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"Acres of Diamonds" is the third episode of the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 39th episode overall. The episode was written by Executive Producer and series creator Terence Winter and helmed by returning director Allen Coulter. It first aired on September 22, 2013.
Nucky Thompson is disappointed with the business opportunity Bill McCoy offers him in Florida - the land is surrounded by new development bringing too much risk and McCoy only pitched the deal to clear a debt. Nucky bonds with speak-easy owner Sally Wheet and reconsiders his refusal. The change of heart comes too late for McCoy, who has already killed his irate creditor in self defence. Willie Thompson uses his experience of bootlegging to secure booze for a college party. Doctor Valentin Narcisse installs new entertainments in the Onyx Club; jazz singer Daughter Maitland and heroin supplied by Arnold Rothstein. He recruits Dunn Purnsley as his distributor, capitalising on Chalky White's ire. Gillian Darmody's drug use continues while she poses as the wife of Roy Phillips. Richard Harrow's life of violence follows him to his family home, causing a rift with his sister.
Nucky has reservations about investing in a Tampa land deal engineered by transplanted bootlegger Bill McCoy (Pearce Bunting). While there, he meets speakeasy owner Sally Wheet. Valentin Narcisse books a sexy Jazz singer, Daughter Maitland (Margot Bingham), to perform at the Onyx, and gauges Dunn Purnsley's allegiance to Chalky. Willie, Eli's son, turns to Mickey Doyle and his bootleg warehouse to elevate his social standing at college. Gillian agrees to pose as Roy Phillips' wife to impress a possible partner. Harrow tries to bury his past, though not before taking care of some unfinished business with Emma (Katherine Waterston).
First Appearances Edit
- Sally Wheet, Tampa speak-easy owner.
- Daughter Maitland, Jazz and Blues singer working for Dr. Valentin Narcisse.
- Owney Madden, New York gangster and owner of the Cotton Club.
- Fitzy - Knifed by Richard Harrow.
- Carl Billings - Shot by Emma Harrow.
- August Tucker - Macheted by Bill McCoy.
1. Herbert A. Bennett as Mickey's warehouse guard 1
11. Tyler Jones as a Temple Student
- Pixinguinha - "Desprezado" plays as Nucky arrives in Florida.
- Peter Yarin - "Tues Olhos...O Outono" plays as Skeeter explains the Florida real estate market to Nucky.
- Peter Yarin and Jon Erik-Kelso - "If I Let Lose, Let Me Loose" plays as Daughter Maitland makes her entrance at the Onyx Club.
- George McLennon's Jazz Devils - "Nerw Orleans Wiggle" plays as Nucky meets with McCoy and August Tucker.
- Margot Bingham accompanied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "Somebody Loves Me" plays as Gillian pretends to be Roy's wife for the Hewsons.
- Margot Bingham accompanied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "I'm Going South" plays as Gillian pretends to be Roy's wife for the Hewsons.
- Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "Copenhagen" plays as Doris picks Willy over Henry.
- Studio Musician - "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" plays as Roger's friend approaches Gillian and Roy.
- Paul Whiteman - "Just a Little Silver Song" plays as Roger's friend approaches Gillian and Roy.
- Carousel Band Organ - "Sidewalks of New York" plays as Roger's friend approaches Gillian and Roy.
- Sara Martin - "Eagle Rock Me Papa" plays as Nucky befriends Sally.
- Peter Yarin - "Pete's Blues Two" plays as Narcisse recruits Purnsley.
- Pixinguinha - "Carinhoso" plays as August comes to collect from McCoy.
- Studio Musician - "I Fell in Love with Susie" plays as Nucky calls McCoy to announce that he has changed his mind.
- Stephen DeRosa accompanied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "Florida" plays over the end credits.
|#01 "New York Sour"||#07 "William Wilson"|
|#02 "Resignation"||#08 "The Old Ship of Zion"|
|#03 "Acres of Diamonds"||#09 "Marriage and Hunting"|
|#04 "All In"||#10 "White Horse Pike"|
|#05 "Erlkonig"||#11 "Havre De Grace"|
|#06 "The North Star"||#12 "Farewell Daddy Blues"|