BBC America's 'Copper' finale sees the South try to sack New York City
By April MacIntyre Oct 9, 2012, 15:33 GMT
Hit series "Copper" is coming to a season one close.
BBC AMERICA’s first original scripted series delivered the channel’s highest rated series premiere ever.
The finale will change lives and New York City forever. With Confederate terrorists threatening to destroy the city as they know it, unexpected traitors will be revealed and once air-tight bonds will be broken beyond repair.
From BBC America
The gripping drama – filled with intrigue, corruption, mystery and murder – will close its record-breaking season with Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) giving everything he has to protect his town from the terrorist attack he knows is coming. From award-winning executive producers Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson and Will Rokos, the season-finale of COPPER bows Sunday, October 21, 10:00pm ET/PT.
The series began with Corcoran’s search for answers after returning from the Civil War to find his daughter murdered and wife missing. Assisted by partner and friend, Detective Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan) and Detective Andrew O’Brien (Dylan Taylor), Corcoran seeks justice for the powerless as a way of dealing with the injustice of his own loss.
His friendship with two Civil War compatriots – Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid), the wayward son of a wealthy industrialist and African-American Doctor Matthew Freeman (Ato Essandoh), who secretly assists Corcoran with his work – takes him to the contrasting worlds of elegant Fifth Avenue and Northern Manhattan.
In the season finale, Corcoran teams up with Robert Morehouse and the coppers of the Sixth Precinct to thwart a brazen terrorist attack on New York City by Confederate soldier’s intent on watching the city burn.
With his personal life in shambles, his closest friendship in pieces and the truth finally uncovered about his daughter’s death, Corcoran must set aside his inner turmoil to save the city he vehemently protects.
Meanwhile, betrayal runs deep as Morehouse learns just how entangled his father has become with his new business associates. Madam Eva Heissen (Franka Potente) and Aristocrat Elizabeth Haverford (Anastasia Griffith) find themselves in unexpected positions, while in Carmansville, Doctor Matthew Freeman makes a dangerous decision in defending his wife.
The show brought the network’s highest ratings for a series premiere with 1.8 million viewers tuning in.
BBC America is home to some of the best dramatic TV on the air: The Hour, Luther, Spies of Warsaw and Ripper Street.
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REMAINING EPISODE SYNOPSES:
EPISODE 9 - A DAY TO GIVE THANKS - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 10:00PM ET/PT
November 24, 1864. It’s Thanksgiving Day but Corcoran finds himself in an ungracious state. The fallout of recent murders and a shocking discovery leaves the detective shaken to the core. Robert Morehouse’s latest business entanglement takes a dire turn as his associates attempt to bring his father, Norbert, into the deal. Sensing what this could mean for Norbert, Morehouse must act quickly to keep his father out of the scheme.
Story by: Will Rokos and Tom Fontana. Directed by: Ken Girotti.
EPISODE 10 - A VAST AND FIENDISH PLOT - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 10:00PM ET/PT
November 25, 1864. Corcoran is racing the clock to keep his life and New York City intact. Joining forces with Robert Morehouse, Eva Heissen and the coppers of the Sixth Precinct, Corcoran prepares for his biggest fight since the Draft Riots. Doctor Matthew Freeman is forced to make a difficult decision when wife Sara takes her well-being into her own hands, placing their family at risk. Morehouse discovers the true nature of his father’s involvement with his new business associates. With little time and no options, he calls upon the one person he trusts implicitly – Corcoran. The worlds of Corcoran and Morehouse collide with explosive fallout that could change the face of New York City – and the trajectory of the Civil War – forever.