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Published at: Nov. 13, 2011, 5:30 a.m. CST by hercules

HBO says of “Two Boats and a Lifeguard”:
In the wake of a personal loss, Nucky solicits advice on his political situation from Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), while Eli (Shea Whigham) remains suspicious of his brother’s actions. Nucky finds himself in the unfamiliar position of showing gratitude toward a federal agent; Angela (Aleksa Palladino) meets a new friend at the beach, and eavesdrops on her husband’s treachery; Nelson gets a nanny; Nucky approaches Owen with an overseas proposition; Jimmy flexes his muscles, at Mickey Doyle’s (Paul Sparks) expense. Written by Terence Winter; directed by Tim Van Patten.

Showtime says of episode seven:

The relationship between Carrie and Brody becomes complicated.

I am – Hercules!!

Sundays, Sept. 11-Nov. 6, 2011
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; previous weeks in parentheses)
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0.6 (0.7) (0.6) (0.8) (1.5) (0.8) (0.9) (---) (---) Kendra
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0.5 (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (---) (---) (---) Homeland
0.5 (0.5) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (---) (---) (---) Hung
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0.4 (---) (0.6) (---) (0.6) (0.6) (---) (---) (---) Shake It Up

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  • I think they've got their groove back....for the moment.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Once Upon A Time

    by Ines5

    This Series seemed like a bad idea when I heard of it(Has Modren Day Versions of Fairy Tales ever Worked Before?!) But as Strange as it might be maybe it could work??

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 6:08 a.m. CST

    I have Not even watched The Simpsons in Years!

    by Ines5

    If The Simpsons can become Worth Watching Again Then ANYTHING Can Happen!!

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    How was The Simpsons Halloween Episode This Year?

    by Ines5

    I heard it was Better than expected and it Actually Aired in OCTOBER. I did not even know that could happen anymore!!

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Hoping Dexter gets back to form soon

    by FrodoFraggins

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Frodo

    by BangoSkank

    You and me both. The blurbs I've read say that this new episode gives the season the shot in the arm that it's needed... But the show needs more than one good episode to put it back on track.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Simpson Halloween was mediocre at best

    by OutsideChance

    ...and hardly had anything to do with the holiday. It was largely just parodies of TV and movies and not even horror ones.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST

    The quality of the Simpsons is not as good as it used to be, but...

    by JudasPriestly

    I rather have new Simpsons episodes than none at all.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Oh, DEXTER.

    by blackwood

    I don't know if they can save the MacGuffin this year, or if they should, or if it matters. I really think Hanks is crappy in the role, and they've telegraphed the 'twist' (or non-twist) so hard that no matter what turns out to be real it's all uninteresting. In a perfect world, instead of seasons with Crazy DA and Raper Cult, it would have been ITK, Trinity and Dexter himself. Mos Def was great. I think the turn at the end of the last episode was also great. I've liked a lot of the character moments this year. Batista and Quinn make a good partnership. Deb, always my favourite character, is getting a lot to do. I hope they're setting up for end game.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    What? No love for...

    by Michael Lunney

    Lamp Unto my Feet?

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    This season may still be better than last year

    by FrodoFraggins

    Lumen was more central to the story and I thought Julia Stiles was pretty bad in the role. Hanks has much less screen time. I agree that Batista and Quinn partnering has been good and Mos Def was by far the best character this season. It will take something drastic for me to abandon Dexter. I had really high hopes this season, but maybe the new show runner needs this year to get the characters in place to get a return to form. The likely guess is that Deb will be the first one in the department to discover Dexter, but I think it could be interesting if Masuka is the one to catch him. He seems the most likely to be loyal, other than Deb, and give him a chance.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Something FINALLY happened on Dexter last week

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    I was actually surprised when Rudy showed up. Although it certainly does explain all the mentions he'd been getting this season, what with Matsuka's intern and all. Quinn and Batista should get their own show. Is the Chicago cop the new Dokes?

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Too much of what I watch is on Sunday.

    by gotilk

    I think this will be a problem for many beloved shows, ratings-wise. They should spread the good stuff out a little more.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Why the hell is Once Upon a Time getting good ratings?

    by gotilk

    I thought last week was pretty crap.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, noon CST

    Is Broadwalk Empire Worth catching up on?

    by rakesh patel

    I watched the first ep s1 and didn't carry on. No particular reason, i just wasn't compelled to continue. looking forward to homeland, dexter and walking dead.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    No One can replace doakes

    by rakesh patel

    there's absolutely no one who can say "motherf**ker" quite like him. New guy in Dexter seems to continuously put his foot in it with people. Once i could understand, but that dudes done it 4 or 5 times!

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    can't wait for boardwalk

    by jsfithaca

    glad angela is getting some screen time this week. and by the description hopefully this means they won't spend so much time on margeret. if her character dosen't get a break she's gonna become boring

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Mr X.....Boardwalk Empire

    by grendel69

    has been excellent this season. big improvement over season1.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    mr_x_: an unqualified YES.

    by blackwood

    I'm actually envious of the opportunity to discover BOARDWALK in a continuous stream. It plays the long game better than any show I can think of. I prefer to consume television in two-to-three-episode chunks, and I found that in the first season of BOARDWALK, sitting down to watch a few episodes in a row felt far more satisfying than the week-to-week hour. The storytelling is measured and robust. Everything means something. This season, it has really started to pick up steam on an episode-by-episode basis. Absolutely among the best television ever made. Highly recommend you do.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    mr. x

    by JaredP

    coolest show on pay cable right now

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    frodo: Matsuka catching Dexter

    by blackwood

    That would be interesting. I think Matsuka has grown as a character this year, but I think that counts against him keeping Dexter's secret. It would be cool to see him struggle with it though. I think there's something dead fishy about his new intern. Maybe that will play out nicely. As I've said before: I'm in for a penny with DEXTER. I just can't help but mourn its missteps.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Boardwalk Empire

    by Titus05

    Season 2 is improved from the first season but some of the same issues remain...pacing is way too slow at times and too many interesting characters get pushed to the background (Rothstein and Capone)...the first 6 episodes this season seemed like an extended setup for the 2nd half of the season things finally started to take shape in Episode 7...am looking forward to seeing where this is headed...everyone can't come together and make up by the final episode like they did last season can they?...someone major has to die

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Today's Talkbacks... :-)

    by JethroBodine

    I was just skimming the talkbacks today. There's nothing particulary interesting happening on any of these shows lately, but the reason I decided to comment is because for once, the Sunday Coax talkbacks weren't filled with venom and bile. Now I know that I am GUILTY as charged for spraying explosive diarrhea all over the talkbacks from time to time, but it was kind of nice on this lazy Sunday afternoon to check in and see that the conversations were civil for once. ...today I didn't even haveta use my AK...

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    is the old ladies that live in the suburbs show still on?

    by Xiphos_2

    The one that had the tranny neighbor?

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    kabukiman

    by blackwood

    You're such an interesting person. You have so many interesting opinions on how people spell things, or don't spell things. I for one am grateful you've decided to share your interestingness with us. Please, continue to be interesting.

  • has slowed down the last couple episodes a bit but still good. I didn't think the first season was as great as a lot of people said, but the second season has been pretty good. Needs more chalky though. :)

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I thought there would be a lot more Chalky this season.

    by blackwood

    The interview with MKW said as much. But it's not quantity, it's quality.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, this season Dexter didn't just jump the shark...

    by don

    that shark was jumped, beaten, raped, stabbed, chopped up, mashed, baked into cookies and fed to the other sharks. Wow, that was bad.

  • Otherwise there would be much more derision in here. <p> I can't comment on anything yet. I'm on the West Coast and don't watch Dexter or Boardwalk Empire until Monday afternoons. Bleh.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    russelcrowe

    by JaredP

    totally disagree. im loving this season, much more than the boring piece of shit that was last season. tonights ep REALLY stepped things up

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    DEXTER was kind of dumb.

    by blackwood

    I half liked it. The scene between Deb and Quinn was great. Really touching and honest. But here goes Dexter, the ever careful monster, leaving his DNA all over. I know we're four seasons beyond where that was a part of the formula, but it still stings. I miss that monster. I did like the Brian stuff, for a bit. I just... don't know anymore. I think I'll keep watching but stop thinking about it. BOARDWALK was killer. As ever. And with Chalky, for the Chalky-inclined.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    jaredp

    by don

    Loving Dexter this season more than last is hardly high praise.

  • Nov. 13, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    That was the worst episode of Dexter ever.

    by CherryValance

    Wow did that suck. I never liked that one character that came back and then there was absolutely no reason to revisit that other family's storyline. How stupid. I should have known this season was going to reek when they hired Colin Hanks. What "Stranger in a Strange Land" is to LOST, "Nebraska" is to DEXTER.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I love Dexter

    by fuzzy_dunlop

    And I am willing to excuse a lot... But I will not the excuse shitty writing, editing, editing, EDITING of this episode. This reeks of Harlem Nights bad... Fuck this episode.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Directing too...

    by fuzzy_dunlop

    Just abysmal...

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    The Deb/Quinn scene

    by fuzzy_dunlop

    Is the only saving grace, and what the fuck? How random? Stupidfuckingweird.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Boardwalk Empire got real Sopranos-like with that dream intro

    by Therawbeats

    Loved it.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Eh, I didn't hate Dexter as much as you guys

    by FrodoFraggins

    I'm sure if I sat back and thought about it I'd find lots of problems with it. But for whatever reason I was just in the mood to go with it tonight.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Still haven't watched Boardwalk Empire this season

    by FrodoFraggins

    The first season wasn't that good other than Michael Shannon. I have them ready to watch, I probably won't watch them until the shows I watch are on hiatus in December.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Boardwalk Empire can't hold my interest

    by daggor

    I've tried a few times - the first two eps, then a few more down the line... the last one I watched was a big waste of time and some talented actors.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 2:59 a.m. CST

    therawbeats, I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing.

    by nomihs

    Watching the dream sequences on BE, I was thinking Deja Vu. The look, feel, and even music selection made me think of the dream sequences Tony used to have on The Sopranos. Yeah yeah, I know that both shows have the same pedigree, but I'm quick to admit I really enjoyed that tonight. For those who hate on Boardwalk, I say good for you. Now go find another show that's half as good as Boardwalk Empire and you might feel half as good for watching it.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Dexters brother killed the hotel guy!

    by celebritydave

    so thats covering the professor actually touching shit in previous episodes.. the professor is long dead.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Misfits was fucking awesome last night!

    by Volllllume3

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Pivotal episode for Homeland

    by DynamixRo

    Let's see where it goes from here.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    There are no sharks in Nebraska

    by proevad

    but somehow Dexter found a way to produce the worst episode of it's run. That was painful to watch.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    maybe the term "shark" should be changed to "horse"

    by HongKongCavalier

    ... because that reference has been beaten like a dead one

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    ' "I'd rather have new Simpsons episodes than nothing at all" '

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    That's kind of like saying, "I'd rather have a close relative confined to a hospital bed in agonizing pain from inoperable cancer for years than have them find peace in death".

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I have seen the first 6 episodes of DEXTER....

    by AsimovLives

    ... and damn this season is good. Not 4th season good, but damn good!

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Anybody here watch Homeland? It's pretty daggum good!

    by Dogmatic

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Claire Danes

    by optimus122

    The more I see of her in this show the more I want to bang the crap out of her. SPOILERS I knew Brodie was innocent as far as being a terrorist went, didn't have a clue that the black dude was still alive though. Mandy P is such a damn good actor..

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Hell on Wheels

    by A_Die_Hard_Fan

    It's the best thing on TV on Sunday. Period.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    a_die_hard_fan

    by Therawbeats

    You're kidding, right?

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    ONCE UPON A TIME...

    by Chris Moody

    ...isn't that bad. Actually, I have enjoyed watching it...even if it is a bit slow for unfolding the mystery.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    @ "cherryvalance:"

    by Chris Moody

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    @ "cherryvalance:"

    by Chris Moody

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    @ "cherryvalance:"

    by Chris Moody

    STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND was pretty bad...except for the closing montage. If I remember correctly (and I only watched that episode during its live run), the closing musical montage was fantastic. BTW, I love your username's reference to THE OUTSIDERS. Now THAT is a book that needs to be remade into a bigger budget movie!!!

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    SUGGESTION (for THE SIMPSONS):

    by Chris Moody

    Since Conan's talk show is tanking, he could return as a great writer for THE SIMPSONS. He could take a pay cut from TBS (to keep the show running) and write for THE SIMPSONS to pay the bills.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Once Dexter is in the courtroom season,

    by pikazerox

    Last night's episode should pony up major evidence against Dexter. -Many witnesses saw Dexter leave with Nick the night before, Nick is missing. -Stealing a gun, and probably caught on store surveillance. -Admitting to Jonah that he killed Trinity, and being seen by neighbors after Jonah storms off. -Letting Jonah live with said knowledge without a second thought. -Stabbing motel guy with a pitchfork and the piss poor body management. Sloppy.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Problem with THE SIMPSONS:

    by Chris Moody

    Their "macgruffins" are weak. I mean, the show's macgruffin each week is more of a side note than the centric theme (ala Seasons 1-11). THE SIMPSONS worked best when it was a "show about nothing" (ala SEINFELD) and it showed a slightly dysfunctional family with real world type of situations in a colorful Simpsons' universe. Somewhere around Season 9, the show's writers began taking themselves -- and their fame -- too seriously. Krusty became a friend of the family instead of a celebrity and Bart's hero. Other characters became walking caricatures instead of legitimate characters. Homer became dumber...and it is rare to see the guy ever go to work (yet he holds a job at a Nuclear Power Plant?). THE SIMPSONS needs to return to a character-driven situation comedy based upon satires of real world situations -- even if they are almost pointless "nothings" from regular life. Satire is much better than parody. Unfortunately, the show has become a parody of itself for about a decade.

  • When Carrie had him at the picnic table and he said "I Loved That Man" ?

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I loved last night's Dexter

    by v1cious

    It was something Dexter needed to do to get his life back on track. The back and forth between him and Rudy was great.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Hey Diox, you remember the Stargate talkbacks?

    by Mattman

    Oh, wait...

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Aleksa Palladino seems to enjoy chowing gash

    by Itchy

    and that's cool, because I enjoy seeing her making out with chicks. It's a win-win. And anyone who doesn't like Boardwalk Empire is an asswipe. Objectively speaking.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Family Guy's "Back to the Pilot" episode was amazing

    by Al

    If you remember watching the premiere episode after the superbowl in 99, I highly recommend checking the episode out. They were absolutely merciless on... themselves of all people, and their cutaways. Pretty gold and had a great time-travel paradox ontop of paradoxes crashing into each other at the climax of the ep.

  • Nov. 14, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    tallboy

    by Therawbeats

    Watched the Family Guy onDemand after hearing the premise. You're right - it was brilliant.

  • Discounting the Star Wars parodies, which I love, I'd be hard pressed to think of a better Family Guy episode than last night. Simpsons, and trust me I absolutely love the Simpsons, wouldn't be as crazy to go back to their pilot episode and just rip it to shreds, and I just loved the juxtaposition of Present animation and Past animation styles. And i loved the prediction of what Family Guy will be in 5 years - all CGI and even lazier with their cutaways ("Matthew McConaughey is terrible"). Yes, Family Guy can get in to horrific ruts for episodes at a stretch, but when they swing big they usually hit. I'd recommend the episode to any Family Guy fans, present or lapsed. Hell, especially lapsed.

  • i think the ep where stewie and brian were locked in the vault as the point of departure for this show. last nights ep was possibly the best "clip show" ive ever seen.

  • go figure

  • Nov. 15, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST

    hell on wheels and family guy

    by palewook

    hell on wheels: enjoying it for the time being. not as bad as the critics proclaimed it. don't expect a 2nd season though. westerns just don't pull big audiences anymore. family guy: agree, it was a solid episode.

  • Homeland, Bored to death & Boardwalk (my other 3 sunday shows) were also all at the top of their game this week

  • Nov. 15, 2011, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Excellent episode of "Dexter"

    by Hipshot

    Still hoping they'll bring it all together. 1)The Hanks storyline feels like an open "secret" that they're letting the audience--but not Dexter--in on until it is too late. 2) He was making mistakes because he was deeper in delusion than we've ever seen him. His paternal delusions were usually commentaries on his behavior, NOT motivating him to action. In essence, he was openly "crazier" as a result of the whole Mos Def storyline, asking him to have faith, destroying the object of his trust and friendship. Serial killers DO eventually make mistakes, or we wouldn't know about them. Let alone catch them. He came close to this edge. 3) It is perfectly legitimate to continually investigate Dexter's attempts to expand and express his humanity. His brother is clearly the doorway to hell. Loved the episode!

  • disagree that the western doesn't pull in big audiences anymore. I think that Western TELEVISION shows probably don't, but the Western has enjoyed a revival that started as far back as Unforgiven and has continues with success in 3:10 to Yuma, There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men (both I know that are not traditional westerns but are at their core westerns) True Grit and Tarentino's upcoming Django Unchained.

  • Also, agree on Family Guy's episode this week being one of their best in a long time.

  • Nov. 15, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Thanks! - i'll checkout Broadwalk Empire

    by rakesh patel

    I trust your judgement AICN talkback posters!

  • Nov. 15, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Homeland / how to make it in america / dexter

    by rakesh patel

    all fine programs. Homeland has started ramping up, with a 24 type twist. never really notice claire danes before but she's really good in this. I don't understand the dexter hate. It's always been solid for me. How to make in in america again it's solid, good cast ensemble. I thought the rasta monster spray thing was a bit OTT, no way was Rene gonna see that as a homage!

  • Nov. 15, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Dexter, Uggh!!!

    by _Maltheus_

    I thought that Dexter ep had potential, because I always thought they needed to get rid of Harry and send Dexter down a darker path. Granted, it should have happened at the end of S2 or after Rita died, but I figured, sloppy as it was, later was better than never. But then they had to hit the reset button at the end with him picking up Harry again. His sloppiness and rage came out of nowhere. And Dexter is not skilled enough at human interaction to get that cashier in bed, and just for a gun????, wtf was up with that? Somebody please shoot this show and put it out of it's misery. That was spectacularly bad. On the flipside, Boardwalk is now up there with Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Spartacus as a true quality show. Walking Dead is lame, but watchable.

  • Nov. 16, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    More Homeland Damnit!

    by Sithtastic

    Claire Danes has been phenomenal in this show. **SPOILERS** I too realized Brody was not a terrorist. However, I still think there will be a larger role he will have to play in the plot involving his sniper partner, Tom Walker (who turns out to be the real part of the plot).

  • Nov. 16, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    boardwalks now up there w/ game of thrones, breaking bad,

    by jsfithaca

    and SPARTACUS?????!!!!! i stopped after the pilot. worst writing and for the most part acting ive seen since i stopped watching pilots on broadcast networks. why do people like that show? boardwalk was fucking amazing last week. really like nucky's plan. need to watch that ep again and ponder the dream sequence. homeland and dexter were both very good last week. i thought the dexter was one of the best this season.