Al is furious when Cy Tolliver (Powers Boothe) appears in Deadwood planning to open a rival brothel; Alma (Molly Parker) turns to Hickok (Keith Carradine) for help in getting to the bottom of her husband's death; the jury in the trial of Jack McCall retires to consider their verdict; and the smallpox virus engulfs the town.
Bullock takes his place as the new town sheriff; a prospector arrives in town with a blueprint for a significant mining operation; a county commissioner delivers news that puts everyone's gold claims in jeopardy; and Bullock gains possession of a safe full of money.
All twelve episodes from the third series of HBO's controversial television western, set in the violent and corrupt South Dakota town of Deadwood in the days after Custer's defeat at the Little Big Horn. In this series, Deadwood's first elections are nigh but the chances of them going off without a hitch are slim, Alma starts to recover from her health scare and she's larger than life, doing battle with Hearst over claims, As Tolliver tries to find a respectable employee suitable to be his liaison with Hearst, Swearengen tries to understand the reasoning behind Hearst's actions and Hearst's men do their best to derail the path of democracy in Deadwood. Episodes included: 'Tell Your God to Ready for Blood', 'I Am Not The Fine Man You Take Me For', 'True Colors', 'Full Faith And Credit', 'A Two-Headed Beast', 'A Rich Find', 'Unauthorized Cinnamon', 'Leviathan Smiles', 'Amateur Night', 'A Constant Throb', 'The Catbird Seat' and 'Tell Him Something Pretty'.