So many awesome moments:
Con Stapleton and his “spasm of sex interest” made me laugh my ass off.
Al consults the Chief again. And compares himself to him.
Tom Nuttall going off on Steve the Drunk was priceless.
Trixie’s little rant in Sol’s room when he says he “doesn’t get” what’s going on at the bank… “Of course you don’t. You’re too fucking healthy-minded,” with exhausted, affectionate scorn.
I think Dan was upset because he almost lost the fight against a worthy adversary. The only reason he won is because Turner looked up at Heart while he was drowning Dan in that puddle, and Dan was able to turn it around then. Also, you know, the whole “you’re alone, with Death” think that Al said.
Doc Cochran does NOT sound good. Also, he made a big mistake when he gave Alma more opium. I guess drug addiction wasn’t very well understood then, but I think that opened the door for her current problems.
Poor Mr. Ellsworth obviously hasn’t consummated his marriage and now maybe never will. In fact, he seems terrified of Alma. I don’t think he knows about the smack, just that Alma doesn’t love him and, when she had her eyes closed, was very likely thinking of someone else, and he couldn’t reconcile himself with that, and who can blame them, since I think he really does have feelings for her. Maybe when he finds out she’s using again, he’ll come back and help her. He’s a good guy. Also, ever thought I’d say this back in Season 1, but Jim Beaver is pretty hot. It’s Alma’s loss when he leaves.
As for Hostetler, what in the holy fuck happened there? WHAT happened? As Al said about Hearst, “The why’s what fucking confounds me. What’s in his head I cannot fucking find in mine.” Seemed rather out of the blue. Was it suppressed guilt over William or something? It can’t just have been Steve’s idiotic bullshit, can it?
EB Farnum lives in constant fear of an ass-kicking, methinks, but I felt bad for him with the “I miss our morning coffee.” What a loser.
Anyone else think Chesterton and Jack Langrishe are… more than friends? Mama Cooch/Claudia looked envious? Someone’s trying to bring culture to Deadwood. Should be interesting.
George Hearst had a bad fucking day, eh? Cocksucker. That ear-pulling never could have happened before Turner got ended, but Bullock may also have saved Hearst’s life that night.
As for next week, it’ll be worth watching just for
Trixie threatening to kill Alma’s dealer.