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Farewell Daddy Blues 

Eli braces for the worst as Agent Knox launches his plan to bring Nucky down. Capone and Torrio reach an agreement in Cicero. Chalky looks to settle scores. Richard steps forward to save Tommy, at Gillian's expense.

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
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Thompson
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Arnold Rothstein
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano (credit only)
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White
Anthony Laciura ... Eddie Kessler (credit only)
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle
Jack Huston ... Richard Harrow
Ron Livingston ... Roy Phillips (credit only)
Jeffrey Wright ... Valentin Narcisse
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody
Patricia Arquette ... Sally Wheet
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Storyline

Ruthless FBI Agent Knox is relentless in his efforts to bring down Nucky. Narcisse pressures Nucky to give up Chalky to save what his left of his crumbling empire as Knox uses William's precariously vulnerable situation in a murder case to gain valuable information about the workings of the organization. Written by duke1029

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Period Series, Miniseries or a Movie (Single-Camera). See more »

Goofs

While Chaulky is in North Carolina, a diesel train and whistle are heard in the distance. Steam trains were used at that time, not diesel. This mistake was made in previous episodes as well. See more »

Quotes

Elias 'Eli' Thompson: [anticipating Nucky shooting him] I'm ready... are you?
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Connections

References Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Straight Up and Down
Written by Anton Newcombe
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
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Eli
29 July 2018 | by rippajacksonSee all my reviews

34 - 37mins probably the best scene I've seen on any TV show in my entire life. Masterpiece


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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