Deadwood: E.B. Was Left Out (2005)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Merrick (Jeffrey Jones) complains to Al (Ian McShane) about the vandalism at his office, which scared off the new schoolteacher. Al smacks him. "You got more punishment in store," he says. "Stand it like a man, and give some back." Al goes to Alma (Molly Parker) and tells her about how Miss Isringhausen is trying to get him to implicate her in Brom's murder. Alma initially thinks that Al is trying to shake her down, but Al makes it clear that he's on her side, because he doesn't want Hearst taking over the camp. Cy (Powers Boothe) enlists Leon (Larry Cedar) and Con (Peter Jason) to drum up interest in the Chinese whores that Lee (Philip Moon) has brought in. Joanie (Kim Dickens) lets Cy know that she won't make trouble for Wolcott (Garret Dillahunt) over bloodshed at the Chez Amis. She does confide to Charlie (Dayton Callie), who decides to pick a fight with Wolcott and mete out punishment himself in the thoroughfare. This worries Cy, who recommends that Al call a town meeting to discuss the camp's attitude toward the powerful George Hearst and his proxies. Cy tells them that if Hearst doesn't like the way they treat his people, he can have them replaced. E.B. (William Sanderson) is offended at not being invited to the meeting, but Al, as always, has his reasons. Wolcott tells Doc (Brad Dourif) that he has Wild Bill's last letter in his possession, and Doc relays the message to Charlie. This episode was directed by Michael Almereyda.