Deadwood (2004–2006)
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A Two-Headed Beast 

Tolliver looks for a representative, the Captain calls Dan out, Swearengen continues to be perplexed by Hearst's moves, and Alma and Ellsworth's relationship takes a turn.

Director:

Daniel Minahan

Writers:

David Milch (created by), David Milch | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Seth Bullock
Ian McShane ... Al Swearengen
Molly Parker ... Alma Garret
Jim Beaver ... Whitney Ellsworth
W. Earl Brown ... Dan Dority
Dayton Callie ... Charlie Utter
Kim Dickens ... Joanie Stubbs (credit only)
Brad Dourif ... Doc Cochran
Anna Gunn ... Martha Bullock (credit only)
John Hawkes ... Sol Star
Jeffrey Jones ... A.W. Merrick
Paula Malcomson ... Trixie
Leon Rippy ... Tom Nuttall
William Sanderson ... E.B. Farnum
Robin Weigert ... Calamity Jane (credit only)
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Storyline

Enabled by Leon, Alma reverts to her bad habits, though she's able to get Merrick to endorse her bank's liquidity during a time of crisis. Swearengen, still trying to decipher Hearst's intentions, finally finds use for E.B. after a long chill. Steve and Hostetler work out the arrangements by which the livery will change hands, but all's not ending well. Dority rises to Captain Turner's challenge, driving Hearst to the Bella Union, where Bullock hands him an earful. Written by WyattJones

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell gave W. Earl Brown (Dan Dority) the idea on how to end the fight between Dan and Captain Turner. Cantrell told that his younger brother David was in a biker bar in Oklahoma and got in a fist fight with a biker guy that had him on the pool table by the ears and was cracking his skull. David said, just in desperation, that he tried to push the guy off of him. He felt his finger hit soft tissue and knew without seeing it, that it was an eyeball. So he jammed his finger and pull the guy's eyeball out and David lived. The scene took two days to film, three days to rehearse and five minutes of screen time. See more »

Goofs

When sheriff Bullock is in the livery, a modern rubber tread sole in his boots is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Burns: I wish you'd look in on Dan, Boss, not for being poorly as down.
Al Swearengen: Johnny, some shit's best walked through alone.
Johnny Burns: Dan's killed people before. You have too, but neither've been solitary after.
Al Swearengen: A fair fight, something Dan and I have always struggled to avoid, is different. You see the light go out of their eyes. It's just you left and Death.
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Soundtracks

I'm Going Home
(uncredited)
Performed by Bama Stuart
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One of the best episodes ever....
30 June 2009 | by theShape02See all my reviews

When the song that played over the end credits, Bama Stuarts "I'm Coming Home", I had a very bittersweet feeling.. This episode showed that anybody, even very powerful, brutal, men... have their limits.. Everyone can break.. From Steve the drunk and Hostetlers situation, to Dan and Captain Turners brutal fight to the finish.. Men have their limits.. Dan is visibly very shaken, and we never see him like this... he is actually afraid... and saddend by what occurs... Wonderful acting by W. Earl Brown. Stunt coordinator Alan Graf as Captain Turner, George Hearts number one thug, also delivered far above par in his small, yet interesting role.. For once someone bigger and scarier and with a worse reputation has come to the town of Deadwood... and I am not just talking about the Captain Turner/Dan situation, but also the George Hearst/Al Swearengen situation as well... Al and Dan may be perhaps thinking they have met their match? But regardless, neither would ever back down from a fight..Dan literally in this case... Check this one out... its wonderful...... also learned that next fight I get in I should cover my whole body in a greasy lubricant of some kind.. LOL.. Enjoy.


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