Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
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Nucky visits Gillian, Luciano and Lansky deal with Narcisse and young Nucky faces a turning point. In Chicago, Capone prepares to face trial and in New York Margaret becomes a stock operator a la Joe Kennedy. Scores are made and settled.


Timothy Van Patten (as Tim Van Patten)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Thompson
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden (credit only)
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White (credit only)
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle (credit only)
Jeffrey Wright ... Valentin Narcisse
Ben Rosenfield ... Willie Thompson (credit only)
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody
Anatol Yusef ... Meyer Lansky
Ian Hart ... Ethan Thompson
Domenick Lombardozzi ... Ralph Capone
Marc Pickering ... Deputy Sheriff Enoch Thompson


In 1931 Nucky and Eli go their separate ways as the Thompsons abandon their rule of Atlantic City. Nucky also says farewell to William, Margaret, and Gillian as the Feds successfully prosecute Capone. Luciano revenges himself on Narcisse, and a new power structure governs organized crime. The origins of the characters are shown as the story flashes back to 1897. Written by duke1029

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Crime | Drama | History


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Release Date:

21 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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The highest rated episode of this season. See more »


When young Nucky confronts his father, he throws down his hat and coat. When he picks up the coat later, the hat is gone. See more »


Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [visiting Gillian in the asylum] Let's just get something straight. Whatever you want, whatever you think I will do, that won't be possible, all right? You were very clever. You made a bargain. You saved your own neck, and that's more than other people can say. I'm not someone you should look to for help. I'm leaving here. Starting something new. I won't be back. You'll have your own room inside, that's been arranged. And if you get yourself out, there'll be money in a trust account. But that's ...
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References Scarface (1932) See more »


If You Want the Rainbow
Performed by Lee Morse and Her Bluegrass Boys
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"I... am not seeking..... forgiveness."
26 October 2014 | by poindexter-jeffSee all my reviews

What a terrific finale to a terrific series. Boardwalk Empire has always been one of those rare shows to contain all the elements of what makes a superb television series; the excellent acting, the terrific storytelling, the emotionally captivating characters, stunning cinematography, the list honestly goes on, and the series thankfully sustained that mark of quality until this great finale.

The way everything came full circle was brilliantly handled, and the resolutions with each character was presented in a very satisfying way, especially with Nucky Thompson.

I could not recommend this series more. Please do not listen to those who have complained that this final season was a disappointment, if anything, that could be not farther from the truth. If you're new to the series, you will not be disappointed. One of television's finest dramas has concluded, but it was presented in the most satisfying was imaginable.

You won't be disappointed.

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