Question: What was the reason for Ricky Jay's departure from Deadwood? I heard there was a "disagreement with Milch"? Didn't Jay also write a couple episodes of the show? Randy
Ausiello: Yes, he wrote one episode of the first season, and yes, the buzz is he had a falling-out with series creator David Milch. But an HBO rep denies that there was any bad blood between the two, adding, "We tried to get Ricky Jay to come back to resolve the story line in the first episode of the second season, and he declined." But there's no bad blood there. None whatsoever.