It's the same bullshit in Deadwood. We're primed for some sort of all out war with armies on both sides and with the tension mounting. You figure that at any moment the world will end with a bang but fuck nothing happens. There's no huge shootout, no bloody rampage, nothing. It looks like HBO reached a deal with the producers to create a couple of 2-hour long 'movies'. Can't seem to find any info online about when they'll finally be released but I better get my bloodbath or I'm going to be pissed.
I can't understand why someone didn't just go over there and pop Heast one in the face to begin with. It seems stupid to play the cat and mouse game with someone who has you outgunned and you're sure will come for you. At that point, you have two very clear choices: run for the hills or cut the head off the snake and hope the body withers and dies. If nothing else, Heast dead will probaly buy you a good amount of time until things sort themselves out. No one could have predicted that he would have just wandered off on his own, which is pretty unbelievable if you think about it. I'm assuming that grenades and the like either hadn't been invented yet or weren't prominant. Pity...a couple grenades tossed into the room while Heast was viewing the corpse would have been a spiffy start to the final showdown.