Boardwalk Empire: Two Imposters

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Boardwalk Empire – Two Imposters

Season Three: Episode Eleven

Directed by:  Allen Coulter

Written by:  Howard Korder

The Spin:  All the soldiers moved into battle ready positions in this Margaret-less Korder penned hour.  In the wake of the special delivery announcing the start of the war, after a violent shoot-out at the hotel that leaves loyal aid Eddie (Anthony Laciura) badly wounded, Nucky turns to his only “friend” left in Chalky White (Michael K. Williams) who uses his armed men to keep watch while his med-student-son-in-law-to-be mends Eddie.  Of course, Gyp (Bobby Cannavale) is leaving no stone unturned, leading to a tense stand-off of words at Chalky’s beach-side gangland cottage where a hefty reward is offered to anyone who turns in Nucky.  Meanwhile, Gyp’s uncouth cohorts invade Gillian’s (Gretchen Mol) house of ill repute, leading Harrow (Jack Huston) to plot an escape for himself and Tommy to Julia’s.  Gillian catches wind and kicks him out, leading him to take stock of his supplies and plot an extraction – wait until next week!  All the while, Eli (Shea Whigham) has been in Chicago, and just as Nucky decides to stand his ground and makes a deal with Chalky to ensure his army will help, little brother finally comes up big with an eager to join Al Capone (Stephen Graham) arriving on the scene happy to help decide who gets killed.  All of which makes for a perfect build to what should prove to be a sizzling season finale next week.

Do I Really Care About this Plotline:   Oh, yeah, Lucky Luciano wasn’t so Lucky and got pinched.

Wait Until Next Week:  Are Capone and Chalky gonna get along?  How many heads will roll and whose heads?  How far will Harrow go to break Tommy free?

Commentary by David H. Schleicher 

To my readers and Boardwalk strollers:  Thoughts, reactions, comments?

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3 comments on “Boardwalk Empire: Two Imposters

  1. I need a bat’, and then you and me sit down and we talk about who dies. – gold, pure gold

    And I want Harrow to go nuts and kill … kill everyone. Including Margaret and the children, and even Eddie Kessler.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gyp deserves an espially gruesome death. Will he survive til Season 4?

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