Why Me?

Series 1 - Episode 6 Why Me?



Change is in the air in among the low-lifers around New York’s 42nd Street (whose 1970s nickname gives the series its name). The cops of the 14th precinct get instructions to clean up the streets for Christmas – and to haul in not just the prostitutes but their pimps too. Could this be in any way connected to the fact that the mafia have started opening new brothels, including Vincent’s one, and need women to work there?

Meanwhile, Eileen/Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) appears in more porn films – but is keen to get on the other side of the camera. As ever, the crummiest and sleaziest of worlds is filmed in loving detail.


An end of year police crackdown begins the clean up of Times Square, which sparks a new opportunity for Vincent and Bobby.