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Season 4, Episode 5
Air date October 6, 2013
Written by Howard Korder
Directed by Tim Van Patten
Episode Guide
"All In"
"The North Star"

"Erlkonig" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 41st episode overall. It aired on October 6, 2013.



Nucky (Steve Buscemi) heads to Philadelphia to deal with the fallout from Willie's (Ben Rosenfield) liquor fiasco. Eddie Kessler (Anthony Laciura) is detained by Agent Knox (Brian Geraghty), who uses physical and psychological tactics to elicit information about Nucky’s organization. A desperate Gillian (Gretchen Mol) turns to an unexpected source to score a fix, and is rebuffed in her attempt to reunite with Tommy (Brady Noon). In Cicero, Van Alden (Michael Shannon) is recruited by the Capones to pay an election-day visit to factory workers who are opposed to the Capones’ candidate of choice. 



Appearances Edit

First Appearances Edit

Deaths Edit

  1. Frank Capone - Shot by plain clothes police mens.
  2. Eddie Kessler - Committing suicide.




  1. Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
  2. Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Thompson (credit only)
  3. Michael Shannon as Nelson Van Alden / George Mueller
  4. Shea Whigham as Eli Thompson (credit only)
  5. Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein (credit only)
  6. Stephen Graham as Al Capone
  7. Vincent Piazza as Salvatore Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (credit only)
  8. Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White (credit only)
  9. Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler
  10. Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle (credit only)
  11. Jack Huston as Richard Harrow (credit only)
  12. Ron Livingston as Roy Phillips
  13. Jeffrey Wright as Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
  14. and Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody

Guest StarringEdit

  1. Erik LaRay Harvey as Dunn Purnsley
  2. Domenick Lombardozzi as Ralph Capone
  3. Brian Geraghty as Warren Knox
  4. Morgan Spector as Frank Capone



Memorable QuotesEdit


External linksEdit

Season Four
#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 Season 4, episode 11
#06 "The North Star"#12 Season 4, episode 12

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