'Boardwalk Empire' - '21': Dirty laundry

"Boardwalk Empire" is back for its second season. I posted my review of the first six episodes earlier this week, and I have specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I grow up to be a fishmonger... 

"How does it feel - to have everything?" -Richard

Because Lucy is still pregnant with Van Alden's devil spawn, we know that it's only been a few months since the end of the first season, but a lot has changed while we were away. Jimmy and Angela have gone from common-law spouses to actual ones, and moved into a nice house on the beach, though it's clear this relationship - and the now-omnipresent Gillian - is a struggle for Angela. Nucky and Margaret are so rooted in domestic routine that the kids refer to him as their "uncle," while Nucky is already stepping out on Margaret with good-time girls at the speakeasies. Van Alden and Lucy have moved in together in some unexplained but unsettling arrangement. And the Commodore has recovered enough that he's ready to begin his offensive against Nucky's machine... 



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