On The Deuce Season 2 Episode 4 – “What Big Ideas”, 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; Frankie finds his dry-cleaning business a less-than-perfect fit. You can watch the full episode below.
About the show:
Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who also collaborated on HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” the semifictional drama series “The Deuce” tells of the germination of the sex-trade industry in the heart of New York’s Times Square. It’s the early 1970s, and the porn business begins a shift from organized crime-backed parlors to a legitimate, culturally accepted enterprise. A cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife seekers centers around twins Vincent and Frankie Martino (James Franco, in a dual role), who navigate the sex business after meeting well-connected mobster Rudy Pipilo. Their storyline, among others, merges with that of prostitute Candy, whose ambition and intelligence lead her to a more prominent role in the industry.