|Season 2, Episode 2|
|Air date||2 October 2011|
|Written by||Howard Korder|
|Directed by||David Petrarca|
"A Dangerous Maid"
"Ourselves Alone" is the second episode of the second season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 14th episode overall. It first aired on 2 October 2011. It was written by co-executive producer Howard Korder and directed by David Petrarca. It originally aired on 2 October 2011.
- Main article: Ourselves Alone recap
A detailed recap of the episode scene by scene.
First Appearances Edit
- Owen Sleater, an IRA enforcer.
- Dunn Purnsley, a Baltimore criminal.
- Isaac Ginsburg, Nucky Thompson's lawyer.
- Lillian, Emily and Teddy Schroeder's nanny.
- Pauline, cook working for Nucky Thompson and Margaret Schroeder.
- Benny Siegel, a protegé of Meyer Lansky.
- John McGarrigle, leader of an IRA cell and Sinn Fein fundraiser.
- Eunice, Nucky Thompson's government-assigned secretary.
- Incrocci, an enforcer for Joe Masseria in New York City.
- Scarpelli, another enforcer of Joe Masseria.
- Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
- Michael Pitt as James "Jimmy" Darmody
- Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Schroeder
- Michael Shannon as Agent Nelson Van Alden(credit only)
- Shea Whigham as Sheriff Elias "Eli" Thompson
- Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody (credit only)
- Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein
- Stephen Graham as Al Capone (credit only)
- Vincent Piazza as Lucky Luciano
- Paz de la Huerta as Lucille "Lucy" Danziger (credit only)
- Michael K. Williams as Albert "Chalky" White
- Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle (credit only)
- Jack Huston as Richard Harrow (credit only)
- Anthony Laciura as Edward "Eddie" Kessler
- with Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody (credit only)
- and Dabney Coleman as Commodore Louis Kaestner
- Dominic Chianese as Leander Cephas Whitlock
- Charlie Cox as Owen Sleater
- Ted Rooney as John McGarrigle
- Erik LaRay Harvey as Dunn Purnsley
- Anatol Yusef as Meyer Lansky
- Robert Clohessy as Ward Boss Jim Neary
- William Hill as Ward Boss George O'Neill
- Kevin O'Rourke as Mayor Edward Bader
- Victor Verhaeghe as Ward Boss Damien Fleming
- Barthelemy Atsin as Noah Hookway
- Steven Barron as Vocal Reporter
- Jonathan Baston as Cornelius
- John Cenatiempo as Scarpelli
- Rony Clanton as Langston
- Alex Cranmer as Talmer
- Thomas Endres as Philadelphia Enquirer Reporter
- Lucy and Josie Gallina as Emily Schroeder
- Truck Hudson as Timothy
- John Keating as Ernie Moran
- Rob Kramer as Poker Player 1
- Heather Lind as Katy
- Mario Macaluso as Incrocci
- Trisha McCormick as Eunice
- Michael McEachran as Harold
- Edward McGinty as Ward Boss Boyd
- Rory and Declan McTigue as Teddy Schroeder
- Jack E. Moran as Sheriff's Deputy 1
- Jeff Norris as Sheriff's Deputy 2
- Jacqueline Pennewill as Lillian
- Don Puglisi as Len
- Bill Sage as Solomon Bishop
- Omar Scroggins as Harold C. Madison
- Samuel Taylor as Paddy Ryan
- Joseph Tudisco as Poker Player 2
- Peter Van Wagner as Isaac Ginsburg
- Natalie Wachen as Lenore White
- Amy Warren as Pauleen
- Michael Zegen as Benjamin Siegel
The episode received generally positive reviews from critics. The A.V. Club awarded the episode a B+ saying, "It’s moments like these—Jimmy in Rothstein’s office, Jimmy at the poker game, Chalky in a cell with Purnsley—that make Boardwalk Empire a much better show than its detractors allow." IGN gave it an 8 out of 10, noting the improved pacing, "'Ourselves Alone' seems to be a direct response to those who had issues with the overall pacing of last season, complaining that the gears on Nucky's political machine turned too slow. It's only the second episode of the new season, and Nucky's already plotting retaliation against those challenging him."
- ↑ Murray, Noel (October 2, 2011). “Ourselves Alone” | Boardwalk Empire | TV Club | TV. The A.V. Club.
- ↑ Pirrello, Phil (October 2, 2011). Boardwalk Empire: "Ourselves Alone" Review. IGN.
- "Ourselves Alone" at HBO.com
- "Ourselves Alone" at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
- "Ourselves Alone" at TV.com
- "Ourselves Alone" at Wikipedia
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