The Shot Heard 'Round the Web

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Posted on April 12, 2004 1:59 PM in Television
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People are reacting to the seemingly hasty demise of Deadwood's Wild Bill Hickok:

Yendi writes:

Okay, face it. The one thing you know about Deadwood is that it's where Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back while playing poker. It's certainly the one thing I knew. So I knew it was going to happen on the series. I just figured it'd happen a little bit later.

Thing is, shooting Bill throws everything into chaos. Yeah, we've got lots of characters that we've been following, but only Seth, Alma, and Al have really been solidly focused on. Without Bill, there's a lot of major focus that needs to shift. I would've liked to have seen more of a story for him (his self-destructive poker playing had a ton of potential), but he might work well as a myth and as someone for the others to mourn. Plus, it'll be interesting to see how this affects the Alma/Al/EB claim situation.

Absentkore writes:

I cannot believe they killed the best character in only the fourth f*&%ing episode. #@$%. HBO does some $%&^ed up *&#$, they killed one of the main characters in Oz in like the 6th episode ...... but this is like killing tony soprano. it just doesnt work.

I knew he died, I know about some "old west" history, but episode 4 ? $#@*!

Kate writes:

I looooove Wild Bill! That little $%&#er SHOT him! I told Paul I knew something was going to happen.. Bill sat with his back to the door. NO marshall would ever do that. Still.. $#@^%.. I am so pissed!

The legend lives on...


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