Nucky loses his senatorial interest in his alcohol distribution and seeks out new support. Margaret finds herself in trouble for a deal she made with Arnold Rothstein years before he died. Chalky is still on the run.


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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 (credit only)
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone (credit only)
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle
Jeffrey Wright ... Valentin Narcisse
Ben Rosenfield ... Willie Thompson (credit only)
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody (credit only)
Patricia Arquette ... Sally Wheet
Matt Letscher ... Joseph P. Kennedy
Mary Bacon ... Marie
Olivia Nikkanen ... Fern


Senator Lloyd turns his back on Nucky's offer of a secret partnership as a rum distributor when Prohibition ends and then turns to teetotaling millionaire Joseph Kennedy. Chalky and his friend commit a house break-in looking for a safe seen years earlier, and Rothstein's widow has Margaret in a very compromising situation when the dead gambler's stock portfolio is put under scrutiny, Written by duke1029

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Crime | Drama | History


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During his meeting with Nucky, Joseph Kennedy mentions that he has eight children with a "ninth on the way". The ninth child was Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who was born in 1932. See more »


Joseph P. Kennedy: [to Nucky] It's hard enough to do business as an Irish Catholic, I try my best to thwart the notion that we're all drunkards.
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Libiamo ne' Lieti Calici
Music by Giuseppe Verdi and lyrics by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed by Studio Musicians
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Not a Racist Cast
26 September 2014 | by Steve_LudovicoSee all my reviews

I wanted to write this in reply to Nael Amer "Vomie". I am sorry sir but you have gravely misinterpreted the meaning of the Fez's that say Arab on them. It was not intended as a slur on people from that part of the world and does not suggest they go to or endorse strip clubs. It is a Shriners Fez worn by men that belong to the Shriners organization It has nothing to do with the cast and crew of Boardwalk Empire being racist. Keep in mind this is a period piece and the period it is covering is full of racism, sexism, and all sorts of vices that were common and widely accepted, for the time.

Is a director or actor Racist because they are apart of something that involves racism? I think it is generally a reinforcement of how wrong those ideas or attitudes are when they are displayed in a format like this. When you see the kkk openly attack African Americans and demand justice under the law it is a slap in the face to the viewer because we know it is morally wrong. Every time I watch a show or movie like this it is a reminder of how far we have come.

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