|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.
1. Maranda Barskey as Singing whore 1
10. Enid Graham as Rose Van Alden
19. Mick O'Rourke as Sheridan's second
- Gypsy Queen - "American Patrol" plays as Ward Boss O'Neill make collections on the boardwlak.
- Vince Giordano - "La Seduccion" plays as Ward Boss O'Neill makes collections on the boardwalk.
- Wurlitzer 157 - "Ben Hur Chariot" plays as O'Neill is mugged by the D'Alessio brothers.
- Robert Viger - "Fatty's Fiance" plays as Torrio discusses Greektown with Jimmy and Capone.
- Jonathan Starkey - "Palm Leaf Rag" plays as Torrio discusses Greektown with Jimmy and Capone.
- [[Peter Mintun] & Grace Paradise - "Toyland" plays as Lucy is shopping.
- Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "Maple Leaf Rag" plays as Margaret and the kids pull up to their new home.
- Jan Rap - "Das Kommit Vom Rudern" plays as Nucky interrogates Charlie.
- Scott Joplin - "A Real Slow Drag" plays as Jimmy sits alone and reads.
- Paragon Ragtime Orchestra - "Whippoorwill Dance" plays as Jimmy sits alone.
- Henry Davies - "Trombone Chutney" plays as Nucky invites Margaret on a date.
- Ehud Asherie - "A Good Man is Hard to Find" plays as Jimmy belittles Capone in front of Torrio.
- Boardwalk Empire String Quartet - "String Quartet in G minor, OP. 74.3, "The Horseman" plays as Nucky tries to make a deal with Frank Hague over road appropriations.
- W.C. Handy's Orchestra of Memphis - "That Jazz Dance" plays as Capone surprises Jimmy with stakes.
- Original Dixieland Jazz Band - "Sweet Mama(Papa's Getting Mad)
- Lauren Sharpe - "The Japanese Sandman" plays as Nucky learns that Edge is an investor in a paving company.
- R. Nathaniel Dett - "Barcarolle" plays as Margaret waits by the phone and Van Alden flagellates himsef.
- Nora Bayes - "The Japanese Sandman" played during the end credits.
"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
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|#05 Nights in Ballygran||#11 Paris Green|
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