Deadwood in August
Episode #33: "Amateur Night"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 6 (/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 8 (), 9 (, ) and 11 ()
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 7 ()
As Deadwood is overrun by Hearst's (Gerald McRaney) men, Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) issues contingency plans to Martha (Anna Gunn). Caught in a Pinkerton stampede, Wu (Keone Young) delivers a cryptic message to Swearengen (Ian McShane); it takes Burns (Sean Bridgers), of all people, to decipher it. Barrett (Jared Snyder) makes Merrick (Jeffrey Jones) pay for embarrassing Hearst in "The Pioneer"; Morgan Earp (Austin Nichols) calls out one of the "Pistoleros"; Commissioner Jarry (Stephen Tobolowsky) arrives from Yankton to solicit Hearst; Aunt Lou (Cleo King) gets some bad news; and Stubbs (Kim Dickens) survives an encounter with her former boss. As night falls, Langrishe (Brian Cox) mines Deadwood's talent pool with an amateur-night performance in front of his future theater, financed in part by a loan from Alma's (Molly Parker) bank.
Written by Nick Towne & Zack Whedon; directed by Adam Davidson.
Episode #34: "A Constant Throb"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 13 ()
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 15 (), 16 (, ), 18 () and 25 ()
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 14 ()
With Bullock campaigning away from camp,
Written by W. Earl Brown; directed by Mark Tinker.
Episode #35: "The Catbird Seat"
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 20 ()
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 22 (), 23 (, ) and 25 ()
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 21 ()
Bullock holds an impromptu morning meeting to determine which emergencies warrant wiring him in Sturgis, where he and Harry (Brent Sexton) are delivering campaign pitches. The first summons doesn't take long, as Hearst follows up
Written by Bernadette McNamara; directed by Gregg Fienberg.
Episode #36: "Tell Him Something Pretty" (season finale)
Debut date: SUNDAY, AUG. 27 ()
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 29 () and 30 (, ), and Sept. 1 ()
HBO2 playdate: Aug. 28 ()
The camp turns out to vote, but as Bullock notes, the election may already have been decided. In light of the mood of the populace, Langrishe delays the opening of his theater, and ponders his future in Deadwood. After detouring at Nuttall's (Leon Rippy) Number 10, Hawkeye arrives at the Gem with "almost 18" men to complement Wu's contingent.
Written by Ted Mann; directed by Mark Tinker.
DEADWOOD is produced by HBO Entertainment in association with Red Board Productions and Paramount Network Television; created and executive produced by David Milch; executive producers, Gregg Fienberg and Mark Tinker; supervising producer, Scott Stephens; producer, Ted Mann; casting directors, Junie Lowry Johnson, CSA and Libby Goldstein.