Everyone wants respect and everyone wants power. Where we run into trouble is when we can’t truly handle the actions we take to gain respect or power. Some can handle it, many can’t.
Nucky Thompson is in that latter category. Although he constantly likes to present himself as all-powerful and worth the respect of his peers, it's clear that Nucky’s choices haunt him... quite literally, in fact. Turns out, becoming more than half a gangster... http://www.tv.com/news/boardwalk-empire-bone-for-tuna-review-a-ghost-joins-the-gangster-power-rankings-29706/