9:30pm – Monday, August 15 on ABC2
After three near impeccable seasons Deadwood draws to a close tonight with a final episode full of intensity and intimidation.
Set in the late 1800s in a deeply corrupt mining town all the ideas that were building in the first two series come to a delightful and bloody end in this final instalment.
Tonight, voting day dawns in Deadwood.
In the empty theatre Langrishe (Brian Cox) reviews the state of tensions in the camp and whether it should prevent their debut.
Laid up with back pain George Hearst (Gerald McRaney) orders Farnum (William Sanderson) to deliver a note to Swearengen (Ian McShane). EB fears the note demands his death but Al reveals that it insists on Trixie’s (Paula Malcomson).
Fed up with being in hiding, Trixie dresses to go out, swearing she’s not afraid to die.
Under the guise of asking about his health, Langrishe visits Hearst to gauge his intentions over resolving tensions with Swearengen and Sheriff Bullock (Timothy Olyphant).
Hearst reveals his intention to leave Deadwood as soon as he sees the election returns and the whore who shot him dead.