DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
OH DEAR. Mrs Garret. Alma. Alma, Alma, Alma. I’m asking myself if Deadwood can get any better and one of the voices in my head is saying yes, it can, and it’s going to happen next week when Francis Wolcott has a bit of a turn.
The guy playing Wolcott is Garret Dillahunt. Dillahunt also played the guy who killed Wild Bill Hickok in the first series. Jack McCall. Who then died. And now he’s back playing somebody completely different. With a beard and nice clothes. He’s not very nice though, is he. No. A few issues going on there.
This episode is called Complications and damn right. The whole place, Deadwood itself, is one problem after another. And not always after. Often at the same time.
How’s Cy Tolliver going to regroup? It’ll take some doing. Wolcott’s got it all over him at the moment.
I love that line Cy delivered when Wolcott, all show, arrived in town and he walked into Cy’s place and Cy asks him what he’ll have and Wolcott says, Kentucky bourbon if you got it, and Cy says to the barman, ‘‘ Pour Mr Wolcott a bourbon, Jack, and tell him it’s from Kentucky.’’
I’m probably more con-
A bit random: Alma Garret cerned about Alma, played by Molly Parker. Several things, including that she randomly sacked Sofia’s tutor, so I’d like to see her buy the hotel from E.B. Farnum. And not just because he’s a dill. A fabulously entertaining dill.
I’ve also really enjoyed Johnny and Dan lately, and their hovering over Al Swearengen. Johnny’s trying to tell Al tonight all about Jarry, the county commissioner, and the mining claims notice he gave Merrick to publish in his paper and that Merrick just put up outside his office. And Al’s like, Johnny, I want you to stop thinking now.
Weren’t they just rocked to discover that Al was actually a person? Who could get sick and possibly die on them? Deadwood ABC2, 9.30pm