|Season 1, Episode 3|
|Air date||April 4, 2004|
|Written by||Jody Worth|
|Directed by||Davis Guggenheim|
"Here Was a Man"
"Reconnoitering the Rim" is the third episode of the first season of Deadwood. It is the third episode of the series overall. It premiered on April 4, 2004. It was written by Jody Worth and directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Competition arrives for Swearengen in the form of the Bella Union, a new gambling outfit from Chicago operated by savvy Cy Tolliver, Madame Joanie Stubbs and gambling guru Eddie Sawyer. Hickok puts up precious collateral in a poker game with McCall, and a threat from Brom Garret regarding his gold claim invites harsh consequences. The relationship between Bullock and Swearengen continues to worsen over the latter's suspicions of Bullock's and Hickok's intentions.