Wild Bill did get killed this episode. I thought he might be around for a lot longer than that. I really liked him. I was very sad.
I strongly recommend this series to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. I think it's good enough to justify buying the first season on DVD, sight unseen, if you don't mind sex, violence and ultra-swearing. Strong characters wrestling with moral and psychological issues in a lawless society - what could be better. I admire the versatility and force of the writing.
I hope it is maintained at this quality.