The Black Donnellys

Season 1 Episode 9

All of Us Are in the Gutter

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Unknown on NBC

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  • Is this Tommy's last gasp?

    Kate sets Tommy up with Munst, a famous local painter. She tells Tommy that Huey always knew Tommy had potential. But from the look in Kate's eye, I think it is Kate that sees lots of potential in Tommy. And I don't think it has anything to do with paint. Meanwhile, Kevin reveals to Jimmy that he kept Louie's cell, against Jimmy's orders and took bets on it. One of the losers turned out to be Nicky. Who now knows that the Donnellys are working Louie's book-making action. Which could get them all killed. In TBDs tradition to never go at a problem in the way you'd expect, Jmmy doesn't wait for Nicky to come and get them. He decides to go after Nicky. In a funny scene Jimmy takes Whitey to Nicky's bar -- and when he finds out that Nickys' not there - robs it of the exact amount Nicky lost to Kevin! Only that doesn't get the desired result. Nicky refuses to deal with Jimmy, 'the hot head junkie brother'. Nicky wants to deal with Tommy, 'the smart brother'. In fact, Nicky treats Tommy with respect and makes him an offer. Which puts Jimmy and Tommy at each others throats, and sets the stage for a big showdown. At the end of the episode Tommy goes back to the painter one last time. You can see in his eyes how much finally giving up his dream of getting out of the neighborhood is going to hurt.