Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
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A Return to Normalcy 

Nucky's organizational skills are put to the test as the election approaches, his judgment's questioned as he handles the Commodore's poisoning, and he reveals his part to Margaret.

Director:

Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)

Writers:

Terence Winter (created by), Terence Winter | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Michael Pitt ... James 'Jimmy' Darmody
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Aleksa Palladino ... Angela Darmody
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Arnold Rothstein
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano
Paz de la Huerta ... Lucy Danziger
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White
Anthony Laciura ... Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle (credit only)
Dabney Coleman ... Commodore Louis Kaestner
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody
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Storyline

Nucky's flexible organizational skills are tested in the days leading up to election day as his choice for mayor and President prove successful, and he comes to an uneasy truce with Rothstein on getting the World Series indictment quashed. Several question his handling of the Commodore's unsuccessful assassin and Eli is resentful of what he considers his brothers handling of his situation. Nucky makes up with Margaret by revealing his vulnerabilities and Jimmy and Angela do the same. Van Alden struggles with his conscience and future direction. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2010 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to the postcard from Mary, the address for James and Angela Darmody is 4313 North California Avenue. See more »

Goofs

The alto saxophonist in the jazz band at the election party is playing a Selmer Mark VI (or later) model saxophone. Selmer did not release this particular model until 1954. This was the first saxophone released by Selmer which had the clearly visible "S" on the neck. See more »

Quotes

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Seven years ago, almost eight, I'd just become treasurer. I was new to the job, very busy. My wife had just given birth. We named him Enoch, after me. She wanted that. He was tiny, frail. I was terrified to hold him. A week passed. I had my hands full with some county business or another, an audit. I was busy, very busy. I came home one night, it was late. She was in the nursery, rocking him in her arms. I crossed to them. She looked so calm, so contented, it gave me the courage to finally want...
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Soundtracks

Rose Room
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Written by Art Hickman and Harry Williams
Performed by Vince Giordano and His Nighthawks Orchestra (as Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks)
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Possibility the best episode of tv ever
1 September 2018 | by k-94538See all my reviews

Boardwalk is a show you have to watch all the way for the payoffs in later season . Eli and Knox have issues . And its one amazing act. Boardwalk Empire is up with Band of Brothers and Game of Thrones as one of the greatest tv dramas ever. HBO nailed this.


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