Nucky Tries to Secure a Business Partner in Ireland on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

Nucky headed to Ireland to try and set up a trade line of guns for Irish whiskey on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). What he walked into was akin to a civil war within the Irish rebellion against Britain. The man he went to meet, who was the leader of The Cause, lost a son in the battle and so had lost his will to support further bloodshed. This put a serious crimp in Nucky's plans as the demand for firearms would cease along with a cease fire. But just as things felt hopeless, after the leader put Nucky in a car back to the port with one of his men, gunshots erupted behind them.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE “Battle of the Century” Season 2 Episode 9

BOARDWALK EMPIRE  “Battle of the Century” Season 2 Episode 9 airs November 20 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis:  Arriving in Belfast, Nucky and Owen meet with IRA leaders with a barter proposition. Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Jimmy and his partners broker a deal with George Remus (Glenn Fleshler) for his “medicinal” alcohol before taking a break to see/hear the Dempsey fight. Margaret frets when Emily’s (Josie and Lucy Gallina) illness takes a turn for the worse; Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) orchestrates a worker’s strike at the Ritz; Waxey Gordon (Nick Sandow) takes action against Manny Horvitz (William Forsythe) in Philadelphia; Randolph and Clifford Lathrop (Curt Bouril) grill Halloran about Nucky’s past. Read More...

Did Nucky Thompson Just Admit Defeat on 'Boardwalk Empire'? (VIDEO)

It was the day Jimmy and the Commodore had been waiting for on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). A seemingly beaten and humbled Nucky Thompson walked into their presence and announced that he was done. Losing his father and nearly his own life has made him realize that he doesn't need all the chaos that goes with Atlantic City. So he resigned his post as Treasurer and is looking to retire. The smile on Jimmy's face was probably enough to make Nucky grit his teeth, but he was playing the long game. Of course Nucky isn't going to ride off into the sunset. He's just reevaluating existing strategies and making new moves.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE “Two Boats and a Lifeguard” Season 2 Episode 8

BOARDWALK EMPIRE  “Two Boats and a Lifeguard” Season 2 Episode 8  airs November 13 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis :  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. Read More...

Someone Tries to Kill Nucky on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

It seems as though Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) has more friends than enemies lately on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). Even in a crowded room, in front of hundreds of witnesses, people are still trying to kill him. After a cryptic confrontation with Jimmy, in which he told Nucky, "It doesn't make a difference if you're right or wrong, just make a decision," Buscemi's character was attacked by an unknown shooter who caught him with a bullet in the hand before he was taken out by a federal agent. We're all for keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, but in this case, perhaps Nucky would be better keeping some distance from everyone for a while.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE “Peg of Old” Season 2 Episode 7

BOARDWALK EMPIRE  “Peg of Old” Season 2 Episode 7  airs November 6 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis :  While Nucky enlists heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey  to promote the wireless broadcast of his upcoming fight, Jimmy faces a decision that could shape the future of Atlantic City. Margaret travels to Brooklyn for a bittersweet reunion with the family she left behind in Ireland. Irked by the arrival of Daugherty’s new federal prosecutor Esther Randolph, Nelson weighs his options as his personal and professional problems converge. Badly in need of support, Lucy visits an old flame for a handout. Owen settles one score, and sets his sights on a new conquest. Read More...

An Ambush of a Liquor Shipment Turns Into Opportunity on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

It looks like Jimmy is ready to make his move on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). Nucky is distracted and Jimmy is motivated. So when he finds out the shipment they stopped by Waxy's boys, Lucky and Lansky, he manages to resist the urge to get into a bloody shootout. As he tells his own cohorts, sometimes you have to bite your lip and not kill everyone who's done you wrong. Sometimes it's better for business to let them keep living and try to make a deal to take the liquor trade away from both Nucky and Arnold Rothstein. So completely against his initial thoughts, Jimmy decides to let this shipment go through. After all, he'd found something potentially far more valuable than liquor. He'd found potential allies in his campaign to take down Nucky Thompson.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE “The Age of Reason” Season 2 Episode 6

BOARDWALK EMPIRE  “The Age of Reason” Season 2  Episode 6  airs October 30 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis:  Nucky orchestrates a risky liquor delivery in Philadelphia; Attorney General Daugherty faces a quandary that could complicate Nucky’s case; Jimmy finds a new mentor in Leander Whitlock (Dominic Chianese), the Commodore’s longtime lawyer; Margaret confesses her sins; Lucy struggles in solitude, while Van Alden wrestles with his conscience. Read More...

Eli's Attempt to Reconcile With Nucky End Up in a Fistfight on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

Who said anything about brotherly love superceding all. Loyalty is the stock Nucky trades in on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO), and once you prove you're all out of it, he's got no further use for you. Even if you're a blood relative. When Eli came to his brother, sobbing and apologizing and trying to make things right, Nucky told him in no uncertain terms where he stands now. He then proceeded to prove that even though he usually has other people get their hands dirty on his behalf, he's not above getting into the fray.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE “Gimcrack & Bunkum” Season 2 Episode 5

BOARDWALK EMPIRE  “Gimcrack & Bunkum” Season 2 Episode 5 airs October 23 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis:  After paying lip service to his enemies, Nucky introduces a surprise guest speaker at a Memorial Day dedication for war veterans. With his options dwindling, Eli questions his allegiances, but ends up digging himself a deeper hole. Nucky gets a new lawyer; Jimmy is taught a painful lesson by a Commodore crony; Richard goes hunting deep in the forest. Read More...