'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Ourselves Alone': I can't get no satisfaction

'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Ourselves Alone': I can't get no satisfaction

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I fall into the shoe polish... 

"You know the funny thing? Nobody takes power. Somebody else has to give it to them. Look around, big brother. What do you got?" -Eli
This season of "Boardwalk Empire" is one large power struggle between Nucky and the various men trying to bring him down, and "Ourselves Alone" features one display of power after another - some effective, some not. 

The Commodore tries to show off his youthful vigor by not only dying his hair a ridiculous jet black, but lifting the elephant tusk when the much younger Damian couldn't. Margaret demonstrates her strength to both Nucky (by rescuing the ledger from the state cops) and the IRA fund-raiser (who, like so many men on this show, is surprised to hear a woman speak so plainly and smartly). Jimmy tries to partner up with Arnold Rothstein, initially not realizing that Meyer and Lucky may be the ascendant powers here, and he in turn gets to show his personal strength in baiting the two wiseguys who were hassling Meyer into a fight Jimmy knows he'll win. Nucky tries to bully Eli into coming back over to his side, but Eli knows how much of a bluff it is.  Read More...



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