Greetings, Gasmii! We’re heading into the homestretch, and Thanksgiving, so Boardwalk Empire decided to move these plots along and start tying some strings up for us.
First, the good. Richard and Julia are spending quality time, alone and with Tommy, which doesn’t sit well with Paul. But he’s a stumbling old drunk so Richard subdues him pretty easily but still takes a moment to remind the old man who really is boss and has a very scary moment in the process. Despite her protestations, Julia is not ungrateful.
Meanwhile over at the Ritz, Margaret’s giddy as a schoolgirl, or as giddy as a dour Irish woman with a secret can be, because she keeps forgetting that her actions have consequences and she and Owen share a moment planning their future. Then she’s practically skipping through the street as she goes to the hospital where they tie up her whole “Our Bodies Ourselves” storyline because she got her diaphragm so screw the rest of the women in AC. Mason tries to convince her to keep up their work, but he’s never really met Margaret, has he?
Then the bad. Means and Nucky realize that arresting Remus leaves Jess Smith twisting in the wind and he’s just a little too cray cray to handle it. Means heads down to pull some 12th level mindfuck jujitsu on both Smith and Daugherty eventually convincing Daugherty that Jess needs to be taken care of.
Nucky sends his old Coast Guard bribing buddy McCoy from Season 2 to get some intel about Gyp Rosetti to plot his attack. Unfortunately for Nucky, Charlie and Meyer are sharing their intel about Nucky’s plot with Masseria so he’ll go all in on their heroin trade while Owen’s dispatched with Sawicki to take care of Masseria.
Out in Chicago, Nelson’s trying to hustle aquavit for a buck, since he’s still paying off his debt to O’Banion and thinks he’s found a sweet little gig with a Norwegian restaurateur, but finds himself face-to-face-to-fork with Capone instead. And as I’ve noted before, when he’s not Hulking out, for a big guy Nelson’s pretty easy to push around.
Also, Gyp meets Tonino’s cousin Franco who knows something Gyp doesn’t but doesn’t know Gyp well enough to know he shouldn’t say anything.
Finally, the ugly. And, well, we all saw most of what happened coming, didn’t we? And Gyp finds a brand new way to be an awful, awful human being.
Full recap in a few days. Until then, you can catch up on the last recap here.
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