The conspirators trying to make a move on Nucky Thompson had spent countless hours, and nearly half this season of 'Boardwalk Empire' meticulously plotting their political coup. But in 'Peg of Old,' they lost their patience to see it through, and hastily moved on to assassination.
But luck smiled down on Nuck, and the assassin's bullet went right through his hand, missing his vitals. Even so, this thing just got real. We'll have to wait to see if Nucky will exact revenge on his rivals, but for now let's catalogue the damage done in this installment.
To keep track of the deals, deception and death, AOL TV is continuing our weekly 'Boardwalk Empire' gangster index, a guide to who's up and who's down among HBO's organized criminals.
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