The Black Donnellys Episodes

2007, TV Show

The Black Donnellys Episode: "A Stone of the Heart"

Season 1, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: As Sean's fate becomes clear to the Donnelly siblings, an antsy Jimmy stews in a holding cell. Meanwhile, an unsettled Tommy finds comfort in Jenny as their friendship begins to morph into something more serious; Nicky grasps control of the Italian mob.
Original Air Date: Mar 5, 2007

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Season 1, Episode 2
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Length: 44:05
Aired: 3/5/2007
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March 5, 2007: A Stone of the Heart Season 1, Episode 2

The original title of this show was supposed to be: The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank whoever nixed that idea. Don't get me wrong, I love the character, but I don't get it. How does Joey ( Keith Nobbs) know everything? Sure, he keeps saying, "Oh, well, I was there." But he only painted himself into the background after his lawyer asked him how he knew what had happened. He never placed himself at the hospital, in the van, or where Tommy and Kevin got rid of Louie's body. This episode was all about Tommy ( Jonathan Tucker) and Kevin ( Billy Lush). The best scenes have been between the two of them: last week during the elevator scene and this week in Nicky Cottero's bar. When Tommy began to walk to the back room to see Nicky and saw Kevin sitting in a booth, I think we were all a bit shocked. I didn't think they were on very good terms after they had beaten each other to the ground. Kevin had pulled a gun on Tommy, after all. But this scene proved how far they are willing to go for one another. I'll admit, I thought this show jumped the shark, but hopefully it will prove me wrong. The minute Jenny kissed Tommy in the hospital I thought it was all over. I've always disliked when shows drag out relationships between main characters, but you can go a few episodes, even seasons, before two characters jump into bed together. And that's exactly what Tommy and Jenny did. After the body was disposed of, the clothes were burned and the blood was scrubbed away - it was time for some lovemaking. I'm glad Tommy finally said, "I love you," but did you notice Jenny didn't say it back? She said it last week when she gave her speech about how she mistakenly heard that Tommy had been beaten up, but she didn't repeat herself in the bedroom. And then Joey explains it all. Could he have been in the bedroom too? ( That's sarcasm.) Joey took us back to when Tommy ran over Jimmy's leg. Tommy prayed and prayed to God to let Jimmy walk again. Apparently, when that prayer was answered, the price would be the one thing Tommy wanted most - Jenny. Again, Joey Ice Cream knows all. Either he can read minds or we are being lied to, because I did not see him sitting on that stairwell praying with Tommy. You could see how painful it was for Jenny to tell Tommy she couldn't "do this." Meaning: no more Tommy and Jenny. She did scrub blood off a basement floor for him - if that's not love, I don't know what is. But she knows being with him will only hurt more in the end. I liked the new characters as well. Mrs. Donnelly ( Kate Mulgrew) is a tough lady. (Of course she is - she was on the Star Trek: Voyager.) We didn't get to see much of her, but she loves her sons and she believes in the good of people - even if wrong has to be done. I especially liked the moment when Mrs. Donnelly thanked Jenny for being there: "It's hard to watch someone suffer." I assume that Jenny's mother is no longer living and Jenny had to witness her mother's suffering. We also got to meet Hughie Farrell's brother: Dokey ( Peter Greene). He scares the h*ll out of me. I'd rather sit in a room with Sal, Hughie and Nicky Coterro and play Russian roulette for fun. The man carries an ax with him. Yes, the murder of his brother has upset him, but I think it's obvious that Dokey Farrell was born with a few lose screws. Again, he carries an ax. He'll be causing a lot of problems for the Donnellys and the Italians. By the way, for those of you who were so concerned last week: A "viewer discretion" notice was shown before the show began because the show contains violence. Now you know. show less
The original title of this show was supposed to be: The Truth According to Joey Ice Cream. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank whoever nixed that idea. Don’t get me wrong, I love the character, but I don’t get it. How does Joey (Keith Nobbs) know everything? Sure, he keeps saying, “Oh, well, I was there.” But he only painted himself into the background after his lawyer asked him how he knew what had happened. He never placed himself at the hospital, in the van, or where Tommy and Kevin got rid of Louie’s body.This episode was all about Tommy (Jonathan Tucker) and Kevin (Billy Lush). The best scenes have been between the two of them: last week during the elevator scene and this week in Nicky Cottero’s bar. When Tommy began to walk to the back room to see Nicky and saw Kevin sitting in a booth, I think we were all a bit shocked. I didn’t think they were on very good terms after they had beaten each other to the ground. Kevin had pulled a ... read more

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Premiered: February 26, 2007, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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