Deadwood

Season 1 Episode 5

The Trial of Jack McCall

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2004 on HBO
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Swearengen transforms the Gem into a courtroom as Deadwood is forced to make its own laws to try a murderer; with Jane off on a bender, Swearengen employs Trixie to help Alma with the Metz Child; Doc Cochran fears Cramed's illness might threaten the camp; Tolliver sends Cramed to take air in the woods, where he meets Jane; and Bullock decides to take the law into his own hands.moreless

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    Ray McKinnon

    Ray McKinnon

    Brom Garrett

    Guest Star

    Gill Gayle

    Gill Gayle

     

    Guest Star

    David Ligon

    David Ligon

     

    Guest Star

    Keone Young

    Keone Young

    Mr. Wu

    Recurring Role

    Geri Jewell

    Geri Jewell

    Jewel

    Recurring Role

    Garret Dillahunt

    Garret Dillahunt

    Jack McCall

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Death Count: 0

        This Episode was without a death.

      • The line that Merrick says after the trial (at the Gem saloon, as he toasts) is in fact very similar to what the real Black Hills Pioneer editorialised at the time: "Should it ever be our misfortune to kill a man... we would simply ask that our trial may take place in some of the mining camps of these hills."

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Al Swearengen: Hickok. Breaks my balls from the afterlife.

      • Al Swearengen: Sometimes I wish we could just hit 'em over the head, rob 'em, and throw their bodies in the creek.
        Cy Tolliver: But that would be wrong.

      • Al Swearengen: What's your name? It's Jack, ain't it?
        Jack McCall: Yes, sir. You buy me a drink, I'll make my mark.
        Al Swearengen: Stick around camp, Jack. I'll make mine for you.

      • Merrick: (referring to the fact that Jack McCall was acquited for his murder) Should it ever be your misfortune gentlemen... or mine... to need to kill a man, then let us toast together the possibility that our trials be held in this camp.

      • Reverend Smith: Mr. Hickok will lie beside two brothers, one he likely killed, the other he killed for certain, and he's been killed now in turn. So much blood...

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • 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.

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