My Name Is Ruby
Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy; Candy gets a taste of directing; Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct; Abby changes up the Hi-Hat’s clientele; Sandra faces editorial and legal hurdles; Vincent settles a score.
With police pushing their business off the streets, the pimps worry about becoming obsolete; Candy eyes a different job on Harvey’s set; Lori struggles with the demands of porn acting; Ashley spends time with Frankie; Alston is singled out.
An end-of-year crackdown by police in and around The Deuce sparks Vincent and Bobby; Candy tries to persuade Harvey that she can do more than act; Rudy enlists Frankie and Big Mike to protect his interests.
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.
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.
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.