Public Morals (2015)/Season One

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Season One
Public Morals (2015)
Season Premiere August 25, 2015
Season Finale October 20, 2015
Episode Count 10


Season One of Public Morals premiered on August 25, 2015 with episodes written and directed by Edward Burns.


# # Title Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
1 1 A Fine Line August 25, 2015 2,143M 0.28%
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, including warning his gangster uncle Mr. O not to challenge the head of the west side Irish Mob and schooling the new recruit Shea how the division actually works. Muldoon also struggles to raise his family in the increasingly violent Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, disciplining his 13 year-old son when he acts up at school. Muldoon's partner Bullman develops a soft spot for a beautiful high-end call girl after Bullman and Muldoon arrest her for solicitation.
2 2 Family Is Family September 1, 2015 1.531 0.25%
Muldoon is tasked by his Aunt Kay to find the person behind his uncle, Mr. O's murder. When Joe Patton, the head of the west side Irish Mob, discovers who killed Mr. O, he demands answers. Patton's son, Rusty, next in line to take over the Irish Mob, attempts to clean up the mess. Mr. O's son, Sean O'Bannon, also a Public Morals officer, starts a romance with best friend's Duffy's sister, Deirdre. The new cop in Public Morals, Shea, also gets a taste of the fun side of working in Plainclothes when Bullman takes him to a private, illegal casino.
3 3 O'Bannon's Wake September 8, 2015 962k 0.22%
Mr. O's wake brings together Muldoon and the west side Irish Mob, where Muldoon and Patton agree to meet and discuss the case. Patton and his son Rusty disagree on who should take over Mr. O's bookmaking operation. Mr. O's enforcer Kane is ready to declare war on Patton's crew, who he thinks is responsible for Mr. O's murder. Muldoon gets a tip about a high stakes, illegal card game run by the Italian Mob that the unit decides to bust up.
4 4 Ladies Night September 15, 2015 781k 0.22%
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, in a move that will trigger a war on the west side.
5 5 A Token of Our Appreciation September 22, 2015 632k 0.12%
Rusty takes revenge after discovering his two soldiers, Rogers and O'Reilly, have been murdered. Muldoon needs to step 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 when she asks Bullman for more help. Smitty quickly discovers that being a boss brings unexpected danger.
6 6 A Good Shooting September 29, 2015 651k 0.11%
While looking for Smitty's killer, Muldoon and Bullman find themselves in the line of fire. Deirdre and Sean realize they are not on the same page, and Duffy and Barbara have a fun drunken night out. 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 7 Collection Day October 6, 2015 620k 0.11%
Muldoon juggles tensions at home with Christine and the kids, 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 the situation. Kane and Hopkins have been hiding upstate and plot their revenge on Rusty upon return. Patton questions his brother's loyalty as tensions rise between Patton and Rusty. Rusty spills more blood in his hunt for Kane.
8 8 No Crazies on the Street October 13, 2015 532k 0.13%
Muldoon must make a final decision about whether Shea should be in Public Morals and puts him to the test to see if he is worthy. Rusty and Kay finally spend some much anticipated alone time together. Bullman plays "boyfriend" with Fortune when her mother comes to town. Kane finally returns to Hell's Kitchen, and it is soon a race between Rusty and Kane to get to each other first - with bloody results.
9 9 Starts with a Snowflake October 20, 2015 498k 0.09%
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 10 A Thought and a Soul October 20, 2015 495k 0.07%
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.