Deadwood: Season 2 (2005)

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Season 2
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Amid the grit and lawlessness, season two of Deadwood offers a richly textured portrait of an Old West community buoyed by its talented ensemble cast.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 6, 2005

Swearengen and Bullock have a violent confrontation; Bullock and Utter discover that mistaken identity led to a fatal shooting at Nuttall's.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2005

Alma and Bullock face an abrupt decision about their future; Swearengen prepares for another showdown with Bullock; Calamity Jane returns to camp.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2005

A scout for a powerful mining operation arrives; ailing Swearengen refuses visitors and medical attention; Farnum finds someone to buy the Hickok letter.

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Air date: Mar 27, 2005

Doc Cochran contemplates a procedure that could cure Swearengen; Bullock attempts to settle into domesticity; rumors about the camp's future begin to spread.

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Air date: Apr 3, 2005

Alma feels unwell; Tolliver makes a discovery about Wolcott; Bullock protects Commissioner Jarry; Samuel Fields finds a kindred spirit in Jane.

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Air date: Apr 10, 2005

Alma proposes forming a bank; Bullock humiliates a claim owner; a teacher tours the camp; Wolcott tests his alliance with Tolliver.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2005

Tolliver enlists Lee to clean up Wolcott's mess; Stubbs confides in Utter; Alma and Bullock confer about her bank.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2005

Nuttall unveils his new bicycle; Swearengen and Bullock discuss alternatives to annexing the Hills to South Dakota; Stubbs gets some unexpected visitors.

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Air date: May 1, 2005

Wolcott interrupts the interrogation of Mose; Swearengen amends his deal with Miss Isringhausen; Martha uses the bank's opening to communicate with Alma.

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Air date: May 8, 2005

Cochran delivers a dire prognosis; Andy Cramed offers himself as the camp's new minister; Trixie pressures Alma to accept Ellsworth's proposal.

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Cast & Crew

Timothy Olyphant
Seth Bullock

Actor
Ian McShane
Al Swearengen

Actor
Molly Parker
Alma Garret

Actor
Powers Boothe
Cy Tolliver

Actor
Jim Beaver
Whitney Ellsworth

Actor
W. Earl Brown
Dan Dority

Actor
Dayton Callie
Charlie Utter

Actor
Kim Dickens
Joanie Stubbs

Actor
Brad Dourif
Doc Cochran

Actor
Anna Gunn
Martha Bullock

Actor
John Hawkes
Sol Star

Actor
Jeffrey Jones
A.W. Merrick

Actor
Paula Malcomson
Trixie

Actor
Leon Rippy
Tom Nuttall

Actor
William Sanderson
E.B. Farnum

Actor
Robin Weigert
Calamity Jane

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Sean Bridgers
Johnny Burns

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Titus Welliver
Silas Adams

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Bree Seanna Wall
Sofia MetzJosh Eriksson:William Bullock

Actor
Josh Eriksson
William Bullock

Actor
Gregg Fienberg
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Deadwood: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Deadwood: Season 2

  • Feb 15, 2021
    Perhaps even Mr. Wu would agree Swengin is a master of oratory craft and commanding presence if the man could speak.
  • Aug 28, 2020
    Absolutely superb. I don't think I've ever given anything a 8/10 before, but for a TV show, Deadwood is excellent - and given the crap we're generally subjected to on the box, absolutely outstanding.
  • Oct 27, 2019
    The second season of Deadwood was just as strong as the first, with powerful performances from Ian McShane, Timothy Oliphant, Robin Weigert, Molly Parker, and Powers Boothe. The dialogue is written to the point of being almost Shakespearean in nature, but this sometimes leads to some scenes being comprised of such complex language that it's hard to decipher what is even happening. Besides that, this show is awesome.
  • Aug 13, 2019
    Un poco menos interesante que la primera pero aun conserva la atracción de sus personajes.
  • Feb 21, 2019
    What a great 2nd season. Much more exciting than the first and so much to look forward to in the 3rd and final season. Like season 1 the acting remains top notch with so many of the actors moving on to great television shows that followed Deadwood. All the new characters mixed into the formula successfully. The season had so many interesting subplots. And character development progressed in a very interesting way. There's lots to love about this season.
  • Feb 03, 2018
    This is for the whole series. I really do wish the series lasted more then three years, but then again maybe it would have declined and been a mockery of itself if it had. Set in the town of Deadwood in 1876 where it tells the tale of the town going from open frontier with gold strikes, and how the people living there got along. Fun side note, many of the characters in the series were there in real life (and by default are real people). No, it isn't a documentary, yes it is full of violence and sex (and let's be honest, it doesn't stay too close to the truth either). It starts with following Timothy Olyphant (of Justified fame) as he arrives in town. Then it truly becomes a full ensemble cast with Brad Dourif playing the Doc, Ian McShane playing Al Swearengen, Molly Parker as Alma Garrett and even Keith Carradine as the doomed Wild Bill Hickok. There are a ton of other famous or semi-famous actors and actresses you will see, but there are so many I can't really list them all. The show is as good as it sounds. The acting is superb. By the third season the actors play off each other with just a word or a motion. There was so much put into each character that you could read what they were thinking and they could sometimes have conversations with each other that were in depth without more then a few words. The filming was good, and the direction as well obviously. I am saddened that so many people have not seen it. I was especially impressed that rape didn't play a bigger role, after all that is what most westerns are unfortunately built upon. Not saying that some things didn't happen, but for what the show was (the Sopranos in the old west) it stayed away from that most of the time. The only thing I thought hurt the show was bringing in Powers Boothe and his whole crew. Not that there weren't good stories, and definitely not because of Mr. Boothe (he is great), but it took away from main characters in the beginning. While I started watching the show for Mr. Olyphant, I ended the show with Ian McShane (Swearengen) as my favorite character. Pros: Great acting, directing, story and sets. Cons: Perhaps too many secondary stories and plots and too many characters by mid-second season. Now to find some more Ian McShane work.
  • May 02, 2015
    Probably the best series I've ever seen. Very intelligent, great performances, great characters, great writing. Kind of guys show.
  • Aug 09, 2014
    Vulgar and poetic, violent and dense, "Deadwood" needed a fourth season.
  • Aug 04, 2014
    Probably the best TV show of all time.
  • Jun 19, 2014
    Pretty much every bit on par with the first one…just watch out for the kidney stones operation!

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