Vincent receives an offer straight from a mafia leader in Season 1, episode 2 of “The Deuce.”

According to the synopsis for the next episode of the HBO series, Vincent (James Franco) gets a tempting offer from mafia capo Rudy Pipilo (Michael Rispoli) after finding success in drawing customers to a struggling Korean bar.

While the offer remains unclear, the trailer for the episode suggests that accepting the offer will allow Vincent to pay his twin brother’s debt.

“I will make sure to cover my brother’s debt,” Vincent tells Rudy in the teaser.

“I’m gonna hold you to that,” replies the mafia leader.

But will Vincent accept the offer despite making it clear to his wife Andrea (Zoe Kazan) that he doesn’t want to be involved in a crew?

Meanwhile, Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) becomes intrigued by the filmmaking process when she fills in for a friend in a pornographic short. “When you were little, didn’t you always want to be in the movies?” Candy’s friend asks him in the trailer.

When Candy arrives on set, a staff member tells her that this porn gig is actually an opportunity for her to be a bigger actress. “A lot of stars got their start this way,” the staff member says.

Elsewhere in the episode, C.C. (Gary Carr) shows Lori (Emily Meade) the advantages of having a pimp. In Season 1, episode 1, Lori found out that Candy has no pimp. “You gotta work a little harder. You gotta be more careful,” Candy told Lori when asked what it’s like to work without a pimp. “Sometimes a guy will burn you for some cash or a player will press you for a moment or two, but it works for me.”

Lori, on the other hand, told Candy that she needs pimping because she tends to get lazy at times. So why does C.C.  decide to show Lori the advantages of having a pimp when she already knows exactly why she needs one? Could it be because Lori finds out about what C.C. did to Ashley (Jamie Neumann) last episode, and now she wants out?

“The Deuce” Season 1, episode 2, titled “Show and Prove,” airs on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 9 p.m. on HBO.

James Franco as Frankie, James Franco as Vincent Vincent (James Franco) gets an offer that would allow him to pay off the debts of his twin brother Frankie (also played by Franco) in Season 1, episode 2 of “The Deuce.” Photo: Paul Schiraldi