• There’s a mirror image in the credits that I never noticed, the last image of the horse, and that’s the one with Milch’s name, so it’s the important one.
  • Aw, Doc, no.
  • Powers Boothe is just fucking evil.
  • Doc, could you not cough your tuberculosis directly into the whore’s mouths?
  • The bank is open!
  • Terrific line #1: “We live in faith.” (Merrick to the thoroughfare.)
  • Brian Cox is so wonderfully silly, and speaks the speech so trippingly, that you almost forgive him for being such a waste of time.
  • What did you say to people who told you they were “just doing their job” before the Nazis?
  • Since the dawn of recorded history, all men have wanted to play fireman.
  • Decolletage.
  • There is absolutely no question that Milch, et al, were setting up the town to burn down.
  • (Mainly because: A, he said it was going to; and B, Deadwood did actually burn down a bunch of times.)
  • Oh, for Christ’s sake, Hostetler and Franklin Ajaye: why would you come back?
  • Terrific line #2: “You think just cuz I got a peppermint, you’re getting it, you sweet-toothed cocksucker?” (Steve the Drunk to a horse.)
  • Please don’t say that word, Charlie Utter: I just spent an hour writing about how wonderful you are.
  • I hate you, Steve the Racist Drunk: why do you have to make everything so difficult?
  • And, Jesus, how racist do you have to be in 1877 to be the racist one?
  • Terrific line #3: “He has appointed to degrade himself.” (Farnum, regarding Con Stapleton banging one of the actresses whose name I am not bothering to look up.)
  • Instead of receiving a toaster for opening an account at the Deadwood bank, you got called a cocksucker.
  • Women had it the worst.
  • Blacks also had it the worst.
  • Black women had it the absolute worstest.
  • Still do.
  • Steve would be a Trump supporter with 40 Twitter followers and 90,000 tweets.
  • Why does Hostetler want to go to Oregon?
  • Does Hostetler know the history of that particular state?
  • Also, Hostetler’s great-great-grandson went on to lead the New York Giants to a Super Bowl victory.
  • Al does his best acting during blowjobs.
  • Terrific line #4 “Titans gather. Do we now assault Olympus?” (Farnum to Al and Powers Boothe before their meeting with Hearst.)
  • There is no ATM in the Deadwood bank.
  • Everyone needs to wash their face, even the clean people.
  • I simply will not allow myself to contemplate the state of these filthmonsters’ buttholes.
  • (Ironically enough, the Cornish miners might have been the cleanest people in the camp due to the daily forced showers. Everyone else took baths, which as we all know, merely redistribute evenly over the entire body the stank that was previously concentrated in the pits and where ya shits.)
  • Steve the Drunk and Hostetler may be deliberately trying to get Sheriff Bullock to murder them both, although this is the first time in the series that Bullock’s temper has been played for laughs.
  • I never understood the Hawkeye thing: Hawkeye was Adams’ partner, and once got his ass kicked by Dan (I think), but now Al hates him so much that when Adams just mentions his name, Al slaps him.
  • I think there was a scene left out of an episode.
  • Or maybe Milch forgot to write this part.
  • I forgive him.
  • Also: Al calls Hawkeye a douchebag, and it may be the one wrong note of dialogue in the entire show.
  • I don’t give a shit if that term was in the parlance at the time, it sounds anachronistic and clangorous, and then they repeat it three or four times.
  • Hit Steve more, Bullock!
  • Terrific line #5: “You know you hurt my feelings.” (Dority to Al, after Al has sent Adams to meet with Hearst. It’s more the line reading than the line, but still.)
  • Two things Alma Garrett loves: looking out windows poignantly, and opiates.
  • Calamity Jane has a feather in her hat, but I do not know what she calls it.
  • How comfortable could the mattresses possibly have been?
  • I have done no research, but I would wager that Memory Foam® had not been invented yet.
  • Terrific line #6: “Kid yourself about your behavior and you’ll never learn a fucking thing.” (Who do you think?)
  • Terrific line #7: “Well, bless you for a fucking fibber.” (Same guy.)
  • Bless all us fucking fibbers.