, but Joanie's care for her is touching. There is obviously a very strong bond between the two, which we can probably ascribe to their burdened pasts, which though different, left similar scars. It will be interesting to see how this side-story turns up as well.



    At the middle of the season the silence before the storm is most evident. And it is this indirect conflict, this troubling uncertainty that is so brilliant. The motive and the act of reaching for the gun in the holster is sometimes more intense than the shooting itself. One thing is certain: there is a lot to look after in the following episodes. Al is sending for his own reinforcements and the main peers of the camp will finally meet to "be baffled among friends", as our beloved salloon owner elegantly said.moreless
  • More gold.

    10
    While they didn't top last week's after, the Deadwood team have put together another great episode. The Hearst situation is building up - should make for an interesting season finale (or pair of telemovies, depending on how long they've decided to keep it going). There's another new character, too.



    All in all, this episode - like the season so far - was great. It's a bit weird to think we're now half way through the final season. Kind of a shame, but at the same time it's good that David Milch and co. have managed to go out on one hell of a high note - unlike the people behind, say, Alias.moreless
Omar Gooding

Omar Gooding

Odell Marchbanks

Guest Star

Cleo King

Cleo King

Lou Marchbanks

Guest Star

Kevin P. Kearns

Kevin P. Kearns

Pasco

Guest Star

Jeffrey Jones (I)

Jeffrey Jones (I)

A.W. Merrick

Recurring Role

Larry Cedar

Larry Cedar

Leon

Recurring Role

Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney

George Hearst

Recurring Role

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    • Charlie Utter: It means, Mr. Star, that after leading him by the ear through camp for all to f***ing see, Seth installs Hearst in a cell adjoining a man he's had killed - that the knife still protrudes out his chest. And much as me and Hearst conversed, I made him address my ass. So do let's don't pretend Hearst will feel he was treated legal or civilized, or that his business with us is finished. Hearst is f***in' comin'...bringing us back to Bill and doing unto others first.

    • Calamity Jane: (sarcastically) Question I wake to in the morning and pass out with at night: what's my popularity with my fellow white people?

    • Al Swearengen: I lose patience with c**ts too ignorant to know when their lot's improved.

    • Al Swearengen: (watching Aunt Lou running up the thoroughfare) Not quick but she does seem full of purpose.

    • Al Swearengen: (to Bullock) Believe me - even now - in the forest, the blade would be between my teeth; me and you making our way stealthily forward. And as to us and him (referring to Hearst) if blood's what it finally comes to, 100 years from now the forest is what they'll find here. Dewy morning's lost it's appeal for me. I prefer to wake indoors.

    • Al Swearengen: (to Seth Bullock) Let's collect the camp elders; be baffled among friends, huh?

    • Sol Star: There will be nothing left of the camp.
      Charlie Utter: How much do you figure will stand once Hearst had his say?

    • Al Swearengen: Our hour is wrong. Having lost his man Turner, being embarrassed by you, Hearst will be on the muscle. And we, who will be his wrath's object, ought to stay close and confide. Our alternative is flight. Does that appeal?
      Seth Bullock: No.
      Al Swearengen: We ain't that sort. Which is maybe more the pity...

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