The Black Donnellys Episodes

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The Black Donnellys Season 1 episodes

Easy Is the Way Season 1, Episode 13

Tommy plots an escape for the family; Jimmy and Joey try to eliminate Dokey and his thugs; Dokey forces a confession out of Tommy before a shootout begins. read more

The Black Drop Season 1, Episode 12

Jenny's husband is found; Tommy recruits Nicky to probe his father's murder; Dokey goes too far with Jimmy, and provokes the wrath of Tommy and Kevin. read more

Wasn't That Enough Season 1, Episode 11

Tommy ignores warnings from Helen and Dokey and delves into the past, where he uncovers his father's real-estate partnership---as well as his father's fate. read more

When the Door Opens Season 1, Episode 10

Dokey tests his partnership with the brothers by asking them to evict junkies from a building, resulting in a confrontation with a war veteran; Jimmy deals with Whitey. read more

All of Us Are in the Gutter Season 1, Episode 9

When Tommy attempts to divorce himself from the mob world and become a painter, Huey's widow (Molly Schaffer) helps him land a job at an art studio. Elsewhere, Nicky decides to partner up with the Donnellys---but he'll wheel and deal with Tommy only, enraging Jimmy. read more

In Each One a Savior Season 1, Episode 8

Tommy, who seems to be emerging as the head of the neighborhood, helps a woman drive away drug dealers from her building, but he may get conned in the process. Meanwhile, Jimmy makes power moves to take over the area, demanding payment from Jenny and her father; and Nicky scrutinizes the disappearance of Louie Downtown. read more

March 12, 2007: The World Will Break Your Heart Season 1, Episode 3

Quick tip: There is an exclusive episode online that bridges the gap between this episode and last week’s episode. If you haven’t seen it, I strongly suggest you watch it!This was a very quiet episode. And by "quiet" I mean no one died. In the exclusive episode, someone does die. After watching that episode and this one, my choice for favorite brother has changed. From the beginning, I was a Tommy fan. But poor Kevin (Billy Lush) tries so hard. You’ve got to give the guy some credit — he really does mean well. When we look back to the first episode, the brother who caused all of the drama was Kevin. He never meant for any of this to happen, but his gambling problem did get the Donnellys in way over their heads. However, the guy isn’t unlucky. He’s just not a good card player.Kevin promised Tommy he’d take care of the liquor and he asked Joey Ice Cream to come along with him. They were hilarious. I wonder if any of the show’s writers have ever... read more

The Only Thing Sure Season 1, Episode 7

As Jimmy tries to protect Sean, Tommy joins forces with Kevin to collect payments. Meanwhile, Jenny supports her ailing father while trying to keep the family business afloat; and a look back at Kevin's childhood reveals the genesis of his gambling passion. read more

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... read more

March 26, 2007: Run Like Hell Season 1, Episode 5

I’m glad I didn’t grow up with the Donnellys. It’s hard enough trying to find a decent man in general, but in their neighborhood? I would have been single for the rest of my life! Seriously, was Tommy the only “good” guy for women to choose from? Of course, that was before he committed murder, stole from widows and beat up old friends to collect gambling debts. And even after all of that, he still looks to be the pick of the Irish-cream crop.Maybe it’s not the women’s fault that they picked deadbeats to marry. Jenny will soon take over the family diner (as suspected, her father is suffering from Alzheimer’s) and has always seemed smart. Marianne owns her own printing business. She has to have some brain cells. And yet, both ladies married losers. At least Marianne’s husband, Eddie, is still alive. The neighborhood didn’t need another widow this week. I’m also shocked at who my favorite leading ladies are. Of course, Kate Mulgrew... read more

March 19, 2007: Lies! Season 1, Episode 4

"Is it really a lie if you’re trying to spare someone’s feelings?"The women got a lot of backlash tonight. First, we find Jenny in church. “You’ve been on your knees for 45 minutes. I know a sin when I see one.” I didn’t know when she left with Samson last week that she was going to hop into bed with him, but fine. We all make mistakes. I was also shocked that her estranged (also known as dead) husband has been gone for over a year. I’d say those are good grounds for an annulment. Even after all the mistakes made, Jenny is still in love with Tommy. Why did the two of them never get together before? The priest mentioned that she should have never gotten involved with her husband.... So maybe Jenny has really bad taste in men, or she’s just unlucky.I felt so bad for Kim. The poor girl must have really fallen fast for Sean. Never mind that they knew each other for less than 24 hours — she took a hit to the face for him. Do you remember tha... read more

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 ... read more

February 26, 2007: Where Are the Bodies? (Pilot) Season 1, Episode 1

NBC is finally rising from the dead. First, they saved the cheerleader, now they’ve sucked us into family drama at its finest. Did everyone love Joey "Ice Cream" — “because under pressure, I’m like ice” — as much as I did? He is the greatest, most unreliable narrator I’ve ever listened to. The year of his story changed not once, not twice, but three times. He definitely has a talent for exaggerating the story to his advantage by placing himself into every situation as if he is the fifth Donnelly brother. I especially liked his description of the Irish: “The Irish have always been victims of negative stereotypes.... People think we’re all drunks and brawlers. And sometimes that gets you so mad all you want to do is get drunk and punch somebody.” I have a feeling the detectives will eventually lose their patience with Joey. The book across the face is definitely going to leave a mark.So, how much does Kevin owe the Italians? Even aft... read more

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