Boardwalk Empire - 11/7/2011 - Peg of Old

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  1. jradosh

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    But he's not really his bodyguard is he? I thought he was more like a henchman... someone you keep around for 'dirty work'. The German valet acts more like a bodyguard than the Irish guy.

    I tend to think that Peg isn't screwing the guy as part of any grand scheme. We found out this episode that she has a history of jumping in bed with Irish guys. This is just one more notch in her bedpost IMO.
     
  2. MikeAndrews

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    Hey, if Nucky wanted exclusivity with Margaret. He shouldda gone and married her.

    Once they hear about Nucky being shot I suspect that they will have some regrets, even though Owen wasn't supposed to be with him.

    The real life Louie was Nucky's trusted valet and assistant. I guess the gun toting is a sideline. BTW, that actor is an opera singer. They found that excuse to let him sing last episode.

    BTW2: Hafta look to see who said it, but it was right. Nobody seems to notice that Mayor George is not around.
     
  3. photoshopgrl

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    :confused: Did not know this. And how do I not remember him singing?
     
  4. MikeAndrews

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    He's Italian, too, not German. He says he can copy dialect of the Germans he worked with.

    First interview under "Featured:" http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire/index.html
     
  5. jradosh

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    I think that Nucky said something like "he's hiding out". Not 100% sure of the wording...

    BTW3: were we supposed to recognize the girl Nucky was flirting with just prior to being shot, or was that just some random floozy?
     
  6. VegasVic

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    I think it was a random floozy (for now anyway). Just to show he still has a wandering eye :)
     
  7. Anubys

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    The way I understood it. Someone passed a punishment on her to go to some horrific place. Her brother refused to stand up for her. She stole his money and ran to the boat to come to the States rather than accept her fate.

    I don't think Van Alden is playing the middle. The blackmailing pushed him over the edge of trying to stay out of it and put him firmly in the DA's lap.

    yes, what did the note say? anyone?


    as far as Lucky, I don't think there's a cure for what he has. I think he suffered from it for the rest of his life.
     
  8. tiassa

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    I think the "horrific place" was a "home for wayward girls" followed by a convent. I'm pretty sure that was the "default" course of action in Ireland at the time.

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure Van Alden is going to try to take Nucky down, his moral compass wavered but is now straight again.

    The "note" was the title page of the play the Eddie Cantor gave to Lucy, I think the message was pretty clear-- "Actress vs Poopie Diaper".
     
  9. getbak

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    It was the cover page of the script that her friend had brought to her a couple of episodes ago, and it was pinned to a dirty diaper.
     
  10. cheesesteak

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    Then he's a dummy. He should have told the DA about the bribe attempt. The DA would probably then have asked him to be a mole to gather intel and to give Nucky false information.
     
  11. xuxa

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    Or Van Alden took Nucky's deal and gave the file to the DA to get her to place him on the inside of the investigation and give Nucky a person on the inside.
     
  12. Anubys

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    I don't see that happening. He is very religious and that would be out of character. The scene with his baby could mean he resolved to do whatever it takes to take care of her; but I took it to mean "it's time to be the right kind of father for her". Finally, the scene with the DA was that of a very determined man who was out to get the crook. The anger was palpable. He was back on the "right" path.
     
  13. tiams

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    He's a very religious man and that would be out of character? Thats not true at all. He is demented and immoral. He drowned a man, he took bribes, he cheated on his wife with Lucy and tried to with Margaret, he lied constantly.

    The explanation for him giving over the file on Nucky is simple....he has an obsessive need to "get" Nucky. That's what he has wanted all along. He hates Nucky. Probably because he envys him. Thats why he took up with Lucy in the first place...to have what Nucky had. It's why he was obsessed with having Margaret. His boss had to tell him to back off Nucky because he was so obsessed with him. So he started keeping the secret file. His hatred of Nucky will be the death of Van Alden.

    BTW, I saw a movie in the theater this weekend called Take Shelter and the lead was the actor who plays Van Alden.
     
  14. Anubys

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    I'm not saying he's not nuts!
     
  15. photoshopgrl

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    I believe you are thinking of Capone and his syphilis. Luciano as far as I know only contracted chlamydia to get out of the draft and that was the end of it. He died of a heart attack in 1962. :)
     
  16. cheesesteak

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    Yay!
     

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