Jamie gets acquainted with the Ewings and a skeptical J.R. demands she prove her identity, but Sue Ellen assures her that she is part of the family. Jamie produces her Alaska driver’s license and an old photo of Jock and her father and bests J.R. when he tests her knowledge of the oil business. At the diner where she works, Lucy is rescued from some roughnecks by her co-worker’s boyfriend. Cliff is tempted by an offer from Weststar to acquire Barnes-Wentworth with a powerful seat for him on its board.
Bullock encounters native resistance in his quest to bring a murderer to justice. Swearengen presses a resentful Farnum to keep tabs on Alma and Trixie; the camp fathers pool their resources to dispatch riders after precious vaccine and build a sick tent; Cochran enlists Jane as a nurse; and Swearengen collaborates on an article for the ‘Deadwood Pioneer.’