Boardwalk Empire Boss Explains Season Finale Death, Teases Season 3 Time Jump

SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you have not yet watched last night's Boardwalk Empire season finale . Seriously. You've been warned... On "To the Lost," this HBO drama delivered a true-game changer, as Nucky killed Jimmy Darmody, fulfilling the latter's first season prophecy that "you can't be half a gangster." Why did showrunner Terence Winter and his team go in this direction? Winter tells EW it was a matter of taking developments to their "logical extreme." Read More...

'Boardwalk Empire' Death: Yep, They Went There

(Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen the second season of "Boardwalk Empire" because you're planning to watch it in nickel-matinee installments on Atlantic Avenue, don't read this.) Jimmy Darmody, we hardly knew ye. Well, we sort of knew ye. We saw you rise from right-hand man to "Boardwalk Empire" mastermind Nucky Thompson to become, ever so briefly, the crime boss of Atlantic City. We flashed back to your World War I and Princeton days. And we saw that one time you had sex with your mom.

The Boardwalk-ing Dead

Just when it looked like estranged Atlantic City gangsters Nucky Thompson ( Steve Buscemi ) and Jimmy Darmody (an Emmy-worthy  Michael Pitt ) were getting the old band back together, the Nuckster ruthlessly gunned down his prodigal ex-protégé. The act shockingly showed the depths of Nuck's soullessness, especially after he swore he would repent to his conscience-stricken new bride, Margaret ( Kelly Macdonald ). Read More...

'Boardwalk Empire' Finale: Nucky's Showdown With Jimmy (VIDEO)

It was a showdown two seasons in the making, and finally in this week's season finale, it was Nucky versus Jimmy on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). After all the damage and ruckus Jimmy has caused Nucky over the past season, it was inevitable that it would come down to the two of them. Jimmy was once Nucky's right-hand man. He was the hair apparent to whatever kind of thrown Nucky sits on in Prohibition-era Atlantic City, but it just wasn't enough for Jimmy. Unfortunately, his ambition was more than his intellect could handle, and he found himself in over his head.

'Boardwalk Empire' Creator Justifies Shocking Ending, Shares Ideas for Season 3

Talking about the scene in season 2 finale that leaves fans outraged, Terence Winter says, 'It would be a cheat for us to say, 'We want to keep our beloved character Jimmy Darmody alive'.'

Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon on the State of Agent Van Alden’s Soul

When we spoke to Michael Shannon this time last year , he expressed some disappointment that his devoutly Christian Boardwalk Empire character, Agent Nelson Van Alden, had fallen so quickly from grace. During the second season, Van Alden has tried to delay payment on his sins, mainly by hiding the woman he impregnated in hopes of passing the baby on to his sterile wife. In the end, he lost everything — and after his dramatic escape last episode, we're not sure if he's going to embrace single parenthood or resume his descent into depravity. Shannon, who's currently shooting Man of Steel, spoke to us late last night about the state of Van Alden's soul leading up to Sunday night's finale. Read More...

Boardwalk Empire “To the Lost” Season 2 Episode 12 (Season Finale)

Boardwalk Empire  "To the Lost" Season  2 Episode 12 airs December 11 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis:  With Nucky’s trial looming, Jimmy looks to make amends. After weighing an offer from Esther Randolph, Margaret makes a decision that will change the course of her future – and Nucky’s. Read More...

HBO's 'Hung' Wraps Season on Low Note, 'Boardwalk Empire' Posts High

HBO's dark comedy  Hung  ended its third season on a sour note, but a shocking  Boardwalk Empire  delivered a season best in the ratings. Starring  Thomas Jane as a male prostitute, the  Hung season closer collected 930,000 viewers at 10 p.m. Sunday, down considerably from the 2.31 million viewers who tuned in for the show's Season 2 finale and down from the 2.9 million for the first year closer.    Adding the 247,000 who tuned in to an encore airing at midnight, the finale drew a total of 1.2 million. Season-to-date,  Hung  is averaging 4 million viewers per week, including linear plays, DVR and HBO On Demand figures. Read More...

'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Preview: Jimmy to Make Things Right

With Nucky's trial looming, Jimmy looks to make amends while Margaret makes an important decision that will affect her and Nucky's future.

Boardwalk Empire “Under God’s Power She Flourishes” Season 2 Episode 11

Boardwalk Empire  "Under God’s Power  She Flourishes" Season 2 Episode 11 airs December 4 at 9pm on HBO. Episode Synopsis:  With Margaret pondering the consequences of sin, Nucky prepares  her for a worst-case scenario as Esther Randolph plays out her trump cards. Jimmy revisits his college days with Angela and Gillian; Mickey Doyle chafes at sharing his liquor profits; Eli refuses to cop a plea. Nelson’s past comes back to haunt him, tipping the scale in Nucky’s favor. Read More...