We open with a scene not for children that blows my mind in all the right ways… Continue reading
We open this week with Owen in bed with Katie. I’d rather start with Owen in bed with me. But he’s shirtless, so I’ll go with what I can get. We learn that Katie has a pet name for his manhood — Mr. Poofles. That’s right. Mr. Poofles. I can’t make this stuff up. Nucky calls and interrupts them to tell Owen to read the paper.
Mr. Poofles. *sigh* Continue reading
If you don’t know the meaning of the title, don’t worry. Neither did I. But the writers tell us in the episode, so you’ll have to wait until we get there. This week opens with Nucky having a nightmare – he can’t reach Billie on the phone, he sees a young boy in front of him who he starts to cook up some back for and ends up shooting when the frying pan turns into a gun. It’s unsettling to me and worse for Nucky. Eddie wakes him to say Margaret’s on the phone, that the Bishop’s representative is there to go over the plans for his award ceremony and she’s not letting Nucky out of it. After hanging up with her, he asks Eddie if Billie has called and she has not. Foreshadowing? Maybe. Continue reading
Sorry for the delay. There was Sunday Night Football. And replacement refs. And much crying.
We open to an unknown (and mostly unseen) man drilling a hole in a door and then dumping a fishbowl out into a sink. At the last second, he saves the poor goldfish flopping by the drain by scooping it into a glass of water. I have no idea what’s going on, but I don’t think he’s just cleaning the bowl.
It’s get out of jail free day for Eli. The only problem is that his ride home… is Idiot Doyle. Eli reluctantly gets in the car and one of the most realistic dialogue conversations ever on television happens: Continue reading
Last season (not necessarily in this order): Margaret slept with the sexy Owen Slater; Lucy had Van Alden’s baby and his wife Rose wasn’t very happy about it; Van Alden evaded arrest for murdering his fellow agent back in season 1; Jimmy tried to take over AC with the Commodore; Nucky made a slightly more honest woman out of Margaret; the beautiful Richard contemplated suicide and broke my heart about 50 times in only 12 episodes; Jimmy hired someone to kill Nucky, then intervened so he only got shot in the hand; Horvitz killed Angela and her lover when meaning to kill Jimmy; and Nucky shot Jimmy at the end (leaving poor Tommy to be raised by Gillian if Jimmy is indeed dead).
And now the season premiere… Continue reading
At last, the season finale. How will everything come together. Will they tie things up? Will they leave us hanging on anything? And who will die? This felt like the season of death, so I can’t help but think somebody else is going to get whacked.
We open as always with the previouslies and this week they touch on: the Commodore’s maid poisoning him with arsenic is season one; Jimmy’s negotiation with Chalky to end the strike; Nucky’s land transfer to Margaret; Van Alden’s shenanigans and the attempt to arrest him; Margaret getting subpoenaed; Angela’s death; and finally Jimmy attacking Gillian and killing the Commodore.
And now… the season finale of Boardwalk Empire. Continue reading
Sorry for the lack of photos throughout. I’ll try to get some images up later.
This week is all about the crazies. First we get some great backstory on Jimmy and Mommy Dearest. It’s everything you’ve dreamed of. (If you’re me.)
Then there’s Margaret who is still not handling Emily’s illness very well. Remember when she was the voice of reason on this show? Father Brennan’s got his claws in here and those days seem to be behind us.
And finally Van Alden who we always knew was a bit off (remember the self-flagellation in season one?). This week we learn a little about his childhood and then we get to see him — not for the first time — lose all sense when in a bind. Continue reading
Ooh, of all the things I didn’t expect to see in the “previouslies” we get Nucky burning down his father’s house. We also see several other moments: Mr. Schroeder’s death. The appearance of Louise. The strike’s start. Emily’s polio diagnosis. Machine guns for whiskey. Jimmy buying from Remus. And Manny.
All together that pretty much means that anything could happen this week. It’s a whirlwind. We do get a lovely kiss this week. For the rest you have to step inside. Continue reading
This week’s episode was full of adult content. There’s some great nudity and some cheeky humor. But the truly adult content lies in the emotional moments. There’s some T&A inside tonight’s recap, but there’s also some scenes that are so honest they hurt.
A little ragtime music and a warehouse full of barrels and boxes of booze. We hear Jimmy before we see him. He’s complaining about needing more space. It seems they’ve got all the booze confiscated from McCoy’s ships. Jimmy and Richard get in Jimmy’s car and head out in the night.