‘Luck’ (HBO) Episode 6

HBO’s ‘Luck’ Episode 6 airs Sunday, March 4 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT).

As Ace (Dustin Hoffman) pitches his deal to buy a piece of the racetrack, Israel (Patrick J. Adams) visits Smythe (Michael Gambon), DiRossi (Alan Rosenberg) and Cohen (Ted Levine) onboard Smythe’s yacht, where he’s offered a “second salary” as an informant. An earthquake spooks many of the horses at Santa Anita, but Escalante (John Ortiz) decides to go ahead and race Mon Gateau.

He and the Degenerates end up sweating the outcome when Leon (Tom Payne) bumps another horse in the stretch, triggering an official review. Rosie (Kerry Condon) endures her own missteps in her race with Gettin’Up Morning, vexing Walter (Nick Nolte) and inviting fresh scrutiny of the old trainer and his prized horse. Joey (Richard Kind) reaps an unlikely dividend from a neardeath experience, while Jo (Jill Hennessy) ponders an uncertain future with Escalante.

Show Summary: LUCK is a behind-the-track look at the world of horse racing and gambling’s denizens – owners, trainers, jockeys and gamblers.