Au Reservoir
The Deuce Season 1



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

The Deuce narrows its sizable scope to enthralling effect in what might be the most engaging entry in the series yet.

Episode Info

Candy eyes a different job on Harvey's set, but Lori struggles with the demands of porn acting; C.C., Larry and Rodney worry that pimps are becoming obsolete as the police push their business off the streets; Ashley hangs out with Frankie, but later winds up at Abby's door; Alston finds himself singled out by the precinct's new captain; Abby asks Vincent to be her escort at her family's lavish party.


James Franco
as Vincent Martino/Frankie Martino
Gary Carr
as C.C.
Margarita Levieva
as Abigail "Abby" Parker
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
as Chris Alston
Chris Bauer
as Bobby Dwyer
Chris Coy
as Paul Hendrickson
Natalie Paul
as Sandra Washington
Michael Rispoli
as Rudy Pipilo
Ed Moran
as Capt. Peter McDonagh
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Critic Reviews for Au Reservoir

Some boats rise, some boats fall, but for all that the characters aren't all experiencing the same fortunes, this is quite possibly the best episode yet.

Dec 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The theme of the installment amalgamates into a filmed notion of freedom.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…

"Au Reservoir" is a powerful and enthralling episode...

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

None of the women have a lot of wiggle room. What little room they do have, though, they take advantage of in this episode. The Deuce's penultimate episode is all about reclaiming power, even in the narrow corridors of the sex industry.

Oct 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Won't somebody think of the pimps?

Nov 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The episode provides as close to a character spotlight as an ensemble piece like The Deuce can. Ashley, played by Jamie Neumann, moves to the show's center after previously operating on the margins.

Oct 23, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This week's episode is notable in that it doesn't break much from the steady evolution of the previous six hours. And yet, the episode makes you realize that everything has changed, perhaps more dramatically than it might have seemed.

Oct 22, 2017 | Full Review…

What makes "Au Reservoir" the best episode of The Deuce so far isn't the depiction of a newly liberated time, but rather how it honestly captures its characters' experiences within that time.

Oct 22, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

What we have just witnessed was, hands down, the best episode of The Deuce yet. By a lot. Titled "Au Reservoir," it's funny, scary, sad, sexy and entertaining as hell from start to finish. How did this so-so show get so damned good so suddenly?

Oct 22, 2017 | Full Review…

You cannot start fresh without saying goodbye, and "Au Reservoir" paints farewells and changes in similar tones: With subtlety and minimal explanation in some instances; with suddenness and violence in others.

Oct 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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