"New York Sour" is the first (season premiere) episode of the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 37th episode overall. It was written by Executive Producer Howard Korder and directed by Executive Producer Tim Van Patten. It first aired on September 8, 2013. The episode drew 2.38 million US viewers.
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.
First Appearances Edit
- Roy Phillips, executive with the Piggly Wiggly market chain.
- Ralph Capone, Al Capone's eldest brother.
- Frank Capone, Al Capone's brother.
- Warren Knox, agent of Bureau of Investigation.
- Agent Stan Sawicki - Shot by a booby trap.
- Elmer Borst - Shot by Agent Warren Knox.
- Dickie Pastor - Stabbed to death by Dunn Purnsley.
- Archie - Throat slit by Richard Harrow.
- Bert - Shot by Richard Harrow.
- Franklin Werner - Shot by Richard Harrow.
- Bennie Krueger and His Orchestra - "How Many Times" plays as Bert & Archie enquire about the distance to Columbus, Ohio.
- Peter Yarin - "Mule Walk" plays as Dickie auditions performers for Chalky.
- Peter Yarin - "Hard Hearted Harlan" plays as Nucky meets with Masseria and other enemies from New York.
- Peter Yarin - "Everybody Loves My Baby" - plays as Rothstein leaves Nucky alone as the showgirls rehearse.
- Herb Wiedoft's Cinderella Roof Orchestra - "Everything's Hotsy Totsy Now" - Capone unloads his girls from the truck and ushers them inside.
- Lopez & Hamilton's Kings of Harmony -"Bluein' the Blues" plays as Torrio shows Capone a newspaper article with his name misspelled.
- Edison Venetian Trio - "Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still" plays as Gillian meets a prospective buyer but is just selling herself.
- Ben Rosenfield - "Fight Temple Fight" sung by William Thompson at the Thompson family dinner.
- Lena Wilson - "Triflin Blues" plays as Purnsley and Alma's rendezvous.
- Venetian Instrumental Trio - "Memories of Home" plays as Gillian snorts a bump of heroin and flirts with a real prospective buyer.
- Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks - "Everybody Loves My Baby" plays as Nucky & Pauline enjoy the show.
- Louis Armstrong & Maggi Jones - "Good Time Flat Blues" (aka Farwell to Storyville) plays as Agent Knox shoots Elmer and leaves Sawicki to die.
- Isham Jones - "I'll See You in My Dreams" plays as Nucky gets dressed after sleeping with Pauline.
- Matt Keefe - "Everybody Loves My Baby" played during end Credits.
...and he borrows coats, what is he an orphan? - Elias "Eli" Thompson
- ↑ Kondolojy, Amanda "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night + NFL Countdown 'Dexter', 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' & More", TV by the Numbers, September 10, 2013
|#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"|