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About COPPER & Episode Guides

About COPPER & Episode Guides

Copper Premiered on BBC America on August 19, 2012

About the Show:
In its most significant original programming commitment to date, BBC AMERICA has announced its first original scripted drama series, Copper. The 10 episode series, which centers on a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th century New York, is co-created by Tom Fontana (OZ, Homicide: Life on the Street, St. Elsewhere) and Will Rokos (Monster's Ball, Southland).


Actor’s name

Character’s name

Tom Weston-jonesDetective Kevin Corcoran
Franka PotenteEva Heissan
Kyle SchmidRobert Morehouse
Anastasia GriffithElizabeth Haverford
Ato EssandohMatthew Freeman
Kevin J. RyanDetective Francis Maguire
Dylan TaylorAndrew O'Brien
Kiara GlascoAnnie Reilly
Tanya FischerMolly Stuart
Tessa ThompsonSara Freeman
Ron WhiteCiaran Joseph Sullivan
David KeeleyPadraic Byrnes

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Season 1

Episode 1: Surviving Death (Aug/19/2012)
Kevin Corcoran, an Irish-immigrant cop in 1864 New York City, investigates crimes in the notorious Five Points area. In the opener, Corcoran searches for a child killer.

Episode 2: Husbands and Fathers (Aug/26/2012)
A figure from Corcoran's past returns to Five Points, and new questions arise about his daughter's death and his wife's disappearance.

Episode 3: In the Hands of an Angry God (Sep/02/2012)
An Irishman is hung to death and a black pastor is suspected, but Corcoran doubts the man's guilt.

Episode 4: The Empty Locket (Sep/09/2012)
Corcoran uncovers clues about his daughter's mysterious death and his wife's disappearance, and he learns the new evidence is linked to the murder of an infamous woman in Five Points.

Episode 5: La Tempête (Sep/16/2012)
A gang's scheme to rob some of the wealthiest families in New York is uncovered, and Corcoran is charged with protecting patrons at an upscale fund-raiser from the thieves.

Episode 6: Arsenic and Old Cake (Sep/23/2012)
Corcoran and O'Brien investigate a double homicide, and the evidence reveals that the crimes are part of a revenge plot gone wrong.

Episode 7: The Hudson River School (Sep/30/2012)
Corcoran reevaluates his decisions about Annie. Meanwhile, Robert Morehouse considers a unique business opportunity when a group of high-society people arrive from out of town.

Episode 8: Better Times Are Coming (Oct/07/2012)
Friendships are tested on election day when Maguire takes the law into his own hands, and Corcoran is forced to make a difficult decision.

Episode 9: A Day to Give Thanks (Oct/14/2012)
Corcoran struggles to keep himself together on Thanksgiving after a shocking discovery shakes him to the core.

Episode 10: A Vast and Fiendish Plot (Oct/21/2012)
Corcoran joins forces with Morehouse, Eva and the coppers of the 6th Precinct when a large-scale fight breaks out.



Season 2

Episode 1: Home, Sweet Home (Jun/23/2013)
February 5, 1865. Five Points remains a bedlam. Young men are dying and disappearing at an alarming rate and a career criminal is terrorizing the Sixth Ward. With pressures from Tammany Hall raining down upon the police force, Detective Kevin Corcoran and the coppers of the Sixth Ward must follow the guidance of returned ward leader, General Brendan Donovan. Meanwhile, Doctor Matthew Freeman visits his mentor and is presented with an attractive offer that will cause a rift in his marriage. Uptown, Robert Morehouse and Elizabeth Haverford make plans for their wedding and Confederate spy Kennedy’s execution. In the tombs, Francis Maguire is set to learn his fate.

Episode 2: Aileen Aroon (Jun/30/2013)
As more corpses of young men are found and others continue to disappear, Corcoran leaves no stone unturned in his search for answers. General Brendan Donovan employs unseemly tactics to keep the murders out of the press. Meanwhile, as Sara readies herself to attend a dinner with Frederick Douglass at the Morehouse mansion, Doctor Matthew Freeman makes a drastic decision for the health of his community – forcing her to confront her past. With his fate decided, Maguire must fend for himself and realign his allegiances.

Episode 3: The Children of the Battlefield (Jul/07/2013)
Corcoran closes in on the parties responsible for the kidnapping and murder of young Five Points men. As the pressure to capture the culprits grows, he is forced to choose between fealty to the badge and loyalty to loved ones. Francis Maguire embraces his new position in the underworld, rapidly climbing the ladder of New York City's criminal elite. Robert Morehouse and Elizabeth Haverford exchange vows – though the evening will prove to be nothing like either anticipated.

Episode 4: I Defy Thee to Forget (Jul/14/2013)
The Sixth Precinct's search for the killer of a fellow officer is derailed as Annie Reilly creates a rift in the Corcoran home. Meanwhile, Madame Eva Heissen – attempting to preserve a secret she has carried for months – discovers an unlikely ally in General Brendan Donovan. Elizabeth Morehouse soothes her troubled conscience by aiding the Freemans in their quest for Sara's mother and Francis Maguire finds himself crossing paths with his old friends – to surprising results.

Episode 5: A Morning Song (Jul/21/2013)
Five Points falls into a state of panic as a community safe haven is seized by one of the deadliest men in New York City. With both coppers and civilians at the mercy of a brilliant but unstable force, Detectives Kevin Corcoran and Andrew O'Brien, with Doctor Matthew Freeman and several coppers, race against time to restore peace to the Sixth Ward. As the coppers defend their home against an unrelenting foe, Francis Maguire sees an opportunity to settle a score with Corcoran.

Episode 6: To One Shortly to Die (Jul/28/2013)
A murder demands Detective Kevin Corcoran work closely with an unlikely partner as General Brendan Donovan is eager to close the case cleanly. Meanwhile, Robert Morehouse makes a difficult decision regarding the trial of Kennedy, leading to a surprising change in the proceedings. With spring on the horizon, the Freemans welcome a loved one back into their arms and home; while Madame Eva Heissen and Ellen Corcoran discover shared secrets they both wrestle to keep hidden.

Episode 7: The Hope Too Bright To Last (Aug/04/2013)
In his investigation, Detective Kevin Corcoran finds himself at an unusual dead end. Doctor Matthew Freeman is faced with the outbreak of a new and troubling illness sweeping Five Points. While Elizabeth tries to help with the Morehouse business, General Brendan Donovan enlists Madame Eva Heissen to gain leverage within his own affairs.

Episode 8: Ashes Denote The Fire That Was (Aug/18/2013)
The greater COPPER family – Uptown and Five Points alike – gather around Detective Kevin Corcoran, who is reeling from a shocking loss. In a quest to cure the illness sweeping Five Points on a grander scale, Doctor Matthew Freeman steps beyond his role as physician. Robert Morehouse finds himself fighting to ensure that a tumultuous chapter of his past is dead and buried, and that he and his loved ones lives will continue to thrive.

Episode 9: Think Gently of the Erring (Aug/25/2013)
Returning to the Precinct, Detective Kevin Corcoran is staggered when he discovers a new investigation has one close to him in chains. Racing to free his friend, Corcoran seeks help from those in power. However, General Brendan Donovan is consumed by an upcoming, major political and business move. Meanwhile, Doctor Matthew Freeman approaches Robert Morehouse to suggest a joint effort to aid the city.

Episode 10: The Fine Ould Irish Gintleman (Sep/01/2013)
Corcoran solicits coppers to uncover the truth about Gen. Donovan's outpost in Five Points. Meanwhile, Robert Morehouse's marriage endangers his business; and the Freemans confront bigots at home.

Episode 11: Good Heart and Willing Hand (Sep/08/2013)
Corcoran goes up against Tammany Hall; Matthew Freeman reaches his breaking point; Elizabeth Morehouse spirals further into addiction; Eva's murder trial begins.

Episode 12: Beautiful Dreamer (Sep/15/2013)
On the move, evading retaliation, Detective Kevin Corcoran works to remain hidden, while a catastrophic national event shatters the hope of smooth post-war recovery.

Episode 13: The Place I Called Home (Sep/22/2013)
Corcoran, Morehouse and Freeman join a national effort to hunt down John Wilkes Booth. Meanwhile, chaos continues in New York as Tammany Hall finds an unlikely successor to lead.

contributed by codebreaker