May 2, 2020
Donnie and Robbie are two brothers from Detroit and they both have secrets about the death of their father Robert Ressler and one Tommy Markin.
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We take a break from the action this week to dive deep into Donald Ressler's past. His brother Robbie informs him that people are about to dig up Ray's Field to build a strip mall, so they need to hustle and dig up their past first. Turns out we get to learn about Tommy Markin, the man we know as fans to be responsible for his father's death. We see the scene in which Bob Ressler passes away and the effect it has on his sons Robbie, a do gooder looking to follow in his father's footsteps and Donnie aka Donald, a punk kid who is a drinker, smoker, a midnight toker. At the wake for his dad, Donald overhears Tommy talking to someone about the event and confronts him about the situation. Things go south when Donald shoots Tommy, and then Robbie coming to his aid finishes the job and buries the body.
Back in the present, having dug up Tommy's remains the brothers car is stolen by some Albanian's that Robbie borrowed money from. In order to get the car back back with the remains in it, Donald calls in help from Liz to take down the Albanian's but in the process confess everything from the brother's past. But what Liz does next is the most interesting part of the story.
Here are a just a few of our favorite scenes from this week.
We open the show this week with the pounding guitar cords of FINK’s “Warm Shadow” as the cops chase down the perp in the housing complex. Later as Don I mean Agent Ressler waits for Robbie in the hardware store we hear him flash back to an oldie but a goodie “Black Hole Sun” from Soundgarden. As Robbie arrives to help his baby brother we hear “Blackbird Song” by Lee DeWyze. At the funeral for Ressler’s dad we are treated to “Down The Line” by Jose Gonzalez.
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