|Season 1, Episode 6|
|Air date||October 24, 2010|
|Written by||Howard Korder|
|Directed by||Tim Van Patten|
"Nights in Ballygran"
"Family Limitation" is the sixth episode of the first season of Boardwalk Empire, and the sixth episode overall. It was written by supervising producer Howard Korder and directed by executive producer Tim Van Patten. It premiered on October 24, 2010.
- Main article: Family Limitation recap
A detailed recap of the episode scene by scene.
First Appearances Edit
- Annabelle, a fellow kept woman and neighbor to Margaret Schroeder's new house.
- Mae Capone, Al Capone's wife.
- Teresina Capone, Al Capone's mother.
- Sonny Capone, Al Capone's son.
- Charlie Sheridan, shot by Jimmy Darmody.
- Sheridan's second, shot by Al Capone.
- Sheridan's Thug 1, shot by Jimmy Darmody.
- Sheridan's Thug 2, shot by Jimmy Darmody.
- Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
- Michael Pitt as James "Jimmy" Darmody
- Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Schroeder
- Michael Shannon as Agent Nelson Van Alden
- Shea Whigham as Sheriff Elias "Eli" Thompson
- Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody (credit only)
- Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein
- Stephen Graham as Al Capone
- Vincent Piazza as Lucky Luciano
- Paz de la Huerta as Lucille "Lucy" Danziger
- Michael K. Williams as Chalky White (credit only)
- Anthony Laciura as Edward "Eddie" Kessler
- Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle (credit only)
- Dabney Coleman as Commodore Louis Kaestner (credit only)
- Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody
- Greg Antonacci as Johnny Torrio
- Edoardo Ballerini as Ignacious D'Alessio
- Dana Ivey as Mrs. McGarry
- Peter McRobbie as Supervisor Elliot
- Chris Mulkey as Frank Hague
- Erik Weiner as Agent Eric Sebso
- Maranda Barskey as Singing whore 1
- Whitney Bashor as Coat check girl
- Bambi as Upscale Whore 2
- Johann Carlo as Teresina Capone
- Chris Cenatiempo as Scozione
- Peter Claymore as Grey-Haired Man
- Darlinda Just Darlinda as Upscale Whore 1
- Alexander, Benjamin and Caleb Eckstein as Sonny Capone
- Lucy and Josie Gallina as Emily Schroeder
- Enid Graham as Rose Van Alden
- William Hill as Ward Boss George O'Neill
- Mat Hostetler as Agent Keener
- Anna Katarina as Isabelle Jeunet
- Maggie Lakis as Singing whore 2
- Marcella Lentz-Pope as Mae Capone
- Nicholas Martino as Pius D'Alessio
- Declan and Rory McTigue as Teddy Schroeder
- Kevin Nagle as Thug 1
- Mick O'Rourke as Sheridan's second
- Megan Reinking as Annabelle
- Mattilyn Rochester as Clara Charlton
- Faith Sandberg as Kitty
- Kylie and Jodie Sanders as Ruby
- Lauren Sharpe as Ukulele Girl
- Frank Shattuck as Charlie Sheridan
- Barbra Tirrell (sic) as Edith Mauer
"Family Limitation" slipped back to a 1.2 adults 18–49 rating after the preceding episode's 1.3 rating. The episode had a total of 2.812 million viewers. 
IGN gave the episode a score of 8.5 enjoying the relationship between Al and Jimmy "Another highlight is the relationship between Al and Jimmy, as they rise up the ranks of the Torrio crime family. The two debate the difference between "buddy" and "accomplice" as Jimmy plans how to take out Sheridan. During this time, Jimmy, a war veteran, calls out Al on his bullshit war record, which in turn makes Al look like he is overcompensating for being nothing more than a thug in a nice suit. These exchanges prove that Al and Jimmy may have been friends once, but are on a path to being something much worse as their underworld careers advance."
The A.V. Club gave it a B+ rating.
- Lucy Danziger: "What's your point?"
- Margaret Schroeder: "...that maybe your cunny isn't quite the draw you think it is...I quit."
- "Family Limitation" at HBO.com
- "Family Limitation" on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
- "Family Limitation" at TV.com
- "Family Limitation" at Wikipedia
|#01 Boardwalk Empire||#07 Home|
|#02 The Ivory Tower||#08 Hold Me in Paradise|
|#03 Broadway Limited||#09 Belle Femme|
|#04 Anastasia||#10The Emerald City|
|#05 Nights in Ballygran||#11 Paris Green|
|#06 Family Limitation||#12 A Return to Normalcy|