Blood is Thicker Than Blood
Season One, Episode Four
Air date January 27, 2010
Directed by Steve DiMarco
Written by Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, Dennis McGrath, and Malcolm MacRury
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Episode guide
Duchess of George
Hit and Rum

Blood is Thicker Than Blood is the fourth episode of the first season and the fourth episode of the series.


A wrongfully convicted murderer gets out of prison and offers the Doyles a generous payday if they find the real killer; Jake finds out the truth about Nikki’s pregnancy.




  • Rose: Okay, okay, so far, in the Maher family, we've got brother Carl, brother Bobby, younger sister Crystal; (Des picks up a picture of Crystal and her mother) Crystal still looks after the mother, who's an invalid.
    Des: Oh, she's hot!
    Jake: That is disgusting.
    Des: I mean the girl, not the old missus. I'm not into gilfs.
    Mal: What?
    Des: Gilfs. A gilf. It's a...
    Jake: ...nothing. Gilf is a nothing.
    Des: It's nothing.
  • Jake: How you feeling? You, uh, feel a little... tender?
    Nikki: Tender? Jake, what are you on?
  • Mal: So, Wayne...
    Dwayne: Uh, it's actually, it's Dwayne.
    Mal: Sorry. Dwayne. How do you like sleeping with my grand-daughter?
  • Jake: Bob! Bob! Bobby! Bob! (gun shot) Bob!
    Carl: It's Carl. Now run along, Doyle, this is none of your business.
    Jake: Oh, deadly, both of the crazies got guns.


"Me Not You" performed by Catcher
"Crawlin' Out Of A Hole" performed by Joe Belly & The Sin City Ramblers
"Follow The Arrows" performed by Sean Panting

Republic of DoyleSeason 1
Fathers and SonsThe Return of the Grievous AngelDuchess of GeorgeBlood is Thicker Than BloodHit and RumThe One Who Got AwayThe Woman Who Knew Too LittleThe Tell-Tale SafeHe Sleeps With the ChipsThe Pen Is Mightier Than the DoyleA Horse DividedThe Fall of the Republic