Nucky asking Meyer to tell him something about himself was an important moment for Boardwalk Empire. At first Meyer wanted to repeat his resume and his credentials — all important things — but there are lots of men with money with whom Nucky could partner. His hesitation regarding Arnold Rothstein had nothing to do with funds, it was about A.R.’s singular resolve to win. Meyer eventually did tell Nucky a story about where he came from and how he came up (with Lucky). That vignette told Nucky wanted he needed to know — that Meyer was strong, loyal and determined. It also reminded us of something even more important; for all of its showmanship and tangled seasonal plots, what we really want from Boardwalk are personal stories. Hit the jump for more.