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Luck: Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own

Ace reacts decisively to a new wrinkle in the racetrack deal, but it's probably not a move that Smythe will take lying down. Meanwhile, Walter tries to concentrate on the historic Western Derby, in which his horse will go head-to-head with Gus'; Rosie's good news isn't so great for Leon; and Jo is injured in a stable accident.

Source: HBO

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Sunday March 18th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 07, 2012
FI (YLE TV2) Mar 24, 2013

Main Cast
Nick NolteNick Nolte
As Walter Smith
Kerry CondonKerry Condon
As The Exercise Girl
Tom PayneTom Payne
As Leon "Bug Boy" Micheaux
Richard KindRichard Kind
As Joey Rathburn
John OrtizJohn Ortiz
As Turo Escalante
Jill HennessyJill Hennessy
As The Veterinarian
Ian HartIan Hart
As Lonnie
Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman
As Chester "Ace" Bernstein
Dennis FarinaDennis Farina
As Gus Demitriou


The scene opens with an agitated Ace waking up the day after Nathan's suspicious disappearance with one thing on his mind. "Did we hear from the kid yet?" he asks Gus, who isn't yet around; Ace looks visibly worried. Cut to early riser Smythe, who's watching a fishing boat head out of the harbor. His partners in crime are already on the move: Cohen is off to the Indian Gaming Commission to elbow in on Ace's deal and DeRossi is on his way to play dumb with Ace and Gus about the missing kid; so he isn’t doubted in any way. Out at sea, the fishermen decide to chop up whatever's in the bag and send it to the bottom with some heavy weights, so nothing floats back to the surface. They spare us the grisly dismemberment, but the bloody deck certainly confirms our suspicions that it was a body, most likely Nathan's, from the look of things. ..

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