Boardwalk Empire: Truth and Consequences

Some characters share hard truths about their pasts, and a whole lot of them pay the price for their actions. Welcome to the final episode of season one, folks! It’s a bloody one.

Boardwalk Empire: Fight Night

In the penultimate episode of season 1, we get lots of fights and a few breakups. Also, the Commodore’s being poisoned, Two Face reveals his inner psycho for a moment, and Van Alden kills his partner. Seriously.

Boardwalk Empire: Mitzvah

There’s a lot of growing up done this episode. Al finally sets aside childish things and starts acting like a man; Margaret comes into her own, politically; and Nucky, Jimmy, and Chalky mature further as gangsters. In other news, Two Face almost makes me cry.

Boardwalk Empire: Tete a Tete

Things get done in quiet one-on-one conversations this week. Jimmy returns and Nucky asks him to kill the D’Alessio brothers, who are now in league with Rothstein. Before he can get to that, Van Alden arrests him and commences a crazed line of questions that boils down to: Is Nucky banging Margaret? Margaret gets Nucky to cut Mme Jeunet a break on rent and, in return, shakes down Mme for a fancy new dress. There’s some political wheeling and dealing, the Commodore gets involved, and gunshots erupt on the boardwalk. It’s summer in Atlantic City, folks!

Boardwalk Empire: Mustering the Troops

Nucky heads to Chicago for the Republican National Convention and helps get Warren Harding nominated (something the country will not thank him for in years to come). Back home, Eli’s in charge, and gets himself shot during the D’Alessio brothers’ casino heist. Nucky starts prepping for war, asks Jimmy to come back to AC, and has Margaret stash some important papers. Things are heating up.

Boardwalk Empire: Love, Love Me Do

Nucky reveals the secrets of his horrible childhood to Margaret; Jimmy takes a fellow war vet under his wing (and gets revenge for Pearl), and Angela indulges in a Sapphic love affair.

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