HBO says of “Sunday Best”:
On Easter Sunday, Eli looks to get back in Nucky’s good graces at a Thompson family reunion. While Richard and Tommy (Brady and Connor Noon) spend the day as guests of the Sagorskys, Gillian stays at home and makes a sacrifice to improve her future. In New York, after dinner and prayers, Gyp heads downtown in search of a blessing – from Joe Masseria. Written by Howard Korder; directed by Allen Coulter.
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* Tonight begins with an easter egg and a song made famous by Richie Havens.
* Just in time for Halloween, tonight’s episode deals with how many of the series’ characters deal with Easter dinner.
* Arnold Rothstein does not appear this week. Nor does Meyer, Benny, Nelson, Chalky, Capone, Luciano, Leander, Harry Daugherty, Esther Randolph, Gaston Means, Andrew Mellon or Billie Kent.
* Nucky spends Easter with Margaret and the kids.
* Harrow’s scenes this week are some of his best ever.
* Gillian’s scenes are perhaps the least wholesome, facilitating the episode’s requisite pay-cable nudity.
* Margaret somehow doesn’t spend even a moment this week discussing women’s health issues.
* The scenes depicted in the two clips play better in context.
* Buscemi demonstrates tonight a talent I did not know he possessed.
* Gyp’s trip to church made me laugh aloud.
* How does it end, spoiler boy? Gillian finally achieves some closure.