Boardwalk Empire Season 3 “Two Imposters” Review – The Horatio Alger Hero

I really hope the two people pictured above are gone for good when this season of Boardwalk Empirecomes to an end. *Fingers crossed*

On to this week’s episode . . .

Although I’ve struggled a bit as a viewer with this season of Boardwalk Empire there is no denying the show is finishing strong and that this week’s episode was one of the most exciting of the series.

After a failed ambush at the Four Seasons, Gyp sat at Nucky’s desk and pulled out a copy of Horatio Alger’s "Ragged Dick," a keepsake from Nucky’s youth with a personal note from his mother. It was definitely no coincidence that the writers went with a book by Alger. The final episodes of this season have shown various approaches to becoming the Horatio Alger hero, one achieves success despite many obstacles by picking up the good ol’ bootstraps. Granted, Gyp may ask you to seduce him by placing the strap around his neck and might beat you to death with the boot but whether through force or relationships, success in the face of adversity is a common thread between many of the characters featured in this week’s episode. Read More...


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