Tonight brings the season 4 finale of 'Boardwalk Empire,' and as the title indicates, "Farewell Daddy Blues" has us saying goodbye to characters in various ways. The writers saved a few surprises for this elegant and gripping final hour, in which tables are turned and the inevitability of tragedy once again comes into focus. Tonight, the conflicts between Narcisse and Chalky, Gillian and Richard, and Agent Knox and the Brothers Thompson all come to a conclusion -- and not without taking a heavy toll.
This Sunday will see HBO period drama 'Boardwalk Empire' closing up shop for the season, as Nucky faces a vengeful Chalky and Gillian awaits her comeuppance in the finale hour of "Farewell Daddy Blues." The first few clips of the season 4 finale have arrived, but who will we pour one out for by season's end?
Tonight's all-new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire' shakes up the formula a bit: last season's penultimate episode was filled to the brim with action and violence, giving us a more subdued finale that paved the way for season 4; this week's episode continues to forcefully drive in the screw that's been slowly turning all season long. There are a couple of surprises in "Havre De Grace," but tonight's episode is definitely preparing us for a much bigger conclusion in next week's finale.
On tonight's new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' Sally Wheet tips Nucky off to the heroin piggybacking on his shipment of rum from Tampa, further complicating the bigger issues plaguing him at home -- with Chalky White and Dr. Narcisse on the precipice of war, whose side will Nucky take? "White Horse Pike" brings long-simmering conflicts to a boil in both Atlantic City and Chicago, and there's no shortage of bullets flying tonight.
On this week's new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' tensions continue to mount between Chalky and Dr. Narcisse, as the latter makes a rather violent declaration. "Marriage and Hunting," as the title implies, has a bit to do with marriage, but it also has a whole lot to do with secrets and lies.
On tonight's all new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' there are plenty of surprises to go around: Nucky's shipment from Florida contains something he didn't order, while Agent Knox discovers a little leverage to help him turn Eli Thompson against his own brother. Meanwhile, Chalky tries to regain control over his part of town, declaring war on Dr. Narcisse and his heroin business in "The Old Ship of Zion."
This week's new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire' continues to set the table for dark things to come. In "William Wilson," taken from the Edgar Allan Poe short story of the same name (and hardly subtle), we learn a little about identities and shadows -- and at long last, we learn a little truth about our pal Agent Knox.
On tonight's new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' Eli Thompson muses to sneaky Agent Knox that everyone's "just tryin' to make a livin'," but if only it were ever that simple. With Nucky still coping with the death of Eddie, he's got other affairs to get in order -- namely his new business deal down in Tampa -- while back in New York, Chalky struggles with his headstrong new singer, Daughter Maitland.
In tonight's new episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' there's plenty of trouble to go around when organized crime becomes disorganized and interrogations push men to be better, or push them right over the edge. "Erlkonig" is a pretty grim title for a majorly grim episode; if this is the calm before the storm, then there's one hell of a storm brewing in Atlantic City (and Chicago, for that matter).
"All In," the fourth season 4 episode of 'Boardwalk Empire,' represents a turning point -- up until now we've been taking a leisurely stroll down the block, getting reacquainted with our old friends and looking on as they make the choices that will set up the action for the rest of the season. But now we take a sharp turn around the corner, down a very dark alley.