Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought. Starring Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, and Molly Parker. Deadwood: The Movie premieres May 31 on HBO.
If I have no time at all, can you remind me where things ended?
Thirteen-year-old spoiler warning: In the series’ penultimate episode, prostitute-turned-banker Trixie (Paula Malcomson) tries and fails to kill Hearst to avenge his murder of Alma’s second husband, Ellsworth (Jim Beaver). Hearst, who doesn’t get a great look at his would-be assassin, demands her dead body as his price for sparing the rest of the town. Al, who remains deeply in love with Trixie even though she’s left him for Bullock’s friend Sol Starr (John Hawkes), decides to instead sacrifice a sex worker named Jen who vaguely resembles Trixie, and whom only his man Johnny (Sean Bridgers) cares much about. The devil’s bargain fools Hearst, who rides out of town appeased and smug, leaving Al to scrub out Jen’s blood and again consider the human cost of bringing the camp into the American experiment.
Also relevant to the movie, from near the end of the series: Jane is in a relationship with former madam Joanie Stubbs (Kim Dickens), and both have been helping Martha Bullock run a school for the local children.