The Deuce (2017–2019)
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Big changes come to The Deuce as Gene sees opportunity in the city's public health crisis; Vincent looks to get out from under the mob's thumb and makes peace with Abby; Candy makes a critical choice in her relationship with Hank.

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Roxann Dawson

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George Pelecanos (created by), David Simon (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
Chris Bauer ... Bobby Dwyer
Chris Coy ... Paul Hendrickson
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Chris Alston
Luke Kirby ... Gene Goldman
David Krumholtz ... Harvey Wasserman
Margarita Levieva ... Abigail 'Abby' Parker
Olivia Luccardi ... Melissa
Emily Meade ... Lori Madison
Sepideh Moafi ... Loretta
Michael Rispoli ... Rudy Pipilo
Daniel Sauli ... Tommy Longo
Gary Carr ... C.C.
Method Man ... Rodney (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)

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Big changes come to The Deuce as Gene sees opportunity in the city's public health crisis; Vincent looks to get out from under the mob's thumb and makes peace with Abby; Candy makes a critical choice in her relationship with Hank.

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Black Frankie says he is going to Baltimore to help his cousin Nathan in the Franklin Terrace. This is a reference to Nathan Barksdale, one of the inspirations for the characters in The Wire. See more »

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Fresh Is the Word
Written by Touré Embden, Kurtis Mantronik
Performed by Mantronix
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The Deuce - The end and the Money Shot hits its target
28 February 2020 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

So sadly we have come to the end of this enthralling yet admittedly grimey series, where we have uncomfortably learned to ride along with the cast of often unlikeable characters, but also see the self-destruction of plenty of other decent others.

It was a short window for this world in New York, and here we see the sharp collapse of their world as the spectre of Aids arises, the move from professional theatre porn to low cost/low stature VHS smut and a gentrifying New York.

Our cast is older and wiser, but the cracks are still there, and it was interesting to see the arc of Lori Madisson and Candy develop further, when I thought they had closed off Lori's tale. Lori's tale is a sad story as you see that she has little escaped the hell she was trapped into, and now is under the clutches of others as despicable as her old pimp. Candy on the other hand is stuck trying to win over those who don't want to be, possibly naive of the changing nature of the market and who her customers really are.

The rest are still there and as this is the final season you see some quick kill offs too as is the norm. You watch as everything yet nothing changes in their lives, be it personal or work. The mob is still there and everyone is still under their thumbs.

This season has been fabulous, even till the last episode. The jump in time for the story I guess was as they had to call time on it early, which is a shame as there was still so much to tell. We all loved this more than we should have.

How Maggie Gyllenhall didn't win awards for this season's work really baffles me, and it shows that this is a show that is possibly counter to the prevailing social mores at the moment. She deserves better.

I'm going to watch it again sometime. An eye opener and one that hits the mark. Thank you to all who put this together, a wonderful treasure, and a wonderful send-off.


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