Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 25, 2004 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Bullock encounters native resistance in his quest to bring a murderer to justice. Swearengen presses a resentful Farnum to keep tabs on Alma and Trixie; the camp fathers pool their resources to dispatch riders after precious vaccine and build a sick tent; Cochran enlists Jane as a nurse; and Swearengen collaborates on an article appearing in the Deadwood Pioneer (local newspaper).moreless

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  • Is it because it is so raw?

    The passion i have for Deadwood is probably for all the same. The raw language, the unhidden nakedness of people and situations. Pioneers at their best. Petty, Greedy and Wrong. In all facets this view is so wrong that it is right.

    There was a statement that Spock made in Stat Trek "Is is a miracle that mankind made it this far". This series actually shows it.

    The way that the town is showm, filthy, muddy and unwashed. All this makes for a realistic past. How the dandy's, the ladies of ill repute and the sawbones came to be the people they are now.

    This episode shows the effects, fears and results of a plague in such a way that it is completely impossible not to fall in love with this series.

    The way that the cast plays their part is so unequal that every episode is a gem. Here in plague you get to realise what it took to get from those moments to the clean places we have now, and the strength of the Human body to live through this all.

    And i would add to that, the silent admiration we have for the pioneers that went through this all.

    For fortune, fame or just a good future. that step had to be taken, and HBO is showing a version that seems to be just to real.

Juddson Keith Linn

Juddson Keith Linn


Guest Star

Everette Wallin

Everette Wallin


Guest Star

Toni Oswald

Toni Oswald


Guest Star

Ray McKinnon

Ray McKinnon

Rev H.W. Smith

Recurring Role

Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens

Joanie Stubbs

Recurring Role

Sean Bridgers

Sean Bridgers

Johnny Burns

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Al Swearengen: (trying to press the urgency of the situation without overplaying his hand) E.B., put that offer in your pocket, you knock on the widow's door.
      E.B. Farnum: (in desperation) Trixie'll answer!
      Al Swearengen: Trixie answers, you tell her I wanna talk to her. Trixie leaves, you gain entry, broach the sale. Can you circumnavigate the child or must I map that for you too.

    • Tolliver: (to Swearengen) Sayin' questions in that tone and pointin' your finger at me will get you told to f**k yourself."

    • Al Swearengen: (to Farnum) Don't play that sh*t where you make me drag your words out. Declare, or shut the f**k up.

    • Al Swearengen: Of course, truth is, as a base of operations, you cannot beat a ******* saloon.

    • Farnum: (talking about Jane) First story for your next issue Mr. Merrick - "Town Drunk Walks Upright".

    • Al Swearengen: (to Trixie) I'll try touching the moon before working on a whore's thinking. Only know this Trixie - if that woman ain't muddle-headed the next time Farnum sees her, you pay.

    • Cy Tolliver: Let's go to the cage, or should the three of us leap up on tables, and shout questions to one another across the room?

    • Merrick: May I say Dan, having resumed drinking alcohol, I cannot for the life of me understand how I ever could've given it up.

    • Calamity Jane: I'm calling on the widow and the little one in her care, and if I was you I wouldn't try to stop me.
      Farnum: Be brief.
      Jane: Be f**ked!
      Farnum: Her gutter mouth and the widow in an opium stupor: a conversation for the ages.

    • Calamity Jane: (In the street in front of Doc Cochran's cabin she has an ongoing conversation with herself as others ignore her ramblings. Encountering a gauking passerby she comments) I believe I would cut down on gettn' told how butt *****'ly I was by not staring at ******* strangers".

    • Al Swearegen: (to Reverend Smith, at the close of the town meeting to secure a vaccine and after witnessing his seizure) Hey reverend, you could'a just said amen.

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