No, our Jimmy is sensitive, protective, even vulnerable as he returns to a family welcome which is decidedly lukewarm, with his successful business-man son berating the example he has set to the younger family members, his daughter a nervous wreck, unable to control her own drug-taking absent daughter and worst of all, his long-suffering wife tells him she doesn't love him anymore and who's been dating a cop of all people while Jimmy's been inside.
From this inauspicious beginning, it's a long way back for Jimmy, but by trying to at first re-connect with and clean-up the errant grand-daughter, gradually things start to come together again for him, although not without some violent episodes in between times.
After the first, rather slack, padded-out episode, I wondered from where, if anywhere, the actual main story was going to emerge.
When a grisly murder takes place in her local area, the police come calling for her assistance.
Career criminal Jimmy Rose has spent the last twelve years in prison for armed robbery.
Jimmy has to face up to commitment as a husband, father and grandfather.
That means being around for his children, staying out of trouble and out of prison.
This three part ITV drama took some time to get started but once it warmed up, it took all its carefully tangled plot-strands and just about straightened them out by the end.
Of course, the minute you see Ray Winstone in the title role and read the blurb about his being an ex-con, you immediately expect a routine hard-as-nails gangster-yarn.There is that about it of course but surprisingly Winstone's character isn't an invincible, inhumane tough-guy.Evan Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor and frequent member of the American Horror Story ensemble.He has played the ghost of a troubled and murderous teenager (Tate Langdon in "Murder House"), a man who is framed as a serial killer (Kit Walker in "Asylum"), a university student whose romantic involvement with a witch changes the course of his life (Kyle Spencer in "Coven") a rebellious human oddity (Jimmy Darling in "Freak Show"), and a serial killer who built a hotel with the sole purpose of hiding his victim's bodies (James March in "Hotel").Jimmy has just been released from prison after 12 years and is struggling to come to terms with his new life.His family and friends are finding it difficult to accept him back in to their lives and he must find a way to make things right.