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Published at: Nov. 25, 2012, 2:22 a.m. CST

 
HBO says of “Two Imposters”:
Gyp makes his move in Atlantic City, forcing Nucky and Eddie (Anthony Laciura) to seek refuge with Chalky. With the Artemis Club overrun by Rosetti thugs, Gillian contemplates a business future that includes an unwelcome partner. Luciano (Vincent Piazza) makes a deal he’ll come to regret; Harrow loses his house privileges. Written by Howard Korder; directed by Allen Coulter.

So I guess Margaret wants to hook up with the lady-parts doctor now?

Last week Abu Nazir recaptured Nick Brody. (One wonders if we’ll ever see this congressman cast a vote on anything.) Showtime didn’t forward a screener for tonight’s “Homeland,” suggesting something big happens. The channel says of “Two Hats”:

Things for Brody are threatening to spiral out of control, forcing him to make a phone call he has been avoiding; Carrie preps for a pivotal meeting; Saul teams with Virgil and Max for an assignment.

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  • Nov. 25, 2012, 2:59 a.m. CST

    this season of Boardwalk Empire is awful

    by georgecauldron

    Just badly written and boring all around. The only characters who are interesting are Van Alden and Harrow. Gyp is a horribly one dimensional, lame character. Dear writers of Boardwalk Empire - random acts of shocking violence at the end of an episode don't redeem the 55 minutes of crap that precede them.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 3:50 a.m. CST

    george

    by JonJonB9

    I don't think you get the point of Gyp.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I know its "Low brow" but...

    by Mr Soze

    I wanna see Harrow kill everyone.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST

    the point of Gyp Rosetti

    by Titus05

    since the show basically follows a lot of real life historical characters like Capone, Lucciano, Torrio, Joe Masseria etc they need to have a guy like Gyp to keep an element of surprise on the show...if not we already the know the real life fates of guys like Capone etc so it would make for a less interesting show

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Further than that, Gyp.....

    by sauronthepowerful

    Replaces Jimmy as an anathema to Nucky.<p> While I find Gyp's sense of entitlement amusing and even downright humorous a times, the character has become a trite, redundant caricature of the Italian faction and almost has nowhere else to go developmentally.<p> If Gyp is going out in the finale, and that's not a given, I'm hoping it's Eli or An Alden that does it for various reasons. Capone would be a great sideways twist. If Harrow is going to Harrow anyone, and I believe he really doesn't need to go there again, the character has been well established, I'm hoping it's Gillian.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Wonder how many Tremendous comments we're going to see in this thread.....

    by sauronthepowerful

    Nice to have one nonetheless.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Van Alden,' 'AT times

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Don't understand the Nucky character.

    by johnnyangelheart

    Nucky is supposed to be an old style urban Boss running politics and crime as sort of a monopolistic enterprise, and yet the character is crass and stupid, he doesn't listen to his allies and subordinates, he's egotistical and foolish. Doesn't seem like the kind of master politician who could take over a city and its rackets. I think the writers are twisting the character to fit the storyline, not creating a storyline based on a character. I call that sloppy writing.

  • ....In fact, possibly the greatest villain ever ont he small screen. So you would think that when such a man dies, there would be an obit article for him in a website masquerading as a movie and TV loving haven for geeks and like-minded sorts. You would think that. But you would be wrong.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I foresee a dead Deb

    by Andrew

    ...possibly at the hands of Dexter. The previous 2 seasons were spent trying to make us forget that Dexter actually nothing more than a psychopath. I have a feeling that the writers are going to make us remember what he is in a severe way.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Treme

    by Marc Cerasini

    Carlos, our local bodega owner, got his sat dish unstuck so Treme won't be on at his shop tonight. Look for a huge drop in ratings.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    BE ... has been terrific this year ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Season 1 and 2 have been terrific buildups to this season ... I can't get enough!

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Boardwalk Empire has been fucking outstanding this season

    by Therawbeats

    Every single character has a compelling story...except maybe Gyp. This season is almost on par with last, which was one of my favorite seasons of TV ever. Can't wait to see how it all wraps up.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Every single character has a compelling story

    by mypalfish

    Yeah, nothing says "compelling" like Margaret's lame prenatal care BS, or her soap opera affair with Owen. Let's face it. This season was cobbled together when Pitt became too much of a pain in the ass and had to be written off of the show. So we get a crappy replacement in Gyp. That also hurt Richard's storyline...now he gets a lame, forced love interest. It was an "off" season for BE, imo.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I am liking Boardwalk this year

    by Rob0729

    IDK, I think it has been pretty good. I like Gyp too. I don't think he is one dimensional although I think they have been lazy a bit in showing how truly fucked up he truly is (the Easter dinner where he shows how he is hen-pecked by his wife, mother-in-law, and daughters and his sexual preferences). They haven't given that side of him enough to build. Otherwise, I think they have done a pretty good job shifting focus from the Jimmy centric season last year (which I found a bit slow early in the season and saved by a last season push).

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Mypalefish.....you are 1000% correct.....

    by sauronthepowerful

  • I still think the show has been excellent this year.<p> but you are spot on correct that this has been corrective storytelling to compensate for the loss of Pitt.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Yay!!!!!!!.......a Treme post

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Boardwalk Season 3 apologists - you're idiots

    by georgecauldron

    You probably took a few years to realize the SW prequels were shit, too. Keep telling yourselves Gyp is a great, multifaceted villain or that the character arcs are interesting.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    A high body count on DEXTER is very likely...

    by fordat1

    For the show to go on for one more season, some folks have "Got to Go"... Dexter killing Deb... That would close a line with the Audience that Even these producers I suspect wouldn't want to cross. If anything, they might have them end up in each others arms at the end of this season. A Taboo, but they are only HALF BROTHER AND SISTER, so the creep factor is OTT. More then likley the one who will do some of the killing is Deb in order to PROTECT DEXTER, so say goodbye to Lt. Maria LaGuerta. How will it all end? Either Dexter "Dying" and starting afresh somewhere else or some sort of "heroic" death and his secret goes to his grave. Next Year I suspect will be a wild endgame.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    24 (Homeland)

    by NudeandAroused

    Anybody wonder how the world's most wanted terrorist could possible get into the US? Straight out of 24, and it was BS. Next we are going to hear about the mole.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Disagree with my opinion and youre an idiot

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Welcome to AICN talkbacks people! Well personally I've really enjoyed this season. I do agree somewhat with johnnyangel about Nucky however and Van Aldens presence just seems forced this season. I dont mind Gyp, they succeeded in making him repulsive enough that I look forward to seeing his demise.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    @ georgecauldron

    by Judge Briggs

    And you're a tr0ll ... whatever.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    @georgecauldron

    by scors54

    You have every right not to like the show, the writing, the characters, whatever. I won't even use the overused "why do you come in here if you don't like it" crap. You have a right to even that. But to call those of us that do enjoy this season idiots simply because we don't share what you obviously feel is your "super-evolved" viewpoint, is the sign of a truly narcissistic, whiny cunt. Go fuck yourself---repeatedly.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    gyp is 2 dimensional...on purpose

    by walt

    take away the colorful murder and sex scenes, guys like gyp did exist watch any doc or read any book on the times guys who would either be dead or in prison made a killing during prohibition would masaria ever let a guy like gyp work under him? probably not...guys like gyp cost money but there were plenty of independent contractors who were just as psycho and malicious...and when prohibition ended, most ended up on their asses or dead be is not turning out the way the sopranos did...which had a specific story to tell and stayed on that path till the very end the writers of be are allowing the show to take its own path so right now, there isnt a central character and that may be disconcerting to some...however not to those who loved the wire i love this era in history. shows how our current form of democracy was created as well as our current economy i know some people hate the current harrow arc...but the phantom of the opera bit could only go so far and lets be honest, the writers are setting it up for ultimate tragedy i remember all the bitchin and moanin about the 2nd and last seasons of the wire....until people sat back and took the series in as a whole...and then they got it if you wanna bail...do it i bailed on dexter

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    mypalfish do you hate when tv educates?

    by walt

    were you aware that the margaret prenatal care storyline is based on fact? bet you arent and i lay dollar to donuts that after viewing that part of the series, many ran to google to find out the history of prenatal care which is important as FUCKING WINGNUTS ARE TRYING TO STOP WOMEN FROM GETTING FUCKING CONTRACEPTIVES AND FUCKING PRENATAL CARE AND THIS COUNTRY CANNOT RETURN TO A FUCKING TIME WHEN WOMEN WERE FORCED TO DRINK BAD MILK TO CAUSE AN ABORTION...YOU MOTHERFUCKING CRETIN

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I love Gyp

    by Hercules

    Gaston Means also

  • Very accurately<p> Gyp is trite and overplayed though humorous at times.<p> The character is getting old.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Ned's more Stuhlbarg, Williams, Graham and Wigham. Needs less.....

    by sauronthepowerful

    Mol, Yusef, ,MacDonald, and even a bit less Buscemi.

  • Maybe.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    A Treme Post - and more.....

    by arzbest

    Best night on TV. Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Treme, Amazing Race, Walking Dead, Revenge. It takes me all week to watch them all. What a life.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Why no Mention of the Grey Cup?

    by Redhead_Redemption

    oh..maybe cause not even Canadians care

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Problem with BE

    by kuryakin

    It has all these little moments that are individually incredible but it never really hangs together for me. So you have bits like the whole thing with Chalky and his daughter & the doctor, just beautifully acted and written yet WTF did it have to do with the rest of the show? Same with that episode with Capone and his kid and the barstool beat down:Graham was fucking awesome there, confusion, rage, tenderness, that beautiful ending with him singing to his kid. That was a great part of the show. Great part. And every scene with Van Alden, obviously. Yet I feel like I have to sit through a whole bunch of actually quite boring filler to get to these great little moments. There are enough of them that its worth watching and there isn't anything actually BAD in there but still it's not got the overall heft of something like the Sopranos, for example

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Harrow

    by kuryakin

    You know I get people wanting Richard to flip out and kill everyone but man I just want him to get the fuck out this life, he's just getting his shit together, has a cute GF Just get on a fucking bus with your special lady Richard! I'm really worried he's marked for a tragic death, I'm going to be fucking gutted :( haha

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Goddamn!

    by DougMcKenzie

    Bucky doing some damage with a shotgun there. Hands dirty? Yes please!

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Nucky not Bucky, this ain't cap America...

    by DougMcKenzie

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Dunn Purnsley.......hero to the masses

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Maybe Gyp should lay off the racist remarks........

    by sauronthepowerful

    Would help buy a lot of loyalty.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Gyps window of opportunity just passed

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Looks like Harrow may get to do everyone's dirty work after all.....

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    He won't kill Deb...

    by Gary Cochran

    I get the feeling that Deb is going to become his partner.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Chalky was looking for respect from a partner.

    by DougMcKenzie

    Not a quick payoff, and when his guard is down, one of his own offing him for their own payday. Can't trust Gyp... Even Chalky knows that at this point. Nucky is always on the level and doesn't treat Chalky as a racist.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Shit just got fuckin real......

    by sauronthepowerful

    Eli<p> Capone<p> Harrow<p> The merciful end of Rosettis short tenure on this earth.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Man.......I gotta wait a friggin week for this!

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    She's gonna choke Gyp...

    by Mr Soze

    Harrow will mop up the thugs

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    But did that episode "educate" us, lol?

    by mypalfish

    Now THAT was a great hour of TV! And not a whining word from Margaret or any talk about prenatal care.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST

    The 1 second shot in the trailer of Harrow

    by Itchy

    with blood all over his mask has me wishing I could fast forward a week. Holy shit was that episode good. Can't wait to see how it all comes to a head. Tonight's whole episode was a study in loyalty ... Nucky taking care of Eddie when the smart play would have been to run out the back door, Chalky sticking with Nucky when the easy play would have been to open the door, Eli bringing back Capone when he had more to gain by staying gone. And Harrow, being kicked to the curb, watching his brief moment of stability and happiness disappear.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Palefish........agreed.....and agreed

    by sauronthepowerful

    I REALLY hope that Gillian isnt the one who ends Gyp.<p> She needs a Harrow in the head.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    And it was a phenomenal hour of tv

    by sauronthepowerful

    By a LONG shot

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    This show is approaching The Wire/Breaking Bad greatness.

    by Wolfman Nards

    Only marks against it are the first two seasons. Not that they were bad, but it took until this year to lift off. And gotta hand it to the writers shocking us all and killing off such a main player last year. Cast a lot of doubt with viewers. Jimmy who? Mission accomplished.

  • It would be very unsatisfying if Gretchen Mol (I can't remember her character's name, so go fuck yourself) ended up offing Gyp in bed. She already had her moment with Dabney Coleman (see above parenthetical). I predict she will TRY to strangle Gyp for real, he will sense it at the last moment and kill her. Gyp will be offed by Nucky or possibly Capone. Harrow will go apeshit throughout the whorehouse. In the end, he will find Tommy and become his guardian, and finally someone on this show will have something pure. He may even end up working for Nucky again, in which case, strike the "pure" part after a few episodes into next season. I will be back next week to gloat over my brilliance.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    As bad as the previous two episodes were

    by TheGreatHomsar

    This next-to-last episode was fucking great. Nucky finally beginning to understand just how valuable Chalky is, and the moment when he realized he'd been with Eddie for years and didn't even know if the man had a family...brilliantly done. The standoff scene with Gyp and Chalky's men, the back-of-the-truck scene, Nucky's handshake with Chalky. Great stuff. And finally, Richard laying out his arsenal and getting ready to unleash some unholy ass-kicking. Hell. Fucking. Yes.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Oh and how could I forget?

    by TheGreatHomsar

    Capone delivering the best line of the series so far, "We been on the road for 18 hours. Need a bath. Some chow. Then you and me, we sit down and talk about who dies."

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    This is life." "How is it not personal?

    by GravyAkira

    Boardwalk Empire has been blowing me away this season. Gyp seemed like a cheap Italian Cariacture character for me at first, but he has really grown on me as this season progressed. A walking terror. This may be my favorite season yet, and this wait until next Sunday is going to be brutal. Best show on TV by far!

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    DAMN.

    by Tim

    That episode was intense. Reminded me of the Sopranos episode 'The Blue Comet'. Instant classic. And the set up for next week!!! And georgecauldren, I'm an idiot because I don't agree with your opinion? You must be a really pleasant person to know in real life. Fucking prick.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    1.4 for The Mentalist? Damn. Sucks hard that it was moved to Sunday.

    by jimbojones123

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    what a fucking awesome episode

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    I don't have any real problem with the Margaret/Van Alden/Daugherty storylines but it was great to just ditch the extraneous stuff for an episode and just concentrate on one thing. And a ton more Chalky. My favourite episode so far.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    What........no Dunn Pernsley love around here

    by sauronthepowerful

    Just sayin

  • And the shadow figure that is Quinn is going to become very interesting...especially since F Murray Abraham is his boss. Finally, Mandy Pantinkin's character is one cool MoFo. Love the show. And yes, Boardwalk Empire rocked tonight, as well.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Great Dexter, Homeland and Boardwalk Empire

    by FrodoFraggins

    in addition to the Walking Dead.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Gyp is stereotypical but well played in my opinion

    by FrodoFraggins

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Gyp is one-dimensional... but that one-dimension is awesome

    by Mattman

    If more naysaying TBers ventured out into the real world, they'd be surprised to meet some one-dimensional stereotypes. If the show was filled with them, I'd understand the bitching, but it's not. Gyp is a hurricane sweeping through the show, stirring shit up, and forcing EVERY character into action. I love it.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    one would need a bath and some chow

    by Matthew

    after all those hours on the road, boardwalk empire was like the godfather or goodfellas, it felt like a movie, best show on tv ever. The fact that it takes place in the 1920s must be difficult to shoot with old cars.

  • OH!

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Here's how to capture terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir

    by Truxton Spangler

    Just pull over the SUV with blacked out windows and no license plate. CIA not required, even a traffic cop can (and often do in real life) do it. His henchmen? Those are the shady looking guys who pulled up in said SUV, jump out, and start loading and unloading an ENG van in plain view in the parking lot of a busy coffee shop while the crew is dining inside. And who knew? Quinn not only has magical healing powers, but is also versed in weapons and limo driving. Some shows...the best shows...get better as they go on. Some peak early and go downhill, or get repetitive as they age. Unfortunately, it looks like Homeland is going to follow the latter path, like 24 did. Don't get me wrong, it's still one of the things I enjoy most on TV, but the warning signs can't be ignored.

  • Darth Gyp is a great prohibition era Sith lord. I'm just waiting for the epic showdown between Mace White and Emperor Joe Masaria.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 5:01 a.m. CST

    last weeks episode of Homeland

    by emeraldboy

    was utterly stupid

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Richard Harrow = Travis Bickle

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    Richard is about to go "last 20 minutes of Taxi Driver" all up in this piece. A crazy loner going on a shooting rampage to rescue a child from a whorehouse = good stuff.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 5:53 a.m. CST

    therawbeatsdotcom

    by Dancingforever

    Blue Comet is a very good comparison. Super episode, the ending was awesome, great to see MKW featured in the episode. I thought season 2 couldn't be topped, but this season is exceptional. Another perfect episode. Seeing Nuck with the shotgun, awesome stuff.

  • BTW Boardwalk empire hooked me this season after the first two seasons couldn't do the job. Now I have to go back and watch the S1/2 episodes I missed :).

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    truxton spanglers cereal cabal

    by Dancingforever

    It's sad to see a show like Homeland go off the rails stupid, but I owuld agree with your assesement. The show has stopped beign about the story, and instead exists to continue Carrie and Brody's relationship regardless of it makes sense in the world of the show, or any world for that matter. What started as a very interesting drama has turned into a late night Soap Opera with the CIA as the back drop.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    In my opinion, THE BEST episode of Boardwalk Empire to date.

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    The last ep of Dexter was wayyy better than this one.

    by happybunni

    This one was kind of basic and silly.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Harrow in future seasons

    by sloppythirds

    Please don't kill him off. He just needs to get out of the life he's living right now. But, just have him show up randomly in future seasons. Nucky cornered by two gangsters in a dark alley. Shots fired. Harrow lowers his sniper rifle. Nucky looks confused, then sees Harrow in the distance. Richard nods to Nucky. Nucky nods back. Richard walks away. No words exchanged. Rinse, wash, repeat. Just do that every season.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Gyp is nothing more than a Pesci character in a Scorsese movie.

    by OgieOglethorpe

    Beating the crap out of or killing someone anytime they open their mouths for shock value does not a character make. Having said that, him on the beach wearing that old General's hat was genius. Here's hoping Margaret and the kids are never seen on screen again.. the only thing that makes them bearable is a DVR and a fast forward button.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Nucky is now a full on bad ass. That shotgun/door scene was intense!

    by MoneyGrabSequel

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Man, do I f-n HATE Gillian . . .

    by Nice Marmot

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    BTW, Bob's Burger's did a nice Jaws parody/homage.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Just in case anyone was wonderin'.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Bob's Burgers...

    by Jarek

    They did a 'My Neighbor Totoro' segment last week... which I find more interesting.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Next Sunday can't come fast enough

    by skycrapper

    Should be an explosive finale plus we'll get some new Game of Thrones footage.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Boardwalk Empire: Yes! we had a Margaret-free episode!!

    by Titus05

    I think this is the first time in the show's history that she did not appear for an entire episode

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Homeland: topless Morena Baccarin last night!!

    by Titus05

    so what exactly is Nazir's endgame?...the bomb at the base was obviously just a ruse to expose Brody as a double agent working with the CIA...Season 1 was overrated and slow but Season 2 is a 100% improvement...every episode has me on the edge of my seat

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    that boardwalk was amazing

    by jsfithaca

    however homeland last night had me on the edge of my seat. all that stuff with quinn (and estes towards the end) was so intense. i can't wait till next week for both shows. nucky with a shotgun was awesome! and the abundance of chalky and eddie was great. if they had killed eddie i would of been so pissed. well off to watch dexter and the walking dead!

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Boardwalk.

    by SleeplessAtYourMomsHouse

    Boardwalk was fantastic last night. I've loved this season but that was hands down the best episode yet. I've been hanging for more Chalky and he delivered. Next weeks episode looks to be incredible.

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    in regards to DEXTER,

    by Jared Parker

    they must have something big planned for the next 3 episodes, i think. i mean, why else kill off the seasonal antagonist so early? maybe laguerta and matthews are going to be on dexter's table in the finale?

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    BOARDWALK EMPIRE was so fucking cool last night

    by Jared Parker

    i expect a high body count next week

  • Nov. 26, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Boardwalk Empire - heading to a great finish

    by Knightvalin

    Contrary to what some of the cooler than cools have said here, I think S3 of BE has been the best one yet. Characters have taken turns you haven't expected, gone downright Creepy ( would you mess with Jimmy's mom?) and in last nights ep, a star making scene with Stephen Graham, as Capone 'We been on the road 18 hours to get here.' I'm gonna take a bath, have some chow, then you and me are gonna sit down and decide on who dies'..... Priceless. Attention to detail in this show is amazing. Looking forward to the season closer and what they've got up their sleeves next year. Oh yeah, been renewed already...can't be doing that bad. Can't Be Sucking too much....I think Harrow goes down in a blaze of glory next week, trying a ' Taxi Driver' rescue of Jimmy's son. Were I Gretchen Mol, wouldn't stand near a window, we've seen what Harrow can do with a scope.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Knightvalin

    by WeylandYutani

    Well said. I too am waiting for Harrow to do what he does best. The one thing I don't get that perhaps you can explain: why did Jimmy's mom fire him? i know she is a controlling bitch, but she is a bright femme fatale-type and I would have thought she'd be smarter to keep Harrow arround if things went south with Gyp at the whore house even if she is pissed at his new relationship. Also, is it just me or does Harrow's GF look remarkably like Gretchen Mol?

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Jokers

    by KGersen

    there really are some jokers on AICN, reading down the comments, all bitching and moaning about how shit Boardwalk has been.....and then they see this episode and they shit themselves realising just how great it is. Two parts had me cheering out loud - Harrow laying out his arsenal of destruction, and Capone turning up and his last line. Next week is going to be fucking great. Bring the pain upon Gyp and Gillian.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 6:51 a.m. CST

    weylandyutani

    by KGersen

    re Jimmy's mum, it makes sense...she had a truly bizarre relationship with her son (which basically killed him), she now wants to turn Tommy into her little Jimmy and she won't allow anyone to take that away from her...hence her action's with Harrow. Yes she's intelligent, manipulative and a survivor but she's also mad as a box of frogs and this causes her to act irrationally. Also agree with someone else wrote - Gyp has to fill in as the protagonist as people like Masseria, Capone, Lansky and Luchianno have real histories. Nucky is partly based on real life, characters like Chalky, Harrow, Gyp, Margaret, Jimmy, Van Alden etc have to be the protagonists around which stories form and move whilst keeping the real life trajectories moving.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    About Treme ...

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    Great episode and one that I can see as a good ending to the series - life in New Orleans continues on as F'd up as ever but the people enduring and still enjoying life when they can. It was cool (but sorta strange) seeing most all of characters in the same scene after 3 seasons of them having loose connections for the most part. The one question I need to know - at the end did Big Chief and Miss LaDonna make sweet love???

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Still got 5 more episodes of Trme to go next year.....lets hope.....

    by sauronthepowerful

    That Lucia Micarelli isnt in any of them.<p> All season has been spent watching her butcher b-grade hack roots vocals.<p> Cant believe how far that character has fallen.

  • It has been a great season and the past episode ranks as probably the best of the entire series.<p> Looks like Harrow is going to betray all of the high art connoisseurs and turn his back on "David Lynch's 'Americana'" by really going full on next week.<p> I guess the "lower elements of this audience" really did have it right when it came to Harrow to the chagrin of the foie gras and chardonnay "artistes."<p> Otherwise a very fulfilling development to the show.<p> Still want to see more of Stuhlbarg, Graham, Williams, and Wigham.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    And, still no Dunn Pernsley love?????

    by sauronthepowerful

    What's with that.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Richard's character arc

    by muwarriorsfan

    Last season, he had some great moments. His sketching session with Angela, his scrapbook making, and his "alone time" in the woods all stood out as highlights. He didn't have to be killing anyone to be interesting. But this year, his storyline just seemed contrived. The love interest plot didn't gel and the kid is such a horrible actor that it's impossible to care at all about his fate. Angela and Richard seemed to have 100% more of a connection last season (even if just a friendship) than what's-her-name that he's with now.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    The dog

    by KGersen

    watch the dog! Hahaha where is that joker dancingforever anyway? I was looking forward to his bullcrap re this latest episode.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Damian Lewis has signed a 5 year deal...

    by popboy

    with Homeland. its a seven series deal. we havent seen the back of this show just yet.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    @kgerson: Question on Harrow

    by obijuanmartinez

    I was trying to figure out out whether he was hitting another suicidal streak, and ritually laying out all his belongings, etc. - OR, whether (as you say), he was assembling an ensemble of ass-whoopage...

  • he may be willing to go the route of the former in order to save Tommy, if need be.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    kgersen................. :) :) :)

    by sauronthepowerful

    Yes indeed!

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Harrow laying out the tools of the trade....

    by IamZardoz

    is one of those scenes that have been repeated in numerous movies and I still love it. Reminds me especially of the same type of scene in "Valdez is Coming". Harrow is about to go medieval on somebody.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    popboy

    by jsfithaca

    link?

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    here is the link to the homeland story

    by emeraldboy

    http://www.rte.ie/ten/2012/1127/lewisd.html

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    kgersen

    by WeylandYutani

    Thx for putting two and two together for me. I knew she was making her grandson a 'little jimmy' but for some reason I did not factor how Harrow was interfering. I was only thinking that having that dude in your corner is a good thing. Sometimes I wonder if I have a tumour. BTW: mad as a box of frogs – I'm so using that.

  • Nov. 27, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    The 5 year deal

    by Extr3m1st

    Could be a ruse, there is no way they can drag this story out for even another year let alone 5 more.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    sauronthepowerful3 / obijuanmartinez / weylandyutani

    by KGersen

    Sauron - the dickhead deserves to have the piss taken out of him / her. You tried to be polite and were given back rude condescending crap. Would love to hear the wanker's excuses. Obijuan - just my take but I think the way Harrow's jaw was working showed he was in a rage. Someone, Gillian of all people, has pissed on his dream of a normal family life and now he's going to take vengeance. I hope they don't make it some crazed suicide mission. Harrow is a trained sniper, used to tactical planning and patience, and by my count at 63 people killed, he's the most cold-blooded killer out of all the characters. I hope he demolishes Gyps crew in the mansion and leaves Gillian standing amongst the ruins. Weyland - no probs, just my take on it, maybe Gillian has more cards up her sleeve. I think the term 'mad as a box of frogs' is Aussie, like mad as a cut snake, nicely does the trick.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    kgersen.....though thanks again. You do indeed speak the truth of the matter.

    by sauronthepowerful

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Treme

    by Briestro

    What a season of triumph and tragedy. Great ending! I'm assuming Terry quits the force soon, and I hope Albert lives through the end of next season, though I have my doubts. B

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Dexter was retarded

    by David Duchovny

    People who get gut shot can live hours and days. Could have got him to the hospital easily.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    thegreathomsar already said it, but...

    by Darth_Tarantino

    Capone did indeed have the best line of this particular series of BE; "I need a shower, some chow and then you and me are going to sit down and talk about who dies." I can't wait for the conclusion next week :)

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Gyp is a tea bagger

    by David Duchovny

    Just a dumbass who tries to act smart and gets pissed off when people call him on his bullshit. Worst character I've seen on TV in awhile, and I used to watch Grey's Anatomy with my slit.

  • Nov. 28, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    kgersen: "by my count at 63 people killed"

    by heylookoverthere

    Isn't that Harrow's count? He hasn't killed anyone since Manny right? Great episode. It didn't occur to me until the end that by setting up Remus Nucky could make a deal to provide booze to Chicago in exchange for muscle. Should have seen that coming.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 4:49 a.m. CST

    heylookoverthere

    by KGersen

    Yeah I think it was Harrow's count, when asked by Nucky how many men had he killed. And yep don't think he's killed anyone since Manny

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    premature postulation. People Harrow has killed:

    by heylookoverthere

    -dude who cut Jimmy's whorefriend -Random clansmen -Al Neary's "suicide" -Manny Am I missing any?

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Harrow's body count

    by scors54

    Here is the exact dialogue from "Bone for Tuna". Harrow's count is, as stated by the man himself, 63: Mickey Doyle: I didn’t do it! Didn’t do it! I didn’t kill Manny Horvitz! … I was only blowing smoke, okay? Shooting my mouth off! Just to keep things lively. I never went near him, I swear. Richard Harrow: He’s telling the truth. Nucky Thompson: How do you know? Richard Harrow: How do you think? Nucky Thompson: Jesus. Richard Harrow: I waited outside his house and I used a shotgun very close. Nucky Thompson: May I ask why? Richard Harrow: Angela Darmody. Nucky Thompson: Not her husband? Richard Harrow: Jimmy was a soldier. He fought. He lost. Nucky Thompson: So I can assume that my family and I are safe? Harrow nods. You and Mrs. Thompson were good to me. You have nothing to fear. How many people have you killed? Nucky asks him. Richard Harrow: (without hesitation) 63. Nucky Thompson: Do you think about any of them? Richard Harrow: You know the answer to that yourself.

  • Nov. 29, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Sooo...

    by scors54

    No, we would NOT have seen all 63. I'm sure many if not most of those would have been in the trenches. And, by that conversation, the last few lines, we can easily assume that Harrow knows Nucky killed Jimmy, and that Nucky knows that he does.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST

    I wasn't suggesting that harrow was lying about killing 63 people.

    by heylookoverthere

    I just thought he'd killed more people on the show.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I think...

    by scors54

    ...you have the number we have seen correct--now, did he also wipe out that crew that tried to kill Nucky on the Boardwalk as well--or were they included in one of the groups you mentioned? Him killing that kid that must have been about 14 was pretty chilling.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    All of the kills Harrow has had on the show in one video

    by scors54

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IETfRELQ-5Q