Gillian flat-out accuses Nucky of killing her son, and he flat-out denies it. She starts to get emotional when it comes to the “promises” Nucky made, to Jimmy and to her, which is when I get on her side a little bit. What a betrayal, to have the man who promised to protect your little boy turn out to be his killer. Of course, in between those two things was the part where your little boy tried to murder his protector, at your Lady Macbeth-ian urging. So: a tie, I guess?
- Joe R, Boardwalk Empire 3-8 “The Pony” Recap
Why It Should Be Rebooted: Prohibition is still going strong on HBO’s period drama, but we’re growing weary of the exploits of crime boss/bootlegger Nucky Thompson. You know which boardwalk we’d rather spend time on? Venice Beach circa 1970. Besides the story possibilities that come with covering the post-hippie hangover of the ’60s, that was also the time period when bodybuilding took off big time in the Venice area with a young Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno working out at Muscle Beach Gym along the boardwalk. Here’s a great opportunity for HBO to corner the market on bodybuilding sagas.
Which Cast Members Should Return: With a bit more pumping up (and a dialect coach), Bobby Cannavale could be the show’s Schwarzenegger stand-in. The writers would be wise to find a role for Michael K. Williams around too, since everything is better with a dash of Omar.
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Capone storylines on this show are like Kate flashback episodes on Lost, right? In that everybody hates them and thinks they’re a waste of time? Particularly the ones where Kate is retrieving that airplane figurine and/or Al learns a lesson about parenting a deaf child.
-Joe R, Boardwalk Empire 3-4 “Blue Bell Boy” Recap
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