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Bruce Donnelly is Maxine's brother. Bruce moves in after their father throws him out; his lies soon get him thrown out by Maxine as well. Bruce gets a job tending bar at The Jockey and befriends Mimi. Micky tries to convince him to stay in the closet, but not only does Bruce reveal he's gay, he also needles Micky by asking him about his love life in front of Mimi. Micky's hopes are briefly raised when Paddy is asked what he'd do with a gay son and says he'd do the right thing—unfortunately for Micky, Paddy's idea of the right thing is killing said son. Micky begins to have nightmares about his parents murdering him. Finally he tells Bruce that if Bruce keeps quiet about Micky's sexuality, Micky will let him move in.