I can’t. I just can’t. Just when you think they got all their Sopranos out of them, they do this. And then we have to wait nine months. Damn you, Terence Winter.
In case we forgot just how brutal Nucky is, he reminds us plenty this episode. Unfortunately for Margaret, TV wasn’t invented yet so she didn’t get to see what we did before she did what she did. At least she and the writers will have a few months to think about what she did and what Nucky will do when he finds out.
But Eli saw. And as brutal and stupid as he can be, he knows his brother. Sticking with the devil he knows, and hates, makes more sense than working with the devil he never trusted, anyway.
You know who also knows Nucky? Jimmy. Maybe not as well as he thought, but better than Nucky thinks and well enough to know what he was getting himself into when he went to that meeting, and well enough to want it to happen. And even if this whole episode, if not this whole season, was leading up to it, I still…can’t.
As for all the secondary characters, Gillian worried while Eddie got flip with Nucky and Rothstein and the boys didn’t care about Manny Horvitz or Waxy Gordon. Chalky regained some of his power, but it will always be ephemeral and at Nucky’s whim, Nelson bought a newsboy cap, Mickey was a roach, Randolph got metaphorically screwed, Halloran got the shaft, Owen was there and Richard laughed. Briefly, but he laughed.
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