Below is my ranking of the Season One episodes of the Starz Channel's series called "MAGIC CITY". Created by Mitch Glazer, the series starred Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko and Danny Huston:
"MAGIC CITY" SEASON ONE (2012) EPISODE RANKING
1. (1.05) "Suicide Blonde" - Hotel owner and boss Ike Evans goes through great lengths to save the life of prostitute and murder witness Judi Silver from Miami mobster Ben Diamond. Ike's second wife Vera tries to get pregnant, while a bond forms between Ike's second son Danny and Mercedes Lazaro, the daughter of the hotel's manager.
2. (1.07) "Who's the Horse and Who's the Rider?" - Danny confronts older brother Stevie Evans about the latter's affair with Ben Diamond's new wife, Lily. State Attorney Jack Klein confronts Ike with damning evidence. And the latter is forced to make a deal with Diamond.
3. (1.06) "The Harder They Fall" - Ike and Diamond bet on a boxing match. Danny stumbles across blackmailing photos of Stevie and Lily. And Klein stumbles something that might prove to be a threat to Ike.
4. "The Year of the Fin" (1.01) - The series premiere begins on New Year's Eve 1958 and introduces Ike, his family and his situation with Diamond. Ike's conflict with union representative Mike Strauss takes a deadly turn. And Stevie begins an affair with Lily, unaware of her marriage to Diamond.
5. (1.08) "Time and Tide" - In the season finale, Judy falls into Klein's hands, hotel manager Victor Lazaro and his daughter Mercedes receive bad news from Cuba, and Ike's future becomes uncertain.
6. (1.03) "Castles Made of Sand" - Ike tries to convince government officials to legalize gambling in Florida and asks former sister-in-law Meg Bannock for financial help. And Diamond begins to worry that Lily is sleeping around.
7. (1.02) "Feeding Frenzy" - Ike is forced to deal with the aftermath of Strauss' disappearance. Also, Stevie continues his affair with Lily after discovering her true identity.
8. (1.04) "Atonement" - While Ike deals with a break-in at the hotel; Vera plans an extravagant charity function that she hopes will attract the attention of Jackie Kennedy and Victor struggles to get his wife out of Cuba.