My Name Is Ruby
The Deuce Season 1



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

The Deuce's inaugural season ends with a sobering and tragic denouement that underscores the series' critique of American society's marginalization of racial minorities and exploitation of women.

Episode Info

In the Season 1 finale, expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby, but Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy. Meanwhile, Candy gets a taste of directing, and enjoys the red-carpet perks of a major premiere; Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct; Abby changes the Hi-Hat's clientele; Sandra faces editorial and legal hurdles; Barbara and Ruby connect with the wrong kind of clients; and C.C. encourages a former pimp to get back in the game.


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
Kayla Foster
as Barbara
Pernell Walker
as Ruby "Thunder Thighs"
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Critic Reviews for My Name Is Ruby

If you've longed for another Wire, you should watch The Deuce, which is like The Wire's shaggy, debauched sibling, a show with as many ideas in its head, but fewer answers.

Oct 30, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Deuce, like much of David Simon's work, is about making the audience look at people whom society refuses to acknowledge, and the Season 1 finale put its spotlight on Ruby.

Oct 29, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

As with any show in which there are so many moving pieces, it's impossible to say that The Deuce did right by every single one of them, but it did its damnedest

Dec 8, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a mixture of previously rooted power and chameleon-esque adaptation, those who are able to roll with the cultural punches sure to have a big future as progress continues its steady march forward.

Nov 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Never watch a David Simon show expecting a happy ending. But if you want compelling characters with an engrossing storyline, "The Deuce" is the show to watch.

Oct 31, 2017 | Full Review…

The finale pulled its already established emotional grip tight... I knew that I cared deeply about these characters, and at eight episodes, this time spent in their world felt far too short.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a depressing outcome, largely because it was predictable.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The episode's organizing principle is to depict the spectrum of success: There are people on steady ground and there are people who feel unmoored in their own environment, and most of the time they're walking next to each other.

Oct 29, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Deuce saved its best, and its worst, for last.

Oct 29, 2017 | Full Review…

"My Name Is Ruby" is a fantastic season finale with a couple of strange, out-of-character moments, the type that initially made me question the necessity of stretching past the hour-long mark.

Oct 29, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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