BOARDWALK EMPIRE Recap: “You’d Be Surprised”


I think a fitting subheading to this week’s Boardwalk Empire episode would be "You’d Be Surprised … at just how wrong things can go for everyone."  Could anyone have been more disappointed with their lot by the end of things?  Nucky seems to be having the worst of it (well, arguable Gyp had a pretty rough night, but more on that in a bit), and the walls seem to be closing in on him from all directions — his home life is a mess, his mistress doesn’t behave quite how he wants her to, his crime syndicate is falling apart at the seems, and on the fringes of the story, Nucky’s powerful political friends are facing federal investigation.  It’s just the kind of world where a man can’t even complain about a faulty iron without getting bashed over the head, dang it.  For more on that and how my secret is tape worms, hit the jump. Read More...


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