Public Morals

2014 • TNT
61 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (15)

1 Pilot - Fine Line
In early 1960s New York City, Officer Terry Muldoon runs the Public Morals Division, a plainclothes unit of the NYPD whose job it is to police vice crimes such as gambling and prostitution. Muldoon juggles various situations and struggles to raise his family in the increasingly violent Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.
2 Family is Family
Muldoon is tasked by his Aunt Kay to find the person behind his uncle, Mr. O's murder. Mr. O's son, Sean O'Bannon, also a Public Morals officer, starts a romance with best friend's Duffy's sister, Deirdre. Shea gets a taste of the fun side of working in Plainclothes when Bullman takes him to a private, illegal casino.
3 O'Bannon's Wake
Mr. O's wake brings together Muldoon and the west side Irish Mob, where Muldoon and Patton agree to meet and discuss the case. Also, Muldoon gets a tip about a high stakes, illegal card game run by the Italian Mob.
4 Ladies Night
Muldoon and Latucci take their wives on a double date, using the perks of the job to have a night on the town. Shea is partnered for the night with O'Bannon, who has some fun at Shea's expense when arresting a couple of hookers. Kane takes the first step in avenging Mr. O's death.
5 A Token of Our Appreciation
Rusty takes revenge after making a major discovery. Muldoon steps in when Latucci's friendship with a well-known Italian Mobster is questioned. Bullman's relationship with high-end call girl Fortune is further complicated. Smitty quickly discovers that being a boss brings unexpected danger.
6 A Good Shooting
While looking for a killer, Muldoon and Bullman find themselves in the line of fire. Sgt. Mike invites Patton out to visit him in order to gain some traction with the Mr. O murder investigation. O'Bannon is put to the test when Muldoon includes him in a dangerous pursuit.
7 Collection Day
Muldoon juggles tensions at home with his family, warns Latucci about his relationship with the Moose, while also pursuing the Pattons. Lt. King helps out an old flame and assembles some fellow officers to take care of a situation. Kane and Hopkins have been hiding upstate and plot their revenge. Patton questions his brother's loyalty as tensions rise.
8 No Crazies on the Street
Muldoon must make a final decision about whether Shea should be in Public Morals and puts him to the test. Kane finally returns to Hell's Kitchen, and it is soon a race between Rusty and Kane to get to each other first.
9 Starts with a Snowflake
Muldoon gets a surprising tip. Patton is officially done with Rusty and starts making moves. Christine makes plans to leave Hell's Kitchen, with or without Muldoon. Deirdre gets unexpected news that forces her to look at her relationship with O'Bannon.
10 A Thought and a Soul
The streets of Hell's Kitchen run red with the blood of the Irish Mafia, as the west side war comes to a head. Muldoon treats Christine to a night on the town, and makes a decision. Duffy gets surprising news from Deirdre. As Bullman's feelings for Fortune intensify, he's forced to make a decision about their relationship.
101 Sneak Peek
Check out a sneak peek of Public Morals, Season 1.
102 Behind the Scenes: Two Families
Learn about the families in Public Morals.
103 Behind the Scenes: Telling the Story
Get a glimpse into the story telling behind Public Morals.
104 Behind the Scenes: Edward Burns
Take a look into Edward Burns' character in Public Morals.
105 Behind the Scenes: New York City
Explore the city within Public Morals.

About this show

This powerful police drama goes to the seedy, gritty streets and bright, seductive lights of 1960s New York and into the Public Morals Division, a place where cops walk a thin line between morality and crime as vice-related temptations threaten to snare even the best of officer. Written, produced and starring executive producer Ed Burns.
61 reviews
dallas wilburn
October 24, 2015
I'm always a softie for "historical" dramas, and, while this wasn't that long ago, it shows a side to the American life that everyone likes to imagine. Ed Burns not only thought of the perfect time and lifestyle to center this show around, he also brilliantly executes the main character. There is some graphic language and visuals, so don't watch around young children, but would definitely recommend to anyone!
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Rebecca Kutz
September 7, 2015
A bunch of assholes calling each other assholes. Everyone is rude,and hard and crooked. The charm of the background and nostalgia is stabbed and dismembered by the complete absence of civility.
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Ann Monick
August 27, 2015
So far, the only thing going for this is music, and set design. Very talented actors, but dialogue needs to slow down. Is this a cross between a comic book series or typical mob style theatrics? Character's need to shine above the artistic set and music to be a believable story. I will try again. But I want the soundtrack! Very trite.
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