Deadwood - Season 2, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

A Lie Agreed Upon, Part I

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Episode Info

Martha (Anna Gunn) and William Bullock (Josh Eriksson), Seth's (Timothy Olyphant) wife and son, make their way to the camp in a coach accompanied by Maddie (Alice Krige), Joanie's (Kim Dickens) new partner in an upscale brothel. In Deadwood, Seth is dealing with a shooting at the No. 10, involving a prank that went wrong. Al (Ian McShane) is angry to learn that the feds have appointed three commissioners to oversee the territory, and all of them are from Yankton. He expects Seth to be playing a prominent role in the camp's future, and is disappointed that Seth seems preoccupied with the worst-kept secret in camp -- his affair with Alma (Molly Parker). Al expresses his disappointment to Seth in the crudest terms, and from the balcony of the Gem, prompting Seth to pay a visit. Al questions Seth about why Alma is sending her gold out of town instead of putting it to use in the camp, but it's too late for rational conversation. Seth is insulted, and is determined to fight with Al. Their brutal combat is interrupted by the arrival of the coach, but not before Dan (W. Earl Brown) intervenes, prompting both Sol (John Hawkes) and Charlie (Dayton Callie) to take a run at Johnny (Sean Bridgers), who, unfortunately, wields a shotgun. Cy (Powers Boothe), meanwhile, is less than thrilled at the new arrivals in camp -- Maddie and her new whores -- and enraged that Joanie did not notify him of her plans, finding another backer for her move. "It's kill you or let you go," Cy tells her as he bitterly mulls his options. "Could I make it with you dead?"

Cast

Timothy Olyphant
as Seth Bullock
Ian McShane
as Al Swearengen
Molly Parker
as Alma Garret
John Hawkes
as Sol Star
Brad Dourif
as Doc Cochran
William Sanderson
as E.B. Farnum
Powers Boothe
as Cy Tolliver
Robin Weigert
as Calamity Jane
Bree Seanna Wall
as Sophia Metz
W. Earl Brown
as Dan Dority
Dayton Callie
as Charlie Utter
Channon Roe
as Slippery Dan
Sean Bridgers
as Johnny Burns
Brent Sexton
as Harry Young
Kim Dickens
as Joanie Stubbs
Leon Rippy
as Tom Nuttall
Jeffrey Jones
as A.W. Merrick
Jim Beaver
as Ellsworth
Gill Gayle
as Huckster
Titus Welliver
as Silas Adams
Fiona Dourif
as Chez Ami Whore
Anna Gunn
as Martha Bullock
Josh Eriksson
as William Bullock
Jackson Bolt
as Ellsworth's Rifleman
Sarah Paulson
as Miss Isringhausen
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