A category for articles and categories relating to episodes of Boardwalk Empire. Episodes are further subdivided by season. They should not be listed in this category but by the appropriate season subcategory, see:
- Category:Season 1 Episodes
- Category:Season 2 Episodes
- Category:Season 3 Episodes
- Category:Season 4 Episodes
- Main article: Season 1
|Season #||Series #||Title||Writer||Director||Original airdate|
|1||1||"Boardwalk Empire"||Terence Winter||Martin Scorcese||September 19 2010|
|On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic County Treasurer Nucky Thompson condemns alcohol at a Women's Temperance League meeting, where he is seen by Margaret Schroeder, a pregnant housewife who later comes to him for help in getting her alcoholic husband Hans a job. But Nucky is duplicious and that same night he privately shares with his ward bosses, his brother Sheriff Eli Thompson and the Mayor of Atlantic City a plan to make huge profits selling bootlegged liquor. At a Countdown to Prohibition party at Babette's Supper Club, Nucky assures Jimmy Darmody, a recently returned WWI vet and former protegé of his, that his appointment as "Man Friday" to the new Chief Clerk of the Fourth Ward, Paddy Ryan, will lead to bigger and better things. Jimmy, however, has higher aspirations - as well as a lack of patience - and ends up making a deal behind Nucky's back that could have dire consequences for the both of them.|
|2||2||"The Ivory Tower||Terence Winter||Tim Van Patten||September 26 2010|
|Nucky is paid a visit by straight-arrow Agent Nelson Van Alden, who feels that Nucky has pinned the recent shootings on a scapegoat (Hans Schroeder). Nucky utilizes his brother Elias' position as sheriff, to visit Hans' widow Margaret Schroeder in the hospital and help do some damage control. Nucky receives a visit from Margaret before heading out for a night on the town, as she has come to return the hush money Elias had given her. She asks for his help providing for her young children, but through an honest job. After an incident involving Al Capone's beating of a reporter in Chicago, Nucky contemplates the upcoming election with his aging mentor, Commodore Louis Kaestner...|
|3||3||"Broadway Limited"||Margaret Nagle||Tim Van Patten||October 3 2010|
|Nucky Thompson negotiates a favorable deal with African American bootlegger Chalky White but is forced to renegotiate when Chalky's driver is lynched. Jimmy Darmody is identified as one of the shooters in the Hammonton hijacking in a dying admission by the sole survivor. Nelson Van Alden wants to arrest Jimmy while Arnold Rothstein sends Charlie Luciano to kill Jimmy. Nucky orders Jimmy out of town and he leaves on the Broadway Limited train after an argument with Angela. Margaret Schroeder is given a job at La Belle Femme by Nucky and is humilated twice; first by the owner and then by Nucky's girlfriend Lucy Danziger...|
|4||4||"Anastasia"||Lawrence Konner & Margaret Nagle||Jeremy Podeswa||October 10 2010|
|Jimmy Darmody now works for Al Capone's Chicago boss, Johnny Torrio, and lives in a brothel Torrio runs. Capone and Darmody attempt to strongarm a bar owner manager to buy his liquor from Torrio; when he is uncooperative, Capone beats him. They meet with Torrio's rival, Sheridan, and compromise on business arrangements. Torrio is more impressed by Darmody's negotiation than by Capone's brutality. One of Sheridan's men retaliates, attacking and disfiguring Jimmy's current girlfriend Pearl, a prostitute in Torrio's brothel.
In Atlantic City, as Nucky plans his "surprise" birthday party, he worries about the political impact of the murder of Chalky White's driver. Eli delivers the leader of the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to White, who tortures him until he is satisfied that the Klan was not involved in the killing. At Nucky's party, Senator Edge tells Nucky he will not receive expected roadbuilding funds needed to complete Atlantic City's development, which will go instead to Frank Hague...
|5||5||"Nights in Ballygran"||Lawrence Konner||Alan Taylor||October 17 2010|
|Margaret wakes to see ward boss James Neary's men offloading beer barrels into a garage behind her house. She meets Nucky on her way to work, but he disappoints her with his sudden aloofness. After discussing the garage at a Temperance League meeting, Margaret and a colleague manage to meet with Nucky, who promises to take action but does nothing. Margaret sees the deliveries again that night; brushed off by Neary and ignored altogether by Thompson, she reports Neary's garage to Van Alden. The agent initially dismisses the operation as one of hundreds in the city, but she catches his interest by mentioning that Neary works for Nucky Thompson...|
|6||6||"Family Limitation"||Howard Korder||Tim Van Patten||October 24 2010|
|Alderman George O'Neill makes his collection rounds along the boardwalk. He visits a Chinese restaurant near to the Cafe Beaux-Arts, counts the money into a leather pouch and then crosses it off his list. He is approached by Pius D'Alessio who insults him, spits in his face and then runs off. O’Neill gives chase and as he rounds a corner Ignacious D'Alessio steps out and hits him in the head knocking him out. Ignacious steals the pouch full of money and leaves O’Neill to wake up to seagulls circling above him.
Nucky Thompson and Lucy Danziger share a poscoital embrace at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. He is dozing as she asks him what makes him feel good and worries about his faithfulness. She describes herself as a little tiger cub and rakes her nails down his chest, drawing blood. The pain brings Nucky to annoyed wakefulness. He tells her to calm down, puts on a robe and goes to the bathroom. She smokes a cigarette, alone...
|7||7||"Home"||Tim Van Patten & Paul Simms||Allen Coulter||October 31 2010|
|Nucky and Eli's father is becoming increasingly frail and losing his independence. Returning to his childhood home causes Nucky to ruminate on his violent, unhappy upbringing. Jimmy attends a veteran's hospital due to increasing pain from his battlefield injury. He meets Richard Harrow, a veteran sniper with a horrific facial injury. Jimmy recruits Richard in a plan to kill the gangster who cut Pearl's face. Lucky Luciano starts a collaboration with the D'Alessio brothers to harm Nucky. Nucky burns his father's house down to finish with the past.|
|8||8||"Hold Me in Paradise"||Meg Jackson||Brian Kirk||November 7 2010|
|Nucky visits Chicago for the Republican National Convention, where he finds himself intrigued by the candidacy of Warren G. Harding over more established candidates, despite the fact that he meets Warren's mistress and bastard child. He promises Harding's manager the votes of the New Jersey delegation in exchange for blocking Senator Edge's nomination for the vice-presidency, knowing that his former ally has secretly sided against him in funding new roads for Jersey City rather than Nucky's own Atlantic City.
Nucky stops by Johnny Torrio's brothel looking for more information on Harding. As Nucky talks to Torrio and a local judge, Jimmy comes downstairs and runs into his old patron. Nucky behaves coldly towards Jimmy, criticizing him for never writing his family. It is revealed in the episode that Internal Revenue agent Van Alden, still working out of Atlantic City's post office to investigate Jimmy, has been intercepting the steady stream of money and letters Jimmy sends to his wife...
|9||9||"Belle Femme"||Steve Kornacki||Brad Anderson||November 14 2010|
|A wounded Eli identifies the D'Alessio brothers as the men who robbed the casino and shot him. On the boardwalk, Margaret talks to Warren Harding's mistress, Nan Britton, whom Nucky has brought along from Chicago. Nan explains how she and Warren met and how, in order for him to win the presidential election, he cannot support her and their child.
Margaret and Nan go to Madame Jeunet's to buy a dress for Nan. Madame Jeunet asks Margaret to persuade Nucky to reduce the exorbitant rent he charges. At first, Margaret broaches the issue directly, but this only angers Nucky. Taking a different tack, she then tells Nucky she is worried about not looking good for him if Madame Jeunet leaves. This works, and when Madame Jeunet gratefully offers Margaret a dress for her daughter, Margaret instead uses her newly found influence to get a more expensive dress for herself...
|10||10||"The Emerald City"||Lawrence Konner||Simon Cellan-Jones||November 21 2010|
|Continuing the plotline from the last episode, Richard Harrow is now staying at the Schroeder house, although his face injury is scaring the children. Agent Sebso is sent home to rest over the protests of Van Alden, for killing Billy Winslow supposedly in self-defense. Jimmy has taken up residence with his family and attempts to reconnect with Angela. Rothstein chides the D'Alessio brothers and Mickey for not doing enough research on Nucky's butler, Eddie, and for shooting a civilian during the failed assassination attempt.|
|11||11||"Paris Green"||Howard Korder||Allen Coulter||November 28 2010|
|Agent Van Alden continues to probe deeper into the killing of Billy Winslow, prompting Agent Sebso to make a call to Nucky asking for some leads to regain his boss's trust. Looking for a still, the two encounter a black church's river baptism. When Sebso, who is Jewish, puts in for a transfer to Michigan, Van Alden brings him to the river to be baptized. However, Van Alden holds Sebso under the water too long, drowning him. Whether Van Alden planned the murder is left unclear...|
|12||12||"A Return to Normalcy"||Terence Winter||Tim Van Patten||December 5 2010|
|Agent Van Alden has requested a transfer out of Atlantic City, although his supervisor asks him to reconsider. The Commodore's maid admits she tried to poison him because of his mistreatment. Nucky lets her leave Atlantic City quietly over the protests of the Commodore. Nucky is increasingly stressed about the election, which the Democrats stand a good chance of winning. Chalky White offers to deliver the black vote for $10,000, a new car, and an invitiation to the (whites only) Election Night victory party...|
- Main article: Season 2
|Season #||Series #||Title||Writer||Director||Original airdate|
|1||13||"21"||Terence Winter||Tim Van Patten||September 25 2011|
|Nucky is rocked by an insurrection among his inner circle; Chalky's life and livelihood are threatened by a vicious KKK attack; Margaret copes with her son's disciplinary problems; Angela vies with Gillian for Jimmy's affections at home; Van Alden shows his wife Rose around town as an anniversary present. Written by HBO Publicity...|
|2||14||"Ourselves Alone"||Howard Korder||David Petrarca||October 2 2011|
|Valentines Day starts abruptly for Margaret when she wakes to news of Nucky's arrest for election fraud. While government agents are busy searching for evidence in Nucky's office, Margaret makes a bold choice to help him by disguising herself.
In New York, Jimmy decides to expand his business visiting an old adversary Arnold Rothstein for a proposition. Unfortunately for Darmondy, Rothstein decides to pass but Charlie Luciano and Meyer Lansky wait in the wings to pitch their own business proposal for Jimmy over some poker...
|3||15||"A Dangerous Maid"||Itamar Moses||Susanna White||October 9 2011|
|With the Commodore using his Coast Guard connections to put the squeeze on Atlantic City's liquor shipments, Nucky reaches out to Washington's new Attorney General, Harry Daugherty, to return a political favor. In an effort to prove his worth, Owen intervenes on a delivery intended for struggling casino operator Lolly Steinman. Two sets of dinner guests clash at Babette's; Margaret sheds her pretense with Katy and the household staff; Lucy chafes at her enforced loneliness...|
|4||16||"What Does the Bee Do?"||Steve Kornacki||Ed Bianchi||October 16 2011|
|At a birthday party for Mayor Bader, Nucky's attorney has a legal brainstorm that could turn the tide in Nuck's election-rigging case. Facing a local liquor surplus, Jimmy and Mickey head to Philadelphia in search of buyers, while Nucky strikes an unlikely deal to get booze into Atlantic City. Eli frets over the Commodore's ability to lead; Margaret doles out staff bonuses; Chalky is cornered at work and at home; Owen puts his munitions expertise to work; Van Alden's agents target Mickey's warehouse; Richard lets down his guard in the name of art; Gillian recalls her "first time" with the Commodore...|
|5||17||"Gimcrack & Bunkum"||Howard Korder||Tim Van Patten||October 23 2011|
|On Memorial Day Nucky Thompson and Jimmy Darmody both give successful speeches. After, Jimmy and Eli Thompson meet with the memorial committee, who are The Commodore's financial backers in the coup against Nucky. The committee have lost faith in the plan and are concerned by The Commodore's absence. Jimmy is unable to reassure them, then Jackson Parkhurst strikes Jimmy with his cane, bringing the meeting to an abrupt end.
Nucky gets the favor he wanted from Attorney General Harry Daugherty — assistance with his legal troubles. In return he will repay Daugherty with a day's entertainment. Eli visits Nucky at home, desperate to back out of the coup. Nucky refuses to help him, they get into a brutal fight which is broken up by Margaret Schroeder holding a shotgun to Eli's head...
|6||18||"The Age of Reason"||Bathsheba Doran||Jeremy Podeswa||October 30 2011|
|Margaret Schroeder prepares her son for first communion necessitating a confession of her own to set an example. She admits impure thoughts for Owen Sleater but says nothing of her arrangement with Nucky Thompson. Nucky's election fraud troubles return when a senator pressures the Attorney General to pursue a conviction. At the hospital Nelson Van Alden teeters on the brink of professional and personal confessions as his suspicious subordinate slowly succumbs to third degree burns. Lucy Danziger gives birth alone. Jimmy Darmody is surprised when Lucky Luciano is protecting the liquor shipment he goes to hijack; instead of completing the hijacking Jimmy decides to follow advice from a new source and partners with Luciano to take over Nucky's entire bootlegging operation...|
|7||19||"Peg of Old"||Howard Korder & Steve Kornacki & Bathsheba Doran||Allen Coulter||November 6 2011|
|Nelson Van Alden is unable to pay Lucy Danziger for the custody of their baby as they agreed. He is also put out when a new prosecutor, Esther Randolph, takes over his office to work on the election rigging case against Nucky Thompson. Lucy goes to Nucky for help with the baby, she explains that Van Alden is the father and Nucky gives her money. Nucky uses the information in an attempt to blackmail Van Alden into spying on Rudolph. Lucy leaves the baby with Van Alden and he bonds with her. Van Alden goes to Rudolph and gives her his investigative file on Nucky.|
|8||20||"Two Boats and a Lifeguard"||Terence Winter||Tim Van Patten||November 13 2011|
|Nucky Thompson has problems on multiple fronts. Since his brush with death he is having strange dreams and getting little sleep. Margaret Schroeder is worried about her sick daughter and the safety of Nucky and her family after the shooting. Esther Randolph continues to build the legal case against him. He confirms that Jimmy Darmody is behind the assassination attempt. Finally his father, Ethan Thompson, dies. Nucky takes advice from Johnny Torrio and Arnold Rothstein and decides to feign retirement and go to Ireland to raise funds for a counterattack. He asks Chalky White to orchestrate a strike by African American workers while he is gone...|
|9||21||"Battle of the Century"||Steve Kornacki||Brad Anderson||November 20 2011|
|Nucky Thompson and Owen Sleater visit Belfast, Ireland to offer the Irish Republican Army (IRA) the US Army’s surplus Thompson sub-machine guns. Nucky wants whiskey in exchange in order to gain funds for his own war. John McGarrigle turns down the proposal because of impending negotiations for peace with the English government. The other leaders of the IRA are less keen to end their struggle for independence and have McGarrigle assassinated allowing them to accept Nucky’s deal. Nucky is concerned that Sleater did not make him aware of this plot and then distressed by a telegram from Margaret Schroeder. Prosecutor Esther Randolph continues to build her case against Nucky, interviewing a subordinate in the Sheriff's Office...|
|10||22||"Georgia Peaches"||Dave Flebotte||Jeremy Podeswa||November 27 2011|
|Nucky Thompson makes a strong return to Atlantic City on the bootlegging front. He floods the city with the high quality, low cost whiskey but is deflated when he cannot get his trial moved back to town. He fires his attorney and arranges to visit New York to hire a new lawyer. Emily Schroeder waits for test results at the hospital and Margaret continues to blame her own sins for Emily’s illness. Teddy acts out, feeling neglected with Emily unwell and Nucky offers to take him to New York. In the city he is introduced to Bill Fallon by Arnold Rothstein and hires him as his defense attorney. After the meeting Teddy reveals that he saw Nucky burn down his father’s house. While Nucky is away Margaret donates her savings and jewellery to the Catholic church to prove her devotion. On his return they meet with Emily’s doctor and he tells them that her paralysis is likely to be permanent...|
|11||23||"Under God's Power She Flourishes"||Howard Korder||Allen Coulter||December 3 2011|
|Jimmy Darmody takes refuge from his grief over the murder of his wife Angela in a drug and alcohol induced haze in a hotel in Princeton. Flashbacks to 1916 depict his time attending the college. His mother Gillian comes to visit him and he takes her to a social mixer where she meets Angela, then his girlfriend. Angela tells him that she is pregnant and he agrees to move in with her and offers a jokey proposal. He drinks heavily and when Gillian is manhandled by his teacher he beats the professor up. He then takes Gillian home and falls into bed with her; the mother and son commit incest. The next day Jimmy joins the army. While Jimmy is missing his bootlegging partners threaten Mickey Doyle into paying Jimmy out of his own profits. Doyle informs Prohibition Agent Nelson Van Alden of their plans to meet and divide the profits, offering to split the whole take with Van Alden but Van Alden declines the offer. Jimmy eventually returns to Atlantic City where Gillian is coolly arranging a funeral and planning their future as a family. He flies into a rage when she tells him that his son Tommy will forget Angela in a month. He tries to strangle Gillian but is stopped by The Commodore, his father. After a struggle Jimmy kills The Commodore and falls unconscious due to his injuries. He wakes to find Richard Harrow cleaning up the scene and drifts back to sleep. He is woken again by Gillian who has brought Tommy down for reassurance. She tells him that she wants to forget what he did and promises that things will get better...|
|12||24||"To the Lost"||Terence Winter||Tim Van Patten||December 10 2011|
|Jimmy Darmody attempts to make amends for his betrayal of Nucky Thompson, despite knowing that Nucky will never forgive him. He is aided by Richard Harrow. They end the African American workers strike by kidnapping the Ku Klux Klan members responsible for the raid on Chalky White’s warehouse and delivering them to Chalky along with compensation for the families of the men killed in the raid. Jimmy asks Chalky to arrange a meeting with Nucky. At the meeting he says that he wants to make things right, explains his reasons for the betrayal and asks what he can do to help Nucky. Nucky demands insight into the assassination attempt and Jimmy lays the blame on Eli Thompson. Nucky asks him to sabotage the legal case against him which includes charges of election rigging and the murder of Hans Schroeder. Jimmy settles The Commodore’s estate, destroying his will to ensure that he will inherit it. He is careful to check that it will pass to his son in the event of his death. Jimmy fails to convince his co-conspirators to implicate Eli instead of Nucky. He has Harrow murder Jim Neary on the eve of the trial. They force Neary to write a statement implicating Eli at gunpoint before staging his death as a suicide...|
- Main article: Season 3
|Season #||Series #||Title||Writer||Director||Original airdate|
|1||25||"Resolution"||Terence Winter||Tim Van Patten||September 16 2012|
|Nucky Thompson plans a lavish Egyptian themed party at his home to see out 1922. He brings his mistress Billie Kent, posing as a dancer. Tension still runs high in his marriage over Margaret donating a swathe of valuable land to the church. Gillian Darmody has converted The Commodore's lavish home into a brothel and employed Richard Harrow as a "caretaker". Harrow kills Manny Horvitz unexpectedly. New York gangsters flock to Nucky's party, including volatile Gyp Rosetti. Rosetti is enraged when Nucky announces that he will supply Arnold Rothstein exclusively. Turf disputes in Chicago heat up between Irish mobster Dean O'Banion and Al Capone. Fugitive Nelson Van Alden is posing as salesman Mr. Mueller. He is frustrated at work and stumbles into a confrontation between O'Banion and Capone and impresses O'Banion.|
|2||26||"Spaghetti and Coffee"||Howard Korder||Alik Sakharov||September 23 2012|
|Samuel Crawford proproses to Chalky White's daughter, Maybelle, who is unsure. She brings him to Chalky's jazz club where a man slashes his face with a switchblade. Chalky has the knife wielder beaten to a bloody pulp. Eli Thompson is released from prison and is disappointed when Mickey Doyle picks him up and takes him to Tabor Heights to deliver payoffs. The town is Mickey's customary bootlegging refueling point, half way between Atlantic City and New York. Eli is welcomed home by his family and, seeing their need, reluctantly goes to work for Mickey. Rosetti buys the Tabor Heights gas station and pickets the street with armed men blocking the shipment. Margaret investigates the paucity of health education for pregnant women. Nucky visits New York, staying with Billie and delivering a payoff to Gaston Means.|
|3||27||"Bone for Tuna"||Chris Haddock||Jeremy Podeswa||September 30 2012|
|Nucky tries to appease Gyp and end the blockade of his shipments but inadvertently insults him. Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky try to complete a heroin deal but are attacked by Joe Masseria's men. Richard takes responsibility for Manny's murder to Nucky and clarifies that it was revenge for Angela Darmody. Van Alden fears recognition when he is caught in a speakeasy raid but is allowed to pay his way free. Margaret uses Nucky receiving the St. Gregory's Award to manipulate support for her planned women's clinic. Nucky is troubled by nightmares and hallucinations relating to killing Jimmy and desperately seeks solace with Billie.|
|4||28||"Blue Bell Boy"||David||Kari Skogland||October 7 2012|
|Nucky orders his bootleggers to avoid Tabor Heights and restarts the search for Rowland Smith, annoyed that his crew are looking to Owen Sleater for leadership. They track Smith to his hideout but are trapped there with him when corrupt Philadelphia Prohibition Agents raid the place. As they hide in the basement, Smith tries to charm Nucky into giving him a job. When the feds leave Nucky kills Smith himself, reestablishing his power for Owen. Mickey is desperate to supply Rothstein and ignores Nucky's order over Eli's protests. Eli scouts ahead and realizes that an ambush is being set-up but is unable to spare the convoy. Margaret begins advertising the women's clinic. Luciano is summoned to negotiate with Masseria. Capone faces his son being bullied at school and murders Joe Miller after Miller attacks Jake Guzik.|
|5||29||"You'd Be Surprised"||Diane Frolov &|
|Tim Van Patten||October 14 2012|
|Rothstein vents about Nucky's failure to deliver his liquor shipments. Nucky blames Gyp but Rothstein is reluctant to provoke Masseria. Rothstein employs Benjamin Siegel to assassinate Gyp but the hit goes awry. Nucky remains fixated on Billie and is disappointed with rehearsals of her play. He has Chalky strongarm Eddie Cantor into getting involved. Margaret stumbles across Nucky with Billie. Gillian Darmody opts to maintain her denial about Jimmy's death at the expense of her business. Van Alden and Sigrid kill a prohibition agent to protect their identities and he turns to Dean O'Banion for assistance in disposing of the body. The Attorney General's office comes under fire from Andrew W. Mellon and Means recommends the arrest of a major bootlegger to deflect the criticism.|
|6||30||"Ging Gang Goolie"||Steve Kornacki||Ed Bianchi||October 21 2012|
|A fire at the Thompson residence draws Owen Sleater and Margaret Thompson closer. She suspects Teddy given his history and confesses her fears to Owen before re-initiating their affair. Nucky Thompson confronts Harry Daugherty about his crumbling operation and deduces that he is Daugherty's intended scapegoat. Nucky is arrested and Esther Randolph prosecutes the trivial charge. Nucky suggest an alliance against Daugherty, promising her a career case. Means later calls Nucky and offers to facilitate his plan with an introduction. Richard Harrow connects with Julia Sagorsky, the daughter of an embittered veteran. Gillian Darmody feuds with Lucky Luciano and seduces Jimmy surrogate Roger McAllister.|
|7||31||"Sunday Best"||Howard Korder||Allen Coulter||October 28 2012|
|June and Margaret Thompson organize a family Easter dinner that serves to bring the estranged Nucky and Eli together. Richard Harrow and Tommy Darmody dine with the Sagorskys and Richard works a date with Julia. Gillian Darmody murders Roger McAllister and passes his body as that of her son, Jimmy Darmody, in an attempt to get full control of his economic assets. Gyp Rosetti manages to get a second chance in extremis from his boss, Joe Masseria, promising him to bring down Nucky Thompson and Arnold Rothstein.|
|8||32||"The Pony"||Terence Winter & Howard Korder||Tim Van Patten||November 4 2012|
|Joining Gillian are Richard Harrow and her adviser, Leander, as the body of the man Gillian claims to be Jimmy is cremated. In reality, it was the man who looked like her son, Roger, whom Gillian drugged and drowned.
News gets around that Jimmy has died, and Nucky seems a bit confused, since it was he who shot Jimmy at the end of season two. Nucky pays a visit to Gillian to offer his condolences. She tells the story about how he returned home from “one of his excursions” and had a substance abuse problem. Nucky goes along with the story until she tosses a drink in his face, accusing him of killing her son. He tells her the only reason she exists is because he is in town...
|9||33||"The Milkmaid's Lot"||Rolin Jones||Ed Bianchi||November 11 2012|
|Reeling from Gyp’s most recent attack, Nucky vows to eliminate his nemesis through a coalition of familiar partners. In Washington, the arrest of a high-profile bootlegger puts Daugherty and Jess Smith on the hot seat. Emily gets a scaled-down birthday party; Gillian blames an absent Harrow for Tommy’s latest misadventure; Gyp decides to buy a town’s silence; Broadway mourns a fallen star...|
|10||34||"A Man, A Plan..."||David Flebotte||Jeremy Podeswa||November 18 2012|
|Nucky reaches out to Gaston Means to keep Jess Smith quiet in Washington, and enlists Owen to neutralize Gyp’s alliance with Joe Masseria in New York. Margaret considers alternate futures, at the hospital and at home; Van Alden’s side business backfires; Gyp fumes when a shipment comes up short; Harrow coerces an apology for Julia; Chalky sees opportunity in the ashes of a boardwalk institution...|
|11||35||"Two Imposters"||Howard Korder||Allen Coulter||November 25 2012|
|Gyp makes his move in Atlantic City, forcing Nucky and Eddie to seek refuge with Chalky. With the Artemis Club overrun by Rosetti thugs, Gillian contemplates a business future that includes an unwelcome partner. Luciano makes a deal he’ll come to regret; Harrow loses his house privileges...|
|12||36||"Margate Sands"||Terence Winter & Howard Korder||Tim Van Patten||December 2 2012|
|Desperate to weaken Gyp’s alliance with Masseria and reclaim Atlantic City, Nucky cedes control of one of his prized assets to Rothstein. Harrow returns to Gillian’s brothel for some unfinished business; Luciano is forced to take on a new heroin partner after being arrested in New York; Chalky and Capone put their enmity on hold while taking on Masseria’s men; Margaret decides to end one relationship and considers resuming another...|
- Main article: Season 4
|Season #||Series #||Title||Writer||Director||Original airdate|
|1||37||"New York Sour"||Howard Korder||Tim Van Patten||September 8 2013|
|Following his battle with Gyp Rosetti, Nucky makes a peace offering to Joe Masseria (Ivo Nandi) while working the odds with Arnold Rothstein. While Chalky is busy running the Onyx Club on the Boardwalk, the impulsive Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) clashes with a booking agent. Fresh-faced Federal Agent Warren Knox arrives in Atlantic City to learn the ropes from Agent Sawicki (Joseph Aniska). Gillian seeks custody of her grandson, Tommy (Brady and Connor Noon), while trying to find a “good” man to keep the Artemis Club afloat. Eli’s college-age son, Willie (Ben Rosenfield), turns to Nucky for career advice. Al Capone enlists his brothers, Frank and Ralph, to help him expand his business in the Chicago suburb of Cicero. Richard Harrow returns to his violent ways.|
|2||38||"Resignation"||Dennis Lehane and Howard Korder||Alik Sakharov||September 15 2013|
|Doctor Valentin Narcisse comes to Atlantic City to investigate the death of his employee. Narcisse dismays Chalky White when he uses the murder to leverage a partnership in the Onyx Club. Eddie Kessler threatens to resign to force Nucky Thompson to recognise his enduring loyalty before Nucky heads to Florida. Nelson Van Alden is caught between Dean O'Banion and Al Capone. Richard Harrow finds that coming home has caused him to lose his stomach for violence.|
|3||39||"Acres of Diamonds"||Terence Winter||Allen Coulter||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.|
|4||40||"All In"||David Matthews||Ed Bianchi||September 29 2013|
|Jake Guzik suffers a heart attack in Chicago and Al and Frank Capone decide to take over his collections for old times sake. They drag George Mueller along and solidify his loyalty against Dean O'Banion after involving him in a truck heist and murder. Nucky Thompson offers to partner with Arnold Rothstein in the Florida deal but is put off by Rothstein's obsession with winning at the poker table. He finds an unexpected replacement in Meyer Lansky. Dunn Purnsley ingratiates himself with Valentin Narcisse. Willie Thompson plots revenge against the classmate who embarassed him but his poisoning plan goes too far and the boy is killed. Eddie Kessler enjoys his newfound responsibilities and celebrates with a night out in the company of Ralph "Bottles" Capone before being arrested by Bureau of Investigation Agent Warren Knox.|
|5||41||"Erlkonig"||October 6 2013|
|6||42||"The North Star"||October 13 2012|
|7||43||"William Wilson"||October 20 2012|
|8||44||"The Old Ship of Zion"||October 27 2012|
|9||45||"Marriage and Hunting"||November 3 2012|
|10||46||"White Horse Pike"||November 10 2012|
|11||47||"Havre De Grace"||November 17 2012|
|12||48||"Farewell Daddy Blues"||November 24 2012|