Anyways is a show where two veteran Deadwood fans watch an episode with a person who's never seen the show before then immediately have a discussion about it. Alma's father, Otis Russell, arrives from New York to "help" with her claim. Swearengen strikes a bargain with Adams to rid him of some legal baggage involving the arriving magistrate.



With annexation of Deadwood looming, Swearengen calls a meeting to set up an informal government.

An opium theft leaves Swearengen trying to find a common language with his supplier, and navigating murky waters to deal with the mess. Meanwhile, Silas Adams, bagman for the magistrate from Yankton, arrives with bad news for Swearengen. Bullock regrets having raised his hand at the government meeting. An unwelcome and ailing Reverend Smith gravitates to the Gem and its new piano.

After tracking down a murderer, Bullock returns to camp as a changed man; Swearengen sees through Trixie's latest subterfuge; Alma remains cold on Farnum's bid on her claim. Bullock Returns to the Camp.

Riders arrive with a vaccine and word of a possible treaty with the Dakota; Alma rethinks her plans; Tolliver teaches Stubbs a deadly lesson at the expense of a couple of con artists.

Deadwood must make its own laws to try a murderer; Swearengen enlists Trixie to help Alma with the Metz child; Doc Cochran fears an illness might threaten the camp.

Bullock encounters resistance in his quest to bring a murderer to justice; the camp fathers dispatch riders to get a precious vaccine; Cochran enlists Jane as a nurse.

Swearengen directs Farnum to buy back the Garret claim; Alma asks Calamity Jane and Hickok for help; Charlie Utter leaves the camp; Hickok's luck at poker yields an unexpected return.

Competition arrives for Swearengen; Hickok puts up precious collateral in a poker game; Bullock and Star strike a deal on land for their store; Brom threatens Swearengen.

Swearengen takes a special interest in the survivor of the massacre; Bullock and Star try to buy property; Brom Garret rethinks his recent investment, while his wife treats her anxieties.

Two Deadwood fanatics and one guy who's seen none of the show, go episode by episode and review them with a fine tooth comb (mustache comb).