|"The Age of Reason"|
|Season 2, Episode 6|
|Air date||30 October 2011|
|Written by||Bathsheba Doran|
|Directed by||Jeremy Podeswa|
"Gimcrack & Bunkum"
"Peg of Old"
"The Age of Reason" is the sixth episode of Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire, and the 18th episode overall. The episode was written by staff writer Bathsheba Doran and directed by Jeremy Podeswa. It originally aired on 30 October 2011.
Margaret Schroeder prepares her son for first communion necessitating a confession of her own to set an example. She admits impure thoughts for Owen Sleater but says nothing of her arrangement with Nucky Thompson. Nucky's election fraud troubles return when a senator pressures the Attorney General to pursue a conviction. At the hospital Nelson Van Alden teeters on the brink of professional and personal confessions as his suspicious subordinate slowly succumbs to third degree burns. Lucy Danziger gives birth alone. Jimmy Darmody is surprised when Lucky Luciano is protecting the liquor shipment he goes to hijack; instead of completing the hijacking Jimmy decides to follow advice from a new source and partners with Luciano to take over Nucky's entire bootlegging operation.
- Main article: The Age of Reason recap
A detailed recap of the episode scene by scene.
First Appearances Edit
- Father Ed Brennan, a Catholic priest at Atlantic City's Saint Finbar's Church.
- Waxey Gordon, Philadelphia crime boss.
- Nathan Klein, a driver working in Waxey Gordon's organization.
- Abigail Van Alden, Nelson Van Alden and Lucy Danziger's daughter.
- Herman Kaufman, his throat cut by Jimmy Darmody.
- Nathan Klein, shot by Manny Horvitz.
- Another of Gordon's drivers, shot early in the hijacking attempt.
- 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 (credit only)
- Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody
- 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
- Michael K. Williams as Albert "Chalky" White
- Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle (credit only)
- Jack Huston as Richard Harrow
- Anthony Laciura as Edward "Eddie" Kessler
- with Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody
- and Dabney Coleman as Commodore Louis Kaestner
- Dominic Chianese as Leander Cephas Whitlock
- Charlie Cox as Owen Sleater
- William Forsythe as Manny Horvitz
- Christopher McDonald as Attorney General Harry Daugherty
- Geoff Pierson as Senator Walter Edge
- Enid Graham as Rose Van Alden
- Peter McRobbie as Supervisor Elliot
- Michael Cumpsty as Father Brennan
- Glenn Fleshler as George Remus
- Nick Sandow as Waxey Gordon
- Anatol Yusef as Meyer Lansky
- Brad Aldous as Photographer
- Joseph Aniska as Agent Sawicki
- Angelo Berkowitz as Driver
- Kate Boyer as Chip's girl
- Joel Brady as Agent Clarkson
- Pearce Bunting as Bill McCoy
- Rony Clanton as Langston
- Josie and Lucy Gallina as Emily Schroeder
- Edward James Hyland as Judge Ketchum
- Ed Jewett as Jess Smith
- T.J. Kenneally as Charles Kenneth Thorogood AKA "Chip"
- McKenna Kerrigan as Nurse
- Heather Lind as Katy
- John Mainieri as Hotel Manager
- Brady and Connor Noon as Tommy Darmody
- Declan and Rory McTigue as Teddy Schroeder
- Jacqueline Pennewill as Lillian
- Julian Rozzell as Harlan
- Bill Sage as Solomon Bishop
- Solomon Shiv as Herman "Chayem" Kaufman
- Peter Van Wagner as Isaac Ginsburg
"Not every insult requires a response"
|#01 21||#07 Peg of Old|
|#02 Ourselves Alone||#08 Two Boats and a Lifeguard|
|#03 A Dangerous Maid||#09 Battle of the Century|
|#04 What Does the Bee Do?||#10 Georgia Peaches|
|#05 Gimcrack & Bunkum||#11 Under God's Power She Flourishes|
|#06 The Age of Reason||#12 To the Lost|