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Two Imposters 

After Owen's dead body is delivered in a crate and Margaret leaves him, Nucky spends the next day with a seriously wounded Eddie and Gyp's thugs trying to kill him.


Allen Coulter


Terence Winter (created by), Howard Korder | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Thompson (credit only)
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden (credit only)
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Arnold Rothstein (credit only)
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White
Anthony Laciura ... Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle (credit only)
Jack Huston ... Richard Harrow
Charlie Cox ... Owen Sleater (credit only)
Bobby Cannavale ... Gyp Rosetti
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody
Anatol Yusef ... Meyer Lansky


A rough 24 hours for Nucky: Margaret and the children are gone, Eddie needs a hospital, and Eli is in Chicago hoping for reinforcements. Nucky turns to Chalky, who still wants a club on Atlantic City's strip. Gyp turns up the heat, stationing his men everywhere and offering $25,000 to anyone in Chalky's neighborhood who gives up Nucky. Will Chalky protect Nucky? And even so, is that enough firepower to face Gyp with Joe Masseria's men? Gillian snoops in Richard's room, and heroin is burning a hole in Luciano's pocket. Written by <>

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Crime | Drama | History


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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series. See more »


Al Capone: [last lines as he unexpectedly emerges from the back of the group] We been on the road for 18 hours. I need a bath, some chow; then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies, eh?
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Barney Google
Written by Billy Rose
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Chef d'oeuvre
26 November 2012 | by keremsiguraSee all my reviews

Wow! what an episode.

From the first episode of the season, the show has painted Nucky as power-hungry, well positioned and even invincible. 'Till this episode, the writers made us believe that Nucky's reign over Atlantic city was resolute. But soon after Gyp, the mercurial and ruthless Sicilian, and his army step a foot to Atlantic city, the town turns into a shambles.

For the first time Nucky has his back to the wall and has been forced to rely on someone besides his usual entourage. Yes, I am talking about Chalky White (the underdog! remember Nucky's refusal). Chalky has an essential pivotal role on this episode, with which he does wonders.

But the most memorable scene in it for me was of course the ending. When all is lost the rising star of Chicago comes to town to save the day!

Can't wait to see the season finale.

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25 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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