Season 1 Episode 5

Matthew 12:25

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 06, 2006 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Tommy sees an opportunity to make some money when the governor asks him to introduce a bill that would create jobs on the hill but would also tear down some houses. Michael deals with Armenian drug dealers working out of a local bar. Rose fights back when they want to lay off 25 workers at the mill.moreless

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  • The real beginning of the season, the best episode so far.

    Michael is rising while his brother is having hard times finding the balance between his political survival and the sake of the hill. Things are changing. The show truly starts there, and one can even feel that the dialogues come up smoother. It's becoming more casual, more human, which makes the whole show look more realistic. Characters are stabilising themselves and the pieces of the Hill's picture assemble. As a proof, we get to know and to see Michael a bit more - him, his cool tattoos, his scars -

    The fight's scene against the Armenian dealers is a beauty, as well as the firing of Jimmy by Tommy.

    The choice of music is very clever, as always. V.U heroin's introduction is perfectly timed.

    The show has found its own rhythm and and it come out just fine, the flattering comparison with The Sopranos seems more and more relevant.moreless
Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis

Jacob Weiss

Guest Star

Robert Mason

Robert Mason

Mayor's Aide

Guest Star

Aaron J. Patton

Aaron J. Patton

State House Aide

Guest Star

Billy Smith

Billy Smith

Moe Riley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Michael: Pete, you throw like a girl.
      Pete: Listen, I don't throw like a f#@kin' girl. All right?
      Michael: It's not the best part of your game, is it?
      Pete: It's a cruel thing to f#@kin' say.
      Michael: All right, all right. I take it back. You don't throw like a girl.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Matthew 12:25 - "And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand" (King James Version)