HBO drama series THE DEUCE returns for its third and final season MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT.
HBO Drama Series THE DEUCE, Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, Returns for Third and…
The 80s are in full swing as the critically acclaimed drama series THE DEUCE brings its story to a close when it…
Season 3, Episode 8: “Finish It” (Series finale)
Debut date: MONDAY, OCT. 28 (9:00–10:00pm ET/PT)
Big changes come to The Deuce as Gene (Luke Kirby) sees opportunity in the city’s public health crisis. Vincent (James Franco) looks to get out from under the mob’s thumb and makes peace with Abby (Margarita Levieva), who decides to pursue a new future. Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) makes a critical choice in her relationship with Hank (Corey Stoll). Harvey (David Krumholtz) speaks his mind about Candy’s film. Alston (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.) recognizes the truth of Midtown’s redevelopment. Melissa (Olivia Luccardi) makes a commitment, while Loretta (Sepideh Moafi) takes on a big responsibility.
Written by George Pelecanos & David Simon; directed by Roxann Dawson.
Season 3, Episode 7: “That’s a Wrap”
Debut date: MONDAY, OCT. 21 (9:00–10:00pm ET/PT)
A struggling Lori (Emily Meade) turns to Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) for help before revisiting The Deuce. Candy makes a surprising deal to secure funding for her film. Abby (Margarita Levieva) takes a stand against the latest phase of Midtown redevelopment. After a difficult visit with Mike (Mustafa Shakir), Vincent (James Franco) is approached by a candid Tommy (Daniel Sauli), who explains the new world order. Bobby (Chris Bauer) realizes that times have changed and considers Joey’s (Michael Gandolfini) latest money- making scheme.
Written by George Pelecanos & David Simon; directed by Alex Hall
Season 3, Episode 6: “This Trust Thing”
Debut date: MONDAY, OCT. 14 (9:00–10:00pm ET/PT)
In the wake of a personal loss, Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) finds the emotional core of her latest movie. Abby (Margarita Levieva) confronts Vincent (James Franco) after she makes an alarming discovery. Paul (Chris Coy) turns to activism as the AIDS epidemic continues to ravage New York’s gay community. Vincent tips off Rudy (Michael Rispoli) to Tommy’s (Daniel Sauli) disloyalty. Lori (Emily Meade) realizes she’s on her own when both Greg (Ryan Farrell) and Kiki (Alysia Reiner) let her down. Bobby (Chris Bauer) learns why the women who worked for him have abandoned the French Parlor.
Written by Stephani DeLuca; directed by James Franco.
Season 3, Episode 5: “You Only Get One”
Debut date: MONDAY, OCT. 7 (9:00–10:00pm ET/PT)
With his club shuttered, a distraught Vincent (James Franco) follows a lead down a dangerous path. Paul (Chris Coy) reaches out to Tod’s parents. Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) battles Harvey (David Krumholtz) over her latest script and reunites with her estranged son, Adam (Dion Costelloe). Lori (Emily Meade) hits the feature dancing circuit with mixed results. Abby (Margarita Levieva) reflects on her choices when she gets an unexpected visitor. Bobby (Chris Bauer) does right by Black Frankie (Thaddeus Street). Alston (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.) defends the plan to clean up Midtown. Gene (Luke Kirby) reckons with his conflicted personal life.
Written by Chris Yakaitis; directed by Roxann Dawson.
Season 3, Episode 4: “They Can Never Go Home”
Debut date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 (9:00–10:00pm ET/PT)
Lori (Meade) returns to New York for an audition and runs into some familiar faces. While searching for actors for her new film, Candy (Gyllenhaal) speaks to her critics at a Women Against Pornography meeting. As things heat up with Jennifer (Kelcy Griffin), Alston (Gilliard) takes a drastic step to deliver for Goldman (Kirby). Melissa (Luccardi) leaves the city. Abby (Levieva) grows closer to Pilar (Paloma Guzman) as her relationship with Vincent (Franco) wanes. Vincent and Frankie celebrate an eventful birthday.
Written by Will Ralston; Directed by James Franco.
Season 3, Episode 3: “Normal Is a Lie”
Debut date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (9:00–10:00pm ET/PT)
Abby (Levieva) befriends a graffiti artist named Pilar (Paloma Guzman) and takes a surprising trip downtown. Candy (Gyllenhaal) sets a firm line with Hank when it comes to money. As Todd’s (Aaron Dean Eisenberg) health worsens, he reexamines his priorities and asks for Paul’s (Coy) support. Melissa (Luccardi) is forced to face her past. Alston THE DEUCE — 3 (Gilliard) explores different strategies for getting a shady SRO owner to sell. Bobby (Bauer) pays Joey (Michael Gandolfini) a visit on Wall Street as Joey’s latest money- making scheme grows bigger. Tensions rise between Frankie (Franco) and Rudy (Rispoli) as a buyer complains about Frankie’s product.
Written by Iturri Sosa; Directed by Tanya Hamilton.
Season 3, Episode 2: “Morta di Fame”
Debut date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (9:00–10:00pm ET/PT)
Frankie (Franco) takes his amateur porn business to the next level and ends up in a confrontation with Rudy (Michael Rispoli), who pushes Vincent (Franco) to up his profits. Candy (Gyllenhaal) brainstorms a new film based on the experiences of her fellow sex workers and finds that her new beau Hank (Corey Stoll) is not shaken by her past. Abby (Levieva) and Loretta (Moafi) take care of Shay (Kim Director) when she shows up to the Hi-Hat in bad shape. Lori (Meade) is advised to be more compliant after she dares to stand up for herself on set. Alston (Gilliard) is tasked with finding the mysterious owner of a prime piece of Midtown real estate. With the future of his businesses up in the air, Paul (Chris Coy) worries about his partner Todd’s (Aaron Dean Eisenberg) health.
Written by Carl Capotorto; Directed by Susanna White.
Season 3, Episode 1: “The Camera Loves You”
Debut date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
On the eve of 1985, a worn-out Vincent (James Franco) reconnects with his ex-wife, Andrea (Zoe Kazan) as his open relationship with Abby (Margarita Levieva) grows more distant. Despite becoming a family man, Frankie (James Franco) continues his risky side hustles. With the newly dominant VHS format shaking up their industry, Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Harvey (David Krumholtz) travel to Las Vegas for an adult film convention where they disagree on how to navigate a fast-changing future. Fresh out of rehab in Los Angeles, Lori (Emily Meade) is put back to work. Alston (Lawrence Gilliard) makes a very specific request of Goldman (Luke Kirby) in their quest to revitalize Midtown. Now a bartender at the Hi-Hat, Loretta (Sepideh Moafi) becomes an active member of Women Against Pornography.
Written by David Simon & George Pelecanos; Directed by Alex Hall.