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.
First episode of the drama set in a lawless US town in the aftermath of Little Big Horn, where everyone's a gold digger, from hopeful prospectors to the saloon hookers. Starring Ian McShane as ruthless saloon owner Al Swearengen, Timothy Olyphant as store manager Seth Bullock and Molly Parker as Alma Garrett.
Calamity Jane and Doc Cochran care for the little girl who survived the massacre, as suspicions arise that the Indians may not have been to blame. Hickok asks Bullock for protection in a high-stakes poker game, and Tom Mason is determined to exact his revenge. Starring Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant and Nick Offerman.
Al is furious when Cy Tolliver appears in Deadwood planning to open a rival brothel, and vows to find out who helped the crafty businessman sneak into town. Meanwhile, Brom Garrett confronts the saloon owner over his dud gold claim. Starring Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant and Molly Parker.
Two teenagers come to town with a tale that they're in search of their runaway father, but when they see the two rival saloons the dollar signs ring up in their eyes and they decide to split up and each take a job at separate establishments. Meanwhile, tensions rise when Bullock returns with a fresh ultimatum for Swearengen.
The people of the town begin to latch on to what Miles and Flora are up to, and decide it's time for someone to put a stop to their games. Meanwhile, a vaccine arrives which is to be administered for smallpox.
The inhabitants of the crime-riddled town call for a despotic government to rule over the commune and so Farnum is installed as mayor, with Utter as Fire Commissioner. Starring William Sanderson and Dayton Callie.
Jewel continues to come under fire for the problems with her leg, so she visits Doc Cochran bearing pictures of braces, which she hopes will ease her discomfort. Meanwhile, Trixie has an appointment with Sol, and Alma's father comes to town.
Seth Bullock puts self-doubt aside and appoints himself sheriff of Deadwood. Meanwhile, three men meet a grisly end with the deaths of the Rev Smith, Claggett and Otis Russell, the latter coming at the hands of the town's new law enforcer.