Here Was a Man
Deadwood Season 1

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Bill's (Keith Carradine) luck has taken a turn. In a poker game at the new Bella Union, he cleans out Jack McCall (Garret Dillahunt), who does not take it well, even after Bill kindly gives him a dollar to get some food. Seth (Timothy Olyphant), busy building the hardware store, tells Bill that once things are settled, he'll send for his wife and son. Dan (W. Earl Brown) brings Brom's body back to town. Alma (Molly Parker) demands to have Doc Cochran (Brad Dourif) examine the body for signs of foul play. The doc refuses to speculate as to how Brom's head injuries were incurred, urging her to return to New York. Farnum (William Sanderson), on orders from Al (Ian McShane), who's learned of the claim's real worth, offers to buy it from Alma, further flaming her suspicions. She goes to Bill for advice, and he pays a visit to Al. After giving Al the impression that he can be bought, Bill returns to Alma, and recommends Seth (Timothy Olyphant) as a trustworthy person to investigate her claim. Ellsworth (Jim Beaver), who witnessed the "accident," asks Dan to alert him if he's in any danger. Andy Cramed (Zach Grenier) arrives at the Bella Union, trying to conceal a serious illness from his partners, Cy (Powers Boothe) and Eddie (Ricky Jay), but revealing to Joanie (Kim Dickens) that he's very ill, and that it's probably not a good idea to touch him. Alma, guilt-ridden, explains to Jane (Robin Weigert) that she only married Brom to help her father with his debts. Charlie (Dayton Callie), before he leaves for Cheyenne, tries once more to steer Bill off his path of self-destruction. "Can you let me go to hell the way I want to?" Bill pleads.


Timothy Olyphant
as Seth Bullock
Ian McShane
as Al Swearengen
Molly Parker
as Alma Garret
Keith Carradine
as Wild Bill Hickok
Sean Bridgers
as Johnny Burns
John Hawkes
as Sol Star
Bree Seanna Wall
as Sophia Metz
Robin Weigert
as Calamity Jane
Peter Jason
as Con Stapleton
Brad Dourif
as Doc Cochran
W. Earl Brown
as Dan Dority
Nicolas Survoy
as Captain Massie
Gareth Williams
as Smallpox Victim at the Gem Saloon
Powers Boothe
as Cy Tolliver
Leon Rippy
as Tom Nuttall
Julius Callahan
as Prospector
Ricky Jay
as Eddie Sawyer
Jeffrey Jones
as A.W. Merrick
Kim Dickens
as Joanie Stubbs
Zach Grenier
as Andy Cramed
Jim Beaver
as Ellsworth
Dayton Callie
as Charlie Utter
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