Brotherhood is among the 35 winners of 2006 Peabody Awards
"Uniformly splendid acting and a strong sense of place characterize this serial drama about two Providence, R.I. brothers,
a rising politician and a smalltime gangster, and their morally compromised pursuits of the American dream.
Produced by Showtime, Mandalay Television"
Descriptions are from TVGuide.com
Music Info courtesy of Blake Masters, Creator and Executive Producer
|Synopsis and Music||Screencaps|
Pilot - "MARK 8:36"
Debut: Two Irish-American brothers work opposite sides of the law. One is a state representative (Jason Clarke), the other (Jason Isaacs) is involved in organized crime in Providence, R.I., and sometimes the line between their professions is blurred.
An Irish-American politician (Jason Clarke) in Providence, R.I., is surprised when his hoodlum brother (Jason Isaacs), thought to be dead, returns to town after seven years and picks up where he left off with his criminal activities. Annabeth Gish, Fionnula Flanagan.
‘El Diablo en el Ojo’
Tindersticks -- opening and closing credits
In an attempt to take
over a neighborhood store, Michael leans on a merchant by playing a game
of Russian roulette with her mentally challenged brother (C.J. Wilson);
Tommy wheels and deals behind the scenes to keep a highway spur from
bisecting the Hill; Eileen gets disturbing news during a doctor's visit.
‘Once in a Lifetime’
Talking Heads -- while Michael's driving
A garbagemen's strike
is stinking up the city and it looks like Tommy may have to get down and
dirty with the party political machine to help reach a settlement;
Michael tries to recruit members for his new crew; Eileen's lover misses
their afternoon rendezvous. Len Cariou, David Ian, Al Sapienza.
‘Unclean’ Bitch Funky Sex
Machine -- opening trash montage
Rose's regular Sunday
family dinner is interrupted by gun-wielding Treasury agents on the
trail of counterfeit currency that is being passed around town; Michael,
who doesn't “point out rats, I stomp on 'em,” takes care of the guy who
ratted him out to the Feds; Tommy seeks the Speaker's help on a bill
that would be beneficial to a real-estate deal he is preparing.
‘Selfish Man’ Flogging Molly -- End of episode
The governor wants
Tommy to introduce a bill that would tear down houses on the Hill and
gain some jobs, and Tommy sees a chance to make some money out of the
deal; Michael faces off with Armenian drug dealers who have set up shop
in a neighborhood bar, and makes his lawyer brother-in-law Jimmy an
offer he can't refuse; Rose takes a stand when her employer wants to lay
off 25 workers at the mill.
Underground -- Eileen at dinner/Michael at Shannon's
Michael does an
unexpected favor for Declan's cop partner (Tony Viveiros); Tommy sees a
lucrative reward for helping a black minister with a zoning problem;
Michael catches Mary Rose smoking some Mary Jane with her school
friends; Eileen's nocturnal wanderings lead her to a run-in with the
‘Fortress’ Pinback --
Mary-Rose getting stoned in car
misgivings, Tommy teams with Michael to save a rundown local movie
palace; Pete falls off the wagon, but gets help getting back on; Eileen
confides her transgressions to Mary Kate; Rose gets a job and
immediately makes noises about unionizing her co-workers; corrupt union
boss Marty Trio reveals a secret to Declan.
‘Let the Bad times roll’ Paul Westerberg
Rose plans a surprise birthday party for
Michael while he's in New Jersey with an old girlfriend (Tina Benko)
doing a job for Freddie; Tommy plays dirty politics in a bid to become
Majority Leader; Eileen takes a step toward banishing her demons, but
the pressure starts to get to her.
by Jeff Rona
A suicidal jump from a
highway overpass causes a bus crash that kills passengers returning to
the Hill from a New England Patriots game. Michael discovers a
surprising secret about the leaper's identity and uses it to manipulate
his boss, mobster Freddie Cork.
|Episode 10:||9/17/2006||The ne'er-do-well Caffee patriarch
(Kevin Conway) turns up. He's in a financial jam and threatens to sell
Rose's house unless Tommy and Michael help him clear up his $200,000
debt. Meanwhile, Pete falls off the wagon again and gets help from
Eileen; Rose's friends turn their backs on her and turn their noses up
at Michael's criminal activities; and Tommy finds out that Mary Rose has
been working at Michael's liquor store.
Diana Washington's "I want to be loved"
|Episode 11:||9/24/2006||In the first-season finale, Michael is
targeted for a hit; Marty Trio wears a wire to get evidence against
Freddie; a double-dealing U.S. attorney aims to nail both Tommy and
Michael; Declan suspects his partner is dirty; party boss Judson
Fitzgerald shows signs of slipping; and Eileen parties with some old
"Diving Bell" by Joe Henry as Tommy and Eileen dance
"I Fought The Law" by the Clash (when Declan calls Tommy).
"Don't Think Twice" Mike
Ness's cover of the Dylan tune at the end.
Season 1, 3-disc DVD set will be released on September 26, 2006