Boardwalk Empire Recap: I Want You to Know


It’s a B-story-packed episode of Boardwalk Empire, in which we connect with old friends like Nelson Van Alden (speaking his old name again), the Capones (briefly), and Gillian (still trying for custody of Tommy; still dating the Piggly Wiggly man). But there’s a thematic conceit that helps connect a lot of the subplot track-jumping. In a couple different time zones, characters seem tired of their secrets. And it’s cool to see that some of these less regularly attended to narrative arcs are capable of proving resonant with respect to the show’s deep history, especially compared with last week’s long-telegraphed Chalky-Dunn finale (which was exciting as it happened, but seems now quickly forgotten).  Read More...


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