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.
Last Episode01x10 A Thought and a Soul Aired: Oct. 20, 2015
The streets of Hell's Kitchen run red with the blood of the Irish mafia; Muldoon treats Christine to a night on the town; Duffy gets surprising …
Series Fun Facts
- The Public Morals Division operates out of the fictional 12th Precinct. Ruben Santiago-Hudson had previously played that precinct's commanding officer for three seasons on Castle.
- Partially inspired by stories told to Edward Burns by his father, who worked as a police officer in New York City for many years.
- Coincidentally, actor Peter Gerety was previously a regular in another unrelated series also titled "Public Morals" in 1996 playing Neil Fogerty.