City on a Hill (2019– )
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Bill Russell's Bedsheets 

When an assistant U.S. attorney overdoses and ends up left for dead outside Saint Eligius Hospital, Decourcy Ward suspects Jackie Rohr's involvement.

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Kevin Bacon

Writers:

Chuck MacLean (created by), Chuck MacLean | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Jackie Rohr
Aldis Hodge ... DeCourcy Ward
Lauren E. Banks ... Siobhan Quays
Mark O'Brien ... Jimmy Ryan
Amanda Clayton ... Cathy Ryan
Matthew Del Negro ... Chris Caysen
Jill Hennessy ... Jenny Rohr
Gloria Reuben ... Eloise Hastings
John Doman ... Guy Dan
Pernell Walker ... Grace Campbell
Michael O'Keefe ... Salvy Clasby
Keiko Elizabeth ... U.S. Attorney Karen Shimizu
Leon ... Reverend Isaiah Hughes
Mike Doyle ... Josh Goshen
Kameron Kierce ... Kelvin Campbell
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When an assistant U.S. attorney overdoses and ends up left for dead, Decourcy Ward suspects Jackie Rohr's involvement. Jackie, in turn, goes after the BPD for a questionable drug arrest at Braxton Summit, a federal housing project. Community activist Grace Campbell recruits Siobhan Quays to work on behalf of Braxton and its residents, but their efforts are subverted as tensions flare between rival gangs. Written by SHOWTIME

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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The hospital that Jackie drops Holly off at after her stroke, St. Eligius, is the hospital setting for the TV series St. Elsewhere which also took place in Boston and, given the time frame of this series, occurs in the same historical era. See more »


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Dirty Water
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by The Standells
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Season 2 picks up exactly where the end of Season 1 left us
19 April 2021 | by paul-allaerSee all my reviews

As Episode 1 ("Bill Russell's Bedsheets") of Season 2 of "City On a Hill" (2021 release; 8 episodes of about 58 min. Each) opens, Assistant DA DeCourcy Ward is meeting with a teenage black kids who was picked up by the Boston Police for using the N word to a Black cop. Meanwhile in a parallel story, FBI veteran Jackie Rohr is driving his car very fast while doing coke. Then his woman friend overdoses, and in sheer panic, he drops her off in front of the St. Eligius hospital. Turns out that woman is an Assistant US Attorney... At this point we are less than 15 min. Into Episode 1 but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: Season 1 played out in the Fall of 2019, and was an immediate critical and ratings success. Showtime ordered a second season, and thankfully everyone from Season 1 is back for Season 2. This series is executive-produced by Barry Levinson, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. More importantly, the cast is terrific, with another glorious turn by Kevin Bacon as Jackie Rohr ("hear him Rohr"), Aldis Hodge (as DeCourcy Ward), Jill Hennessy (as Jackie's wife), and many others. The script is even better, with lots of in-depth characters and intertwining story lines. The setting is still Boston in the early 90s. It blows the mind that this is 3 decades ago now. Bottom line: this is story telling at its very best.

"Season 2 of "City On a Hill" premiered a few weeks ago on Showtime. Old episodes are now available on Showtime On Demand, Amazon Instant Video, and other streaming services. New episodes air on Sunday evenings at 9 pm Eastern. If you enjoyed Season 1, you know what a treat you are in for, with an all-star cast back in the fold. If you are new to ":City On a Hill", welcome, welcome, welcome. You don't need to have seen Season 1 to enjoy the new season (although it certainly doesn't hurt of course).


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