Those complaining that nothing ever happens on “Boardwalk Empire” maybe missed the failed “Godfather II”-ish assassination of kosher butcher-gangster Manny Horvitz or the surprising dispatch of puritanical Irish politician John McGarrigle last week.
Tonight’s excellent episode contains bigger surprises.
HBO says of “Georgia Peaches”:
Undercut by Nucky, who has a new source for alcohol, Jimmy and his partners look to cultivate a new revenue stream in Atlantic City. With the peak tourist season approaching, the Commodore’s (Dabney Coleman) crew faces a choice in dealing with the city’s striking workers: negotiate or fight back. Fearing that sin has led to misfortune, Margaret approaches Father Brennan (Michael Cumpsty) with an “act of devotion.” Nucky gets a new lawyer; Van Alden faces an uncertain future; Manny Horvitz takes exception to a debt payment. Written by Dave Flebotte; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
HBO months ago renewed “Boardwalk” for a third season. After tonight, two more season two episodes remain.
9 p.m. Sunday. HBO.