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Boardwalk Empire 10/21/12 spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SNJpage1, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Which is why the gangsters so often work through [expendable] proxies. ;)
  2. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    What will Nucky and Slater and Eli and Harrow think when they hear that Jimmy is back?

    The muse tells me that Gillian's plan is more sinister. She needs Jimmy's body so he can be declared dead and she can really take control of the two houses, so Roger is going to die horribly with his face burned/blown off.

    Aside: Didja notice that Jack Houston does the Guinness Black commercial? He doesn't talk like Harrow, but he does flash that same "smile."
  3. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Good thought. My only two thoughts on Roger/James were:
    a) Ewww.
    b) You mean there are two guys with that same dumb haircut?
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Although wasn't the lawyer (or whoever the old guy is) on her case about not having already had Jimmy declared dead? He made it sound like the only thing that was preventing it was her refusal to do it.
  5. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I'd believe that more than the idea she is going to parade him around as Jimmy (which I had never even thought about till somebody posted it here. I just thought she wanted some nookie).
  6. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    DUDE!!! :eek:


    After last week's action-packed episode I kind of expected a snoozer this week, and wasn't disappointed.

    I do think the son set the fires. He's acting strangely and, of course, the producers want us to think he did it (why else show the matches incident in the "Previously on..." opening montage?). I think the bodyguard dude is protecting the son because he has his own motives to replace Nucky as the father-figure. And I think Margaret senses that the void Nucky has left needs to be filled ("we need to talk...") and as we saw at the episode's end, she's open to replacements.

    I don't know where the VFW scene was supposed to take us in the overall story arch, but I enjoyed the acting, sets and overall feeling of the scenes. I just wish it didn't feel so disjointed.

    Val Alden, Capone and all of Chicago was absent from this episode and I didn't miss them at all. I wish that whole storyline had been dropped. As someone pointed out, there are just too many story lines to feel cohesive. Same with the hospital stuff (though there was a hint at it re. birth control)

    I'm curious what Gillian is up too, but I don't want to be creeped out any more like I was last season. :eek:
  7. bsnelson

    bsnelson Mid-life anti-crisis in progress TCF Club

    Oct 30, 1999
    Allen, TX, USA
    I don't know what show some of you are watching, I think it's still great. Some of these ancillary storylines are likely building towards some big things near the season finale. I think something notable is going to happen with Van Alden, for example.

    Either way, I'm certainly not giving up now. Still a great show IMO.

  8. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I think the FVW scene could be a setup to a romantic connection between Richard and that guy's daughter.

    You know that Van Alden is going to owe the mob once they dispose of that body for him...
  9. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    And this is part of my complaint about BE. We spend far too much time meandering thru the first 80% of a season, and the final episode or two pull it together and create some real hiatus drama.

    *IF* the meandering was great drama, this would be a moot point. But it's so sloooow, it's painful to watch at times (IMHO). I'm coming to the conclusion that the excitement of the last couple episodes doesn't justify the "forcing myself to watch" majority of the season.

    The writers are confusing unfocused boring writing with character development. Again, IMHO. I realize many still enjoy this.

    Scanning some ratings: BE ended last year at 2.6 million viewers, a 1.0 share. This season premiere was 2.8, with a 1.2 share. The last episode was 2.3 with a .8. This is for the first showing only, viewership increases when you add in multiple showings. My point is that viewership is slowly withering away, a bad sign for a show like this. And the opposite of what HBO is seeing for True Blood and Game of Thrones. My wife stopped watching BE a couple weeks ago; I'm still watching, but am on the bubble.

    I'm trying to be careful not to threadcrap, simply sharing what I think is a growing feeling among viewers.
  10. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2006
    I have been watching this show from the very start. This was not the first one I watched.
  11. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    yeah, Rob. What were you thinking?!
  12. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Well, now I'm just embarrassed. All those times I thought Jimmy Mommy was acting flaky over the past three seasons, and it turns out it was all in my head! She's only started acting flaky now!


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