9:30pm – Monday, June 27 on ABC2
In an age of plunder and greed the richest gold strike in American history draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything – and everyone – has a price. Welcome to Deadwood…a hell of a place to make your fortune.
Tonight, Cy Tolliver (Powers Booth) is looking for an underling to represent him in his dealings with George Hearst (Gerald McRaney), mimicking Al Swearengen’s (Ian McShane) approach.
Hearst tries to discern Silas Adams’ (Titus Welliver) loyalty to Swearengen, and whether he can win it away. In the end, all Hearst offers is a message that Captain Turner (Alan Graf) is ready to take on Dan Dority (W Earl Brown).
Swearengen debriefs Adams on his meeting. Dority, riled that he’s been called out, is ready to fight. But Al wants to think first.
Meanwhile, Bullock draws his gun to fire the signal for Hostetler (Richard Gant) at the hardware store and ‘drunk’ Steve (Michael Harney) to sign simultaneously their agreement on the livery.
Al, unable to figure Hearst’s angle, sends Dority off to fight. Dority prepares, greasing himself up. Johnny Burns (Sean Bridgers) offers to shoot Turner if Dan signals something is going wrong, but Dority won’t have it.
As Turner prepares, Hearst and Turner recollect past fights, Hearst insinuating he should make the fight an object lesson for everyone watching.
Dority and Turner charge towards each other and a long and brutal battle.