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The Black Donnellys Episode: "Run Like Hell"

Season 1, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Tommy gets unwillingly drawn into his brothers' bookmaking action. Meanwhile, the medical condition of Jenny's father (Kevin Conway) comes to light. Maxwell: John Lavelle. Whitey: Kevin Corrigan.
Original Air Date: Mar 26, 2007
Guest Cast Kevin Corrigan: Whitey John Lavelle: Maxwell Kate Mulgrew: Helen Donnelly Peter Greene: Dokey Kevin Conway: Ian
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Season 1, Episode 6
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Length: 42:58
Aired: 3/26/2007
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April 2, 2007: The Only Sure Thing Season 1, Episode 6

It doesn't surprise me that no one here ever has any money: There are never customers in the diner or the bar. Sean thinks a jukebox will help Jimmy's business. Maybe the Donnellys should have more wakes at their bar. Enough people die every week to keep them in business. Every time Jimmy ( Thomas Guiry)comes on the screen I want to shout, "You're killin' me, Smalls!" The guy looks for trouble. He's always lying, cheating and stealing. And he always gets away with it. Even if he has to throw a man out of a window to do it. I was surprised at how fatherly Jimmy was with Sean. He really doesn't want Sean to get caught up in the new family business of bookkeeping and killing sprees. Perhaps Jimmy is actually being a responsible older brother or he just feels guilty that Sean already got a nasty taste of the other end of the fist. Either way, I hope Sean stays out of trouble. He obviously doesn't want to go back to school, but that may be the best thing for him. By the way, how old is he? I'm beginning to think he is not old enough to hang out in bars, but in their neighborhood no one cares. If he's been out of high school for a year and a half he is most likely 20 years old. Close enough. Jenny went head-to-head with Dokie (who's been ax-free lately). I was happy to see her stand up for her father and the diner, but why does she always look so dull? Sure, she lives in a beat-down neighborhood, but she doesn't have to look so homely all the time. She wears gray and black in every scene, with her arms folded and her eyes popping out. She's a pretty girl and I know she's the victim in most of the story lines, but she seems so boring. I don't see the attraction Tommy has for her. I liked the flashback with Kevin. It gave us a clear understanding of how his gambling obession began. However, I don't know too many kids who go to the tracks alone and bet on horses. I thought that he picked the horse for his dad to bet on. Instead, it showed him at the tracks alone and then walking into his home to hear that his father had been killed. And in a previous flashback we saw that Mr. Donnelly was with Jimmy when he died. So why was a kid like Kevin gambling on his own? Furthermore, I knew Tommy was going to go with the first horse Kevin wanted. I was shocked that Tommy even made the bet, but he becomes desperate with all things Jenny. I'm glad he trusted Kevin's first instinct. Speaking of bets, I should have called Whitey and told him about my Kate Ferrell/Tommy prediction. The woman gave Tommy $13,000! I wish I had that kind of money lying around my house. Then she gave him a more than friendly, awkward kiss. I knew it. I'm awesome. Pay up! Now, who wants to bet me that Kate and Tommy get closer within the next two episodes? Any takers? show less
It doesn’t surprise me that no one here ever has any money: There are never customers in the diner or the bar. Sean thinks a jukebox will help Jimmy’s business. Maybe the Donnellys should have more wakes at their bar. Enough people die every week to keep them in business.Every time Jimmy (Thomas Guiry)comes on the screen I want to shout, “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” The guy looks for trouble. He’s always lying, cheating and stealing. And he always gets away with it. Even if he has to throw a man out of a window to do it. I was surprised at how fatherly Jimmy was with Sean. He really doesn’t want Sean to get caught up in the new family business of bookkeeping and killing sprees. Perhaps Jimmy is actually being a responsible older brother or he just feels guilty that Sean already got a nasty taste of the other end of the fist. Either way, I hope Sean stays out of trouble. He obviously doesn’t want to go back to school, but that may be the... read more

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