Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Jewel (Geri Jewell) goes to see the Doc (Brad Dourif) to try to convince him to make some kind of brace for her. "Draggin' my leg really makes Al crazy," she explains. At first, Doc is reluctant to risk causing further harm to Jewel, but eventually he reconsiders. Al (Ian McShane) arranges for Silas (Titus Welliver) to head back to Yankton with a powerful message for the magistrate who's trying to shake him down. A.W. (Jeffrey Jones is excited by the arrival of a new camera. Sol (John Hawkes) and Trixie (Paula Malcomson) have a tryst in the hardware store, but a witness later brings unexpected trouble for them. Charlie (Dayton Callie) visits the No. 10 in his capacity as fire inspector, much to the chagrin of owner Tom Nuttall (Leon Rippy), a pioneer who now feels that the camp is getting away from him. Perhaps that's why he goes along when Con Stapleton (Peter Jason) asks him for a recommendation to Al for the vacant position of Deadwood's sheriff. Seth (Timothy Olyphant) isn't particularly pleased with the appointment, and mentions his displeasure to Al, who seems to think that Seth would make an excellent replacement. Cy (Powers Boothe) assigns Leon (Larry Cedar) to stir up animosity against the Chinese. Alma (Molly Parker) appoints Ellsworth (Jim Beaver) to oversee her expanding mining operation. Her father, Otis Russell (William Russ), arrives in town, and does not seem to have the best intentions toward his daughter and her gold claim. This episode was scripted by Ricky Jay, who plays Eddie Sawyer.