Deadwood (2004–2006)
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Tell Your God to Ready for Blood 

Elections are just days away, and Bullock lets his temper get away from him. Alma's pregnancy is not progressing as expected, and Swearengen baits Hearst.


Mark Tinker


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Seth Bullock
Ian McShane ... Al Swearengen
Molly Parker ... Alma Garret
Jim Beaver ... Whitney Ellsworth
W. Earl Brown ... Dan Dority
Dayton Callie ... Charlie Utter
Kim Dickens ... Joanie Stubbs
Brad Dourif ... Doc Cochran
Anna Gunn ... Martha Bullock
John Hawkes ... Sol Star
Jeffrey Jones ... A.W. Merrick
Paula Malcomson ... Trixie
Leon Rippy ... Tom Nuttall
William Sanderson ... E.B. Farnum
Robin Weigert ... Calamity Jane


With Deadwood's first true elections approaching, Hearst's ambitions rub Bullock and Swearengen the wrong way. At the Gem, one of Hearst's workers is killed, raising Swearengen's suspicions that the incident was a staged Hearst power play. Adams' orchestrated foreclosure gives Star a new home, with discreet access next door for Trixie. Jane prepares to share her experience scouting for General Custer with the camp's children. Joanie contemplates the easy way out. Written by WyattJones

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Release Date:

11 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Final appearance of Powers Boothe's daughter Parisse Boothe as Tess the prostitute. See more »


The Cornishmen at the Gem are supposedly speaking Cornish (for which they are made fun of). While Bullock and other characters state this, the Cornishmen are, in fact, speaking Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge). To add to the anachronism list, the last known monoglot Cornish speaker died in 1777, well before Deadwood 1876. See more »


Trixie: You will be free to come and go through your own front fuckin' door, and as you lay in your beddy-bye, I'll pop from the wall like Grandma Groundhog in a story book and attend to your johnson, as he'd not see you jeopardize your mayor's campaign whore-fuckin' in your place of business. And I'll have installed in room 3-fuckin'-C or the like of Shaunessey's adjacent shitbox, that he's paid Shaunessey to cut a hole through to ease my fuckin' fuckin' you.
Sol Star: Swearengen has?
Trixie: Who the fuck was I just ...
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I Got a Razor
Written by Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon
Performed by Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon
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17 wins and 53 nominations.....
29 March 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

... may go a long way toward explaining why this reviewer is compelled to give these episodes a 10 (such as this one) when in fact each episode is so much like the other, and none stands out from the crowd.

The answer? Because in this series, excellent is the new normal and each individual segment a jewel.

Aside from the aforementioned excellence at every possible level of production, the only odd thing I could spot here -- at the 40:00 minute mark -- was a close up of McShane that was tighter than anything in the series so far.

Since the director does nothing by accident, I have to conclude it was intended but the purpose remains a mystery. Reminds me of British TV in the 50s, and that is all the explanation I can muster.

Another odd thought -- sometimes the "western" dialog here, which is at such pains to be authentically western, sounds in terms of structure and syntax exactly like the dialog in Spartacus GOTA where the writers were at pains to be authentically Roman.

No explanation for that either.

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