One of the perks of being a member of the Media (ahem) is getting into stuff free, shaking hands with politicians (why do they always seem to smell so good?) and getting press kits with cool stuff in them. HBO sent me this info (I WISH they would send preview tapes, but I guess our paper isn’t big enough for that. Anyway, here’s info on the first episodes of Deadwood, which kicks off its third (and possibly last) season June 11. Thought I’d share what they sent me. I’ll condense as much as possible
The cast of regulars are back, the usual suspects, including Powers Boothe as Tolliver. Also appearing will be Brian Cox as Jack Langrishe and Gerald McRaney as George Hearst in recurring guest stars.
Episode 1: “Tell Your God to Ready for Blood” June 11
Deadwood’s first true elections are approaching, with the offices of sheriff – Bullock vs. Harry Manning, a bartender at Number Ten – and mayor – E.B. Farnum vs. Sol Star – to be contested. At the Gem, one of Hearst’s Cornish workers is killed, raising Swearengen’s suspicions that the incident was a staged Hearst power play. Meanwhile, complications involving Alma’s pregnancy alarm the Doc and Ellsworth. Adams’ orchestrated foreclosure gives Star a new home, with discreet access next door for Trixie. Jane prepares to share her experiences scouting for Custer with the camp’s children (!). Dismayed by her inability to make a clean break from gut-stabbed Tolliver, Joanie contemplates the easy way out. Hearst offers Bullock his political backing in exchange for Bullock’s promise to extert influence over certain areas of the camp. Episode is directed by Mark Tinker, written by David Milch and Ted Mann
Since this is my first time using the spoiler tags, I’ll let this fly and see if it works.