Action-charged series set in the ruthless world of San Francisco in the late 1800s, pitting rival Chinatown crime families against each other, against the police … and against an overtly racist white working class.
Martial-arts prodigy Ah Sahm immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances and becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs.
S1 E1: The Itchy Onion 58m
San Francisco, 1878: Ah Sahm, a newly arrived Chinese immigrant with serious fighting skills, is introduced by a fixer named Chao to Chinatown's most ruthless tong, the Hop Wei. After impressing Young Jun, son of tong leader Father Jun, Ah Sahm is branded.
S1 E2: There's No China In The Bible 42m
Intercepting a shipment of opium at the docks, Young Jun, with Ah Sahm and his Hop Wei lieutenant Bolo in tow, decides to send a message to Long Zii. Big Bill and Lee investigate a grisly murder scene in an alley, and Ah Sahm pays a steep price for playing the hero.
S1 E3: John Chinaman 46m
Leary pressures Byron Mercer, Penny's father and a gentleman industrialist, to hire his men for a cable-car track job. Accused of assault and perhaps worse, Ah Sahm gets a cold shoulder from the Hop Wei, with his fate in the hands of an unexpected ally.
S1 E4: The White Mountain 46m
Big Bill finds himself compromised by his gambling excesses, but discovers a possible solution after an opium den raid. After meeting with leaders of the Fung Hai tong, Mai Ling offers Ah Sahm a way out of a protracted - and bloody - tong war.
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S1 E5: The Blood And The Sh*t 46m
Transporting precious cargo via stagecoach, Ah Sahm and Young Jun are forced to spend the night with three strangers at a frontier saloon in the middle of nowhere. The detour turns perilous when Harlan French, a notorious outlaw, shows up with his henchmen.
S1 E6: Chewed Up, Spit Out, And Stepped On 43m
Tensions soar between the Hop Wei and Long Zii after an assassination attempt during a boisterous parade. Big Bill sets out to pay his debt to Jack Damon. Mayor Blake and Deputy Mayor Buckley get a mandate from Robert Crestwood, a senator with eyes on the White House.
S1 E7: The Tiger And The Fox 45m
Ah Sahm faces a dilemma when Father Jun sends Bolo to hunt down Long Zii and Mai Ling. Ah Toy recruits a special girl from a whore monger, and takes on a business partner for a land deal. Penny is faced with an unsavoury choice in order to save her home.
S1 E8: They Don't Pay Us Enough To Think 43m
The Hop Wei and Long Zii consider a novel way to end hostilities. Ah Toy and her real-estate business partner hit a bump in the road in their effort to buy a valuable piece of land. After promising jobs to Leary's Irish workers, Mercer toasts Crestwood at a fundraiser.
S1 E9: Chinese Boxing 46m
Chinatown gathers to witness a prize fight between elite warriors from the Hop Wei and Long Zii. Buckley plays a bluff in hopes of getting Mercer to lower his fee. Bill and Lee question Wang Chao about the recent series of sword killings in San Francisco.
S1 E10: If You're Going To Bow, Bow Low 49m
Ah Sahm rejects his warrior roots and retreats into the netherworld of the Chinese working class. A guilty Big Bill stands vigil for Lee at the hospital. Zing and the Fung Hai make a show of force to compel Mai Ling to honour her partnership.