The Deuce - Episode Guide

Season 1

Pilot

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 10, 2017

Pilot

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.

Show and Prove

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 17, 2017

Show and Prove

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.

The Principle is All

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Sep 24, 2017

The Principle is All

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.

I See Money

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 1, 2017

I See Money

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.

What Kind of Bad?

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 8, 2017

What Kind of Bad?

Looking for a way out of his construction gig, Bobby tries to change Vincent's mind about Rudy's offer. Darlene returns from a trip home with a new girl, disappointing Abby. Roughed up by a John, Candy contemplates a change of careers. After getting busted, Paul explores the underbelly, and the exhilaration, of gay life in the city. With an assist from Alston, Sandra scores a key interview with a pimp.

Why Me?

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 15, 2017

Why Me?

An end-of-the-year crackdown by police in and around The Deuce sparks Vincent and Bobby. Candy tries to persuade Harvey, her adult-film director, that she can do more than act. Rudy witnesses a pivotal lower-court ruling on obscenity, and enlists Frankie and Big Mike to protect his interests in the peeps. Alston tries to convince Sandra that he's not just a "source."

Au Reservoir

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Oct 22, 2017

Au Reservoir

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.

My Name is Ruby

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Oct 29, 2017

My Name is Ruby

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.

Season 2

Our Raison d'Etre

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 9, 2018

Our Raison d'Etre

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.

There's an Art to This

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 16, 2018

There's an Art to This

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. Growing creatively frustrated, Candy turns to Genevieve Furie, a onetime porn director who's graduated to slasher films, for filmmaking advice. After a customer is mugged outside his bar, Paul is approached by Matty the Horse, a rival of Rudy's, who promises Paul the mob protection he deserves. And following a nostalgic road trip to Coney Island with Vincent, Abby attends a street outreach meeting and recognizes a familiar face from Times Square.

Seven-Fifty

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Sep 23, 2018

Seven-Fifty

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.