Boardwalk Empire Recap: Sing It Again, for Me


What to make of the fact that the most dramatically straightforward episode of Boardwalk Empire this season is its most satisfying one yet? There’s none of the Illinois arc, nor any of New York’s in this episode, while even the Floridians and DC lawmen in the Boardwalk universe do us the favor of traveling to Atlantic City at various points. Our colleague Matt Zoller Seitz relates, over here, a high level of satisfaction with this season’s unhurried, and highly distractible, narrative momentum. (And he’s got big hopes for the run-up-to-the-finale, as do we all.) But as far as individual hours of successful television go, this one was achieved though more or less traditional ends: We watched a core group of characters, unified in time and space, going through changes.




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