'Boardwalk Empire': Everything's personal for Gyp Rosetti


"Boardwalk Empire" delivered big tonight, in a complex episode full of high-stakes encounters, power plays, and the ghost of Jimmy Darmody. The "new year with new rules" isn't sitting well with Nucky Thompson -- and he's dealing with inner turmoil over the actions he took to secure his present position. In the opening scene's dream sequence, the operator mentions Jimmy Darmody's (Michael Pitt) final words to Nucky, when she says that "the only thing to worry about is when you run out of company." The dream, his hallucinations and the flashback of Jimmy all indicate Thompson's remorse for his murder -- and that he misses his protege-turned-adversary ("reminiscing, I guess... the old days").Nuck is accustomed to the traditional order of his gangster enterprise -- with an occasional bump in the road -- and Gyp Rosetti's erratic behavior is a direct affront to business as usual. So while Thompson struggles with his feelings and the emotional...



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