BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season Four Premiere Recap: “New York Sour”

For some, Fall is a reminder of the passing of life, but nothing brings that idea home so viscerally as Boardwalk Empire.  Last season’s premiere was steeped in violence, and the same is true this year.  Really, last season was a bloodbath back to front, with some lulling episodes in between.  That’s become the show’s signature: luscious sets, a somber tone, an unhurried pace and lots and lots of violence.  After Jimmy’s death the show needed to redefine itself, but what it has offered so far is a hodgepodge of things, some of which have been successful (Richard’s emotional journey, Eli’s redemption) and many which have not (Billie’s arc, the splintering of the narrative across several cities, a continued focus on Gillian).  Hit the jump for what “New York Sour” set up, and why it might be the best-named Boardwalk episode yet.

 

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