Detective Kevin “Corky” Corcoran
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Corcoran has a heart of gold, a broken family, a sh*tty boss, and some serious anger management issues. He’s bent on finding his missing wife and solving his daughter’s murder, but between busting Manhattan baddies and bedding Five Points whores, his schedule’s pretty tight. He’s got his buddies: Maguire, O’Brien, Freeman and Morehouse, but it’s clear the guy’s lonely, prone to rummaging through his wife’s old things and hallucinating his dead kid. To fill the void, Corcoran finds himself a replacement daughter – an orphan he rescued from the Five Points prostitution ring.
Strengths: Landing a left hook, hand kissing, clever threats, kicking ass
Vices: Loose ladies and medical morphine
Lady Lovers: Eva Heissen, Molly Stuart
Kill Count: 3 - Madame Pompadou, Bank Robber Neff, Anonymous Bank Robber
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Find Ellen. Shower regularly.
The Last Word: “Moving on. Not exactly my specialty.”
Madam Eva Heissen
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Saloon and brothel owner Eva Heissen is a cutthroat bitch and killer entrepreneur – literally. Employees who disobey her get knifed – a lesson the flighty Molly Stuart learned the hard way. Eva is pure steel – the only chink in her armor is a certain “steamy” Five Points detective. So far Eva’s gotten off scot-free, but will she ever get busted for offing Molly? More importantly – is she too attached to Corky for her own good?
Strengths: Running the most popular biz in Five Points
Vices: Jealousy and bloodlust
BFB (Best F* Buddy): Kevin Corcoran
Kill Count: 1 - Molly Stuart
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Use your words, not your razor blades. Hire Creole girls to increase brothel/saloon profits by 20%!
The Last Word: “You would not believe the tricks the Creoles in New Orleans showed me…”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Now that her two-timing, child-molesting husband Winnie is gone, uptown girl with an attitude Elizabeth Haverford is really enjoying the widowed life. Hanging naked pictures, throwing galas, and telling off her stuffy friends – girlfriend is a whole new woman. But not everything’s tea and rosewater – her adopted daughter, little orphan Annie, is becoming a real nightmare. And what’s with Elizabeth’s little rendezvous with the Confederate solider?
Strengths: Witty retorts, double entendres, fundraising
Vices: Sketchy secret meetings
BFF: Robert Morehouse
Kill Count: 0
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Read Raising Your Adopted Five Points Orphan. Sleep with Kevin Corcoran.
The Last Word: Captain Sullivan: “You’re a lucky woman.” Elizabeth: “All widows are.”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Maguire navigates the seedy underworld of New York City like a true pro, but when it comes to reading Five Points lady folk, the man’s clueless. His grand plan to make an honest woman out of prostitute Molly Stuart was doomed from the get-go; and his lightning-fast rebound relationship with Mary Lockwood is like watching a slow-motion train wreck. The guy’s lost in love.
Strengths: Good aim (See: Behind-the-back kill shot!)
Vices: Falling blindly in love
Lady Lovers: Molly Stuart, Mary Lockwood
Kill Count: 2 – Anonymous bank robbers
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Try dating for a change.
The Last Word: “Tare an’ouns!”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Manhattan playboy, baller, and boozer Robert Morehouse won’t let his bum leg (lost in the war) hold him back. When he’s not at the whore house or imbibing, he’s organizing boxing matches and finding unique uses for his wooden leg (perfect for bar fights and smuggling money!) The former Major has some major daddy issues – he’ll do just about anything to win his father’s approval.
Strengths: Bar fights, organizing boxing matches, balancing on one leg
Vices: Booze, booze, booze, drugs, women, booze...and a nightcap
Lady Lovers: A few lovely hustlers working at Madame Pompadou’s
Kill Count: 0
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Get therapy. Go to rehab. Trim muttonchops.
The Last Word: “Our lives depend on our finesse. Tread carefully, Corky.”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Robert’s money hungry and emotionally void daddy has the grand plan of buying Five Points, overhauling the district, and kicking the immigrants into Hoboken. Bad things happen to folks who get in Robert’s way – Bishop Onderdonk told Robert he was on to his plan, and not soon after found himself a ruined clergyman, booted from the church.
Strengths: Withholding love
Vices: Manipulative and conniving
Lady Lovers:You’ll have to ask him
Kill Count: 0
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Bond with son. Leave Five Points alone.
The Last Word: “Robert’s mother drank spirits until she became one. I fear he will follow her example.”
Doctor Matthew Freeman
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Medical miracle worker Matthew Freeman fought alongside Corcoran, O’Brien and Morehouse, but it’s a whole new playing field in Five Points, a racist neighborhood where Matthew and his traumatized wife feel constantly threatened. Matthew made the wise choice to move to Caramansville (Harlem) where he runs his CSI circa-1864 style lab, helping Corky crack murder cases. The Freeman’s new place is getting crowded – Matthew took in an abandoned man, Jasper, and is also housing his former boxing superstar uncle, Marcus.
Strengths: Everything – he's perfect
Vices: None – see above
Lady Lovers:Sara Freeman
Kill Count: 0
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Convince Sara to leave the house. Have an awesome kid.
The Last Word: Corcoran: “Wait, you’re saying a Negro did kill O’Connor?” Freeman: “Yes, but as usual, you people just grabbed ANY Negro.”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Molly Stuart was to be Francis Maguire’s wife, but she made the big mistake of getting between Eva and Corcoran. The price you pay for sleeping with Eva’s favorite customer? Death. A prostitute as flirty and flighty as Molly probably wouldn’t have made an ideal wife, but we were still sorry to see her go. She’s the only one who made a break in the case of Corky’s missing wife – she found Ellen’s missing locket.
RIP: Eva Heissen sliced her throat.
The Last Word: “What does Corcoran SEE in Eva? Does she remind him of his mother? I know this: she can’t possibly remind him of his wife, that sweet little thing, his Ellen. Do you think she’s going to come back?”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: A super-sexualized ten year old on the hop, Five Points orphan Annie got her ticket into the lap of luxury when Kevin Corcoran rescued her from the evil clutches of Madame Pompadou. Winnie Haverford killed her twin sister, so Annie repaid the favor, stabbing Winnie in the chest with some help from her hero, Kevin. Elizabeth Haverford adopted Annie, but the girl’s downtown to uptown transition has been a bumpy carriage ride – Annie’s raising pure hell, singing dirty rhymes, escaping to Corcoran’s house to seduce him, spying on her adopted mom, giving her dolls prostitute makeovers, and propositioning just about any man who steps foot in her new house.
Strengths: Lying, spying, and bribing
Vices: Lying, spying, and bribing
Kill Count: 1 – Winnie Haverford
Goals to Strive for in 1865: Ease up on Elizabeth. Leave the past (and the hop) in Five Points.
The Last Word: “Excuse me sir, would you like me to pleasure you?”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: When Kevin and Francis need a little extra muscle, Detective Andrew O’Brien is their go-to guy. A burly Irishman, O’Brien looks tough, but his overbearing wife has him totally whipped. O’Brien a loyal friend who’s good for the latest Five Points gossip – he had the dish on Maguire and Molly’s plans to get hitched, and broke the news to Maguire when Molly was murdered.
Strengths: Physical intimidation
Lady Lovers: Sybil O’Brien
Kill Count: 2 – Anonymous bank robbers
Goals to Strive for in 1865:Get some marriage counseling.
The Last Word: “Batten down the hatches, a hurricane named Sybil is coming.”
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Sara Freeman’s a jumpy bundle of nerves – she’s forever traumatized by the deaths of her brothers, who were lynched in the Draft Riots. The move from Five Points to Carmansville lightened her up a smidge, but whenever Kevin Corcoran shows up with a case for her husband, Sara’s all scowls and door slams. Matthew wants kids, and Sara doesn’t seem opposed to the idea, but for now she has her hands full with two house-guests, Jasper and Matthew’s Uncle Marcus, a former boxer who doesn’t seem completely trustworthy.
Strengths: Handy with a shotgun
Kill Count: 0
Goals to Strive for in 1865:Get out of the house.
The Last Word: ‘Just because we have lived through violence, do that mean we should learn the best way to be violent?”
Winfred ‘Winnie’ Haverford
Mid-Season Beat Sheet: Winfred Haverford had a thing for young girls, his favorite was Annie Reilly’s twin, Kate. Winfred knocked Kate off, and the bastard probably would have probably gotten away with it, but Corcoran isn’t one to rest until justice is served. Using Annie as bait, Corky trapped Haverford at Madame Pompadou’s Bordello, but it was Annie who made the kill, stabbing Winnie in the chest.
Strengths: Marrying well
Vices: Underage girls
Lady Lovers: Elizabeth Haverford, Kate Reilly (Annie’s twin)
RIP: Dagger to the heart, courtesy of Annie Reilly
The Last Word: Haverford: “I’m not done with you, Corcoran.” Corcoran: “Oh, we’re done…Winnie.”