Why'd they [spoiler] in the last episode of Deadwood?
April 18, 2007 1:09 PM Subscribe
Did I miss something in the last episode of Deadwood? (spoilers galore)
posted by Bookhouse to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recently re-watched the third-season finale of Deadwood, and once again I found it one of the most frustrating episodes of a show I've ever watched. This isn't a sucks, amirite question, though. I really want to know if I missed something, or is this really what happened:
1. Trixie shoots Hearst
2. Hearst wants revenge
3. Al, Bullock and Star are afraid of Hearst, so out of cowardice they murder an innocent woman to play body double for Trixie, who they like.
4. Hearst buys it, so Al, Bullock and Star get to live another day without fighting -- hey, thanks woman they butchered!
Again, up until the third season Deadwood was one of my favorite shows, so this isn't a plea for you guys to agree with me -- I'd like someone to redeem the show for me. (I have a lot of other complaints about the season, but that's another story). I just really want to know if other people drew different interpretations of the event than I did. (I realize that there's moral ambiguity in the show, and that Al is very much an anti-hero, but I was just shocked that Bullock and Star went along with a plan that involved slitting the throat of an innocent woman. Even under high duress, it seemed very out of character).