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This drama series vividly recreates the seedy environment of New York's Times Square in the 1970s, when porn producers, prostitutes and pimps ruled the streets. The series stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and it debuted in 2017 on HBO.

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2 Seasons, 15 Episodes
September 10, 2017
8.1/10
Cast: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dominique Fishback, Gary Carr
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The Deuce Full Episode Guide

  • Rudy and Matty the Horse buy Lori away from C.C., who has a back-end agenda. Abby, Dave and Loretta warn Ashley about the dangers of her aggressive activism. Goldman shares his plans for cleaning up the Deuce with Alston. Larry Brown is reunited with a girl from his past. Vincent turns to his father for relationship advice. Candy puts the finishing touches on "Red Hot" in advance of its premiere.

  • Candy shoots her opus guerilla-style on the streets of New York; Vincent makes a confession to Abby, along with a promise to change; Ashley and Abby help a prostitute escape the Deuce, with a little help from Vincent.; Larry Brown gets a promotion; Paul celebrates the opening of his new upscale club; Bobby turns to Vincent to find work for his wayward eldest son, Joey.

  • Temporarily flush with cash, Frankie is tapped by Candy to be a coproducer on "Red Hot"; Lori eyes a plum role in the film, but still feels the burden of C.C.'s yoke; with Rudy's blessing, Big Mike and Black Frankie hit a gambling house in the Bronx; Bobby finds himself stigmatized at home and at the Hi-Hat after a surprise raid overseen by Alston; Paul encounters resistance to his elaborate renovation plans; out of rehab, Shay is convinced to move in with a nurturing Irene.

  • Ashley and Abby resolve to track down the identity of a 16-year-old sex worker killed in a recent fire; Vincent is shaken after witnessing the brutal side of Rudy's operation; frustrated by the progress on her new film, Candy recruits new faces to help with the production; Frankie finds his dry-cleaning business a less-than-perfect fit; Larry Brown shows off his improvisational skills; Lori looks to forge a deal with Kiki while keeping C.C. in the loop.

  • Lori envisions a sunny future in LA after attending the AFAA Erotica Awards with Harvey and Candy, who's looking to connect with west-coast producers willing to turn her fairy tale into reality. Paul and Kenneth approach Vincent about a loan for a new nightclub, free from mob ties. Goldman visits Alston's precinct to share the mayor's vision for cleaning up the Deuce. Frankie wins a hand of poker but risks losing his job. Back in NYC, Ashley pushes her reform agenda on Abby, while trying to avoid C.C. Larry Brown and Darlene learn a bitter lesson about supply and demand. Rudy sends a message to his rivals, but invites retaliation.

  • Confronted with the changing realities of prostitution and porn, C.C. doubles down on his assets, while fellow pimp Larry Brown eyes a new opportunity. Elsewhere, a creatively frustrated Candy turns to Genevieve Furie, a onetime porn director who's graduated to slasher films, for filmmaking advice; Paul is approached by Matty the Horse, a rival of Rudy's, who promises him the mob protection he deserves after a customer is mugged outside his bar; and Abby attends a meeting of activists.

  • Times Square, 1977. After his early successes managing the Hi-Hat and French Parlor, Vincent is now proprietor of a new mob-backed disco, The 366, while his girlfriend Abby has brought the nascent punk-rock culture into the Hi-Hat. Vincent's twin brother Frankie remains a problem, "borrowing" money from Show Land, the sex emporium he manages, to pay off his debts. Candy, now a "triple threat" as a porn actress, producer and director, is looking to make more artful, ambitious adult films, over the objections of her collaborator Harvey. C.C. pulls a con on Bernie Wolf, director of a porn film starring Lori, to get her more money. Hoping to launch a more upscale gay nightclub, Paul looks to sever mob ties from his current bar. Alston, now a homicide detective, is approached by Gene Goldman, a civil servant appointed by Mayor Koch to clean up Times Square.

  • In the Season 1 finale, expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby, but Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy. Meanwhile, Candy gets a taste of directing, and enjoys the red-carpet perks of a major premiere; Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct; Abby changes the Hi-Hat's clientele; Sandra faces editorial and legal hurdles; Barbara and Ruby connect with the wrong kind of clients; and C.C. encourages a former pimp to get back in the game.

  • Candy eyes a different job on Harvey's set, but Lori struggles with the demands of porn acting; C.C., Larry and Rodney worry that pimps are becoming obsolete as the police push their business off the streets; Ashley hangs out with Frankie, but later winds up at Abby's door; Alston finds himself singled out by the precinct's new captain; Abby asks Vincent to be her escort at her family's lavish party.

  • Bobby tries to convince Vincent to accept Rudy's latest offer; Candy considers a career change.

  • Rudy makes Vincent a lucrative offer. Longo restores order to Bobby's construction workers. Candy experiences unwanted attention and intrigue. Paul's insecure at the Hi-Hat; Frankie is on a hot streak; Abby gives Darlene a gift.

  • The appearance of an unexpected partner surprises Vincent; Rudy buys into a rival's plan to reconfigure the Deuce; Candy considers entering the filmmaking business; Abby languishes in her new job; Darlene works overtime to compensate Larry.

  • Vincent moves into a seedy hotel and contemplates an offer from mob capo Rudy Pipilo; Bobby hopes to take advantage of Vincent's new connections; filmmaking intrigues Candy; C.C. shows Lori the benefits of having a pimp; Larry feels unsettled.

  • Twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino navigate their way through the rough-and-tumble world of 1971 Times Square; Vincent crosses paths with other midtown denizens while plotting to improve his situation; Abby gets enlisted to buy amphetamines.

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HBO Gives 'The Deuce' Another Season

The period drama gets a renewal just two episodes into its first season.