The BEST Episodes of Brotherhood

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2020

Network: Showtime

Brotherhood is an American television drama series created by Blake Masters about the intertwining lives of the Irish-American Caffee brothers from Providence, Rhode Island: Tommy is a local politician and Michael is a professional criminal involved with New England's Irish Mob. The show also features their mother Rose, cousin Colin Carr, childhood friend and Rhode Island state detective Declan Giggs, Irish mob boss Freddie Cork, Tommy's wife Eileen, and Michael's criminal partner Pete McGonagle

Birnam Wood Comes To Dunsinane

#1 - Birnam Wood Comes To Dunsinane

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 21, 2008

Tommy becomes heir apparent for Speaker when Donatello's condition worsens; Freddie maneuvers to get on Tommy's good side; with the mob, the state police, and feds after him, Michael's obsession with Colin puts everyone in jeopardy.

star 9.09
81 votes
Directors: Blake Masters
Writers: Blake Masters
Mark 8:36

#2 - Mark 8:36

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2006

Local politician Tommy Caffee's life gets complicated when his gangster brother returns home to Providence.

star 8.11
154 votes
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Blake Masters
All The Interim Is Like A Phantasma

#3 - All The Interim Is Like A Phantasma

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 14, 2008

Michael returns to Kath but she and Colin begin to worry as the FBI fuels Michael's suspicions about their relationship. Eileen is confined to bed rest for the duration of her pregnancy. Tommy seeks Michael's assistance as Declan begins to zero his investigation in on the Waterfront Project.

star 7.96
112 votes
Directors: Tim Hunter
Writers: Henry Bromell
Matthew 22:10

#4 - Matthew 22:10

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 24, 2006

A hit is ordered on Michael. Marty Trio works with the FBI to get Freddie by wearing a wire. Declan thinks his partner might be a dirty cop.

star 7.88
97 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Henry Bromell, Blake Masters
The Chimes At Midnight

#5 - The Chimes At Midnight

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 7, 2008

Tommy's plan to extricate himself from political entanglements hits a snag when Speaker Danatello seeks his help passing the budget. Declan learns more about Tommy's involvement in the Waterfront Project and connects Tommy to Nozzoli. Michael's jealousy over his mother's attachment to Colin adds fuel to his paranoia about Colin and Kath.

star 7.87
86 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Karen Hall
Uneasy Lies the Head

#6 - Uneasy Lies the Head

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 2, 2008

Unhappy being the speaker's lackey, Tommy explores the possibility of leaving politics. Rose's birthday party attracts both of her feuding sons. Declan is offered an opportunity to investigate government corruption.

star 7.81
122 votes
Directors: Henry Bromell
Writers: Henry Bromell
Matthew 5:6

#7 - Matthew 5:6

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2006

The Caffee's Sunday dinner is interrupted by Treasury Agents looking for the conterfeit money. Michael takes care of the guy who "ratted" him out and Tommy looks to the speaker for help on a bill that will help his real estate deal.

star 7.74
214 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Blake Masters
Samyutta 11.10

#8 - Samyutta 11.10

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2006

Michael helps out Declan's partner. Tommy sees a way to fix his zoning problems by helping a black minister.

star 7.64
182 votes
Directors: Leslie Libman
Writers: Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin
Not Dark Yet 3:5-6

#9 - Not Dark Yet 3:5-6

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 2007

Rose causes problems between Tommy and Michael. Michael messes up Tommy's real estate deal. Freddie asks Declan for some help. Tommy and Dana get closer.

star 7.64
58 votes
Directors: Henry Bromell
Writers: Henry Bromell
Matthew 13:57

#10 - Matthew 13:57

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2006

Tommy must help settle a garbage strike. Michael tries to recruit for his crew. Eileen's boyfriend misses their time together.

star 7.62
158 votes
Writers: Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin
Things Have Changed 1:7-8

#11 - Things Have Changed 1:7-8

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2007

Freddie tries to get Nozzoli's help involving Michael. Tommy goes after the Speaker's chair. Eileen has had enough and confronts Tommy about his relationship with Dana. After losing someone close to them Colin and Rose become closer. The US Attorney's office investigates Freddie's furlough.

star 7.60
84 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Blake Masters
Genesis 27:29

#12 - Genesis 27:29

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2006

Michael plays a game of Russian roulette with the mentally challenged brother of a neighborhood store he wants to take over. Tommy is working on keeping a highway spur from going through the hill by wheeling and dealing behind the scenes. Eileen gets some upsetting news at the doctor's office.

star 7.49
171 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Henry Bromell
Vivekchaudamani: 51

#13 - Vivekchaudamani: 51

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 17, 2006

When the Caffee's father shows up, he tries to get the boys to help him by threatening to sell the family home.

star 7.46
92 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin
Let Rome into Tiber Melt

#14 - Let Rome into Tiber Melt

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 16, 2008

A fire in an abandoned mill that kills several Latino squatters and a firefighter causes political fallout for Tommy. Colin begins drinking heavily because of a love triangle. Declan's investigation bears fruit and is expanded.

star 7.41
87 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Karen Hall
Call Letter Blues 1:2-6

#15 - Call Letter Blues 1:2-6

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 2007

It's Thanksgiving and Rose is fed up with everyone. She leaves and they are forced to figure things out on their own. Freddy and Marty Trio use some information to get a holiday furlough from prison.

star 7.39
88 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Henry Bromell
Ecclesiastes 7:2

#16 - Ecclesiastes 7:2

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 10, 2006

A deadly bus crash is caused by a suicide jumper. The bus was carrying passengers from The Hill back from a Patriots game. Michael tries to figure out a way to use this to his advantage with Freddie.

star 7.37
120 votes
Directors: Henry Bromell
Writers: Blake Masters
Matthew 12:25

#17 - Matthew 12:25

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2006

Tommy sees an opportunity to make some money when the governor asks him to introduce a bill that would create jobs on the hill but would also tear down some houses. Michael deals with Armenian drug dealers working out of a local bar. Rose fights back when they want to lay off 25 workers at the mill.

star 7.34
126 votes
Directors: Steve Shill
Writers: Henry Bromell
Give Me The Ocular Proof...

#18 - Give Me The Ocular Proof...

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 30, 2008

Declan's investigation triggers alarms among the corrupt politicians so Tommy tries to finesse information from the investigation. Rose receives a diagnosis and shares the truth with Ellen. Michael and Colin begin to clash as they help Freddie plan a robbery.

star 7.33
54 votes
Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Blake Masters
Down in the Flood 3:5-6

#19 - Down in the Flood 3:5-6

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2007

As Tommy begins his re-election campaign, he turns to his sister, Mary-Kate, rather than Eileen for support. Colin Carr, Tommy and Michael’s estranged Irish cousin, returns to Providence – an event Rose views with deep distrust. Michael and Moe team up for a truck heist while Declan and Cassie have dinner with Cassie’s parents.

star 7.31
64 votes
Directors: Brian Kirk
Writers: Henry Bromell
The Lonesome Death Of ... 4:7-8

#20 - The Lonesome Death Of ... 4:7-8

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 14, 2007

Colin helps Michael and Eileen cope with the unexpected death of a friend while Freddie tries to avoid a war with the Italians; Tommy helps smooth things over with the Speaker of the House's mistress.

star 7.30
66 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Blake Masters
Job 31:5-6

#21 - Job 31:5-6

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 27, 2006

Rose plans a surprise birthday part for Michael. Tommy decides to play dirty to be the majority leader.

star 7.28
172 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Henry Bromell
One Too Many Mornings 3:4-8

#22 - One Too Many Mornings 3:4-8

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 2007

Tommy outmaneuvers U.S. Attorney Ellis Franklin as he and Eileen struggle to keep up the appearance of a happy marriage. Michael, who has no memory of his attacker at the wedding, tries to re-establish his territory with Freddie and asks Declan to investigate the source of his head injury. Declan spirals out of control as he finds himself shut out at work and at home.

star 7.23
96 votes
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Blake Masters
Genesis 27:39

#23 - Genesis 27:39

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 20, 2006

Tommy decides to work with Michael to save a local movie theater. Rose gets a new job and immediately tires to unionize her co-workers.

star 7.16
152 votes
Directors: Steve Shill
Writers: Blake Masters
Dear Landlord 1:3-4

#24 - Dear Landlord 1:3-4

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2007

Tommy doesn't get support from the usual places while struggling to stay on track. Michal looks to make some changes in his life. Colin searches for his father. Freddie asks Declan for help in finding someone.

star 7.16
56 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Blake Masters
True Love Tends to Forget 1:1-4

#25 - True Love Tends to Forget 1:1-4

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2007

Michael goes after more power while he and Kath get ready for their little addition to the family. Tommy tries to fix the problems in a bad area of The Hill. Eileen learns from other politicians wives.

star 7.12
89 votes
Directors: Thomas Carter
Writers: Henry Bromell