'Boardwalk Empire' season finale: Same boardwalk, different Nucky

The big question leading into tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" season finale was how Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) would manage to recover from the streak of bad luck and betrayal which has steadily encroached upon him all season. But after a finale filled with strategic maneuvers and an enormous body count, the lingering issue remaining for Season 4 is whether or not Nucky will stick to the "full gangster" mantra. Season 3 was more consistent than the last -- the writing was stronger, and it played out with fewer contemplative and slow episodes. And unlike last year, the finale wasn't packed with jaw-dropping revelations or unexpected deaths. Instead, "Margate Sands" played out as a tribute to Nucky Thompson's shrewd negotiating skills, and his ability to take back his city after losing nearly everything. *WARNING: Spoilers ahead* A Nucky-less Atlantic City is chaotic, and gang violence has the press and the public talking. Even as Thompson plots his...


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