‘Luck’ (HBO) Episode 8 March 18, 2012 Luck, News HBO’s ‘Luck’ Episode 8 airs Sunday, March 18 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis: Ace ices out Smythe, DiRossi and Cohen as partners in the racetrack deal, but Smythe has other ideas. Weathering the ownership claim, Walter enters Gettin’Up Morning in the $1 million Western Derby – head-to-head against Ace and Gus’ (Dennis Farina) Pint of Plain. Unable to make weight, Leon loses his mount; Joey comes through for Rosie; a stable accident jeopardizes Jo’s pregnancy. Written by John R. Perrotta & Jay Hovdey; directed by Allen Coulter Show Summary: LUCK is a behind-the-track look at the world of horse racing and gambling’s denizens – owners, trainers, jockeys and gamblers.