Bill Hickok's longtime friend and traveling companion, Charlie has spent much of his recent life smoothing things over in his friend's wake. Now that Hickok is dead, Charlie has elected to remain in Deadwood. With commerce exploding in town, he has launched a freight business, which was immediately successful.
Suddenly one of the town leaders, Utter is uncomfortable with civic matters and town living, but he accepts a job as fire commissioner. As residents soon learn, he takes his role quite seriously.