Boardwalk Empire Episodes

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Boardwalk Empire episodes

Cuanto Season 5, Episode 4

Luciano encounters an old foe in Chicago, while Nucky and Margaret find common ground in Atlantic City when they face the same dilemma. Meanwhile, Sally conducts business in Cuba as rumors swirl of a public uprising; and in 1884, a young Nucky continues to impress the Commodore, and gives Eli a glimpse of what the future may hold. read more

What Jesus Said Season 5, Episode 3

Margaret finds herself in a pickle due to her dealings with the late Arnold Rothstein when his widow starts snooping around his covert affairs. Meanwhile, Chalky wonders where his latest partnership is going; Nucky talks shop with a prominent businessman from Boston; Luciano and Siegel try to strike a deal with Narcisse in Harlem; and in 1884, a young Nucky works hard at the hotel and catches the eye of a girl who's vacationing with her parents. read more

The Good Listener Season 5, Episode 2

Nucky visits Johnny Torrio in New York City to discuss his close call in Cuba and find out if new Mafia boss Salvatore Maranzano had anything to do with it. Meanwhile, law-school graduate Willie has a job interview; Eli and Nelson's liquor stash is raided by Eliot Ness in Chicago; and Joseph Kennedy listens to Nucky's pitch for post-Prohibition prosperity. Also: A young Nucky and his family mourn the loss of his sister, Susan, in 1884. read more

Golden Days for Boys and Girls Season 5, Episode 1

Season 5 opens in 1931 with Nucky in Cuba, where he presses a U.S. senator on the likelihood of Prohibition's repeal and eyes a future business deal with a rum magnate. Meanwhile, Margaret witnesses a casualty of the Great Depression on Wall Street; Luciano makes a bold career move; Chalky catches a break to get out of a bad situation; and in a flashback to 1884, a young Nucky makes an impression on the Commodore. read more

Farewell Daddy Blues Season 4, Episode 12

In the series 4 finale, Eli fears for Nucky when Knox puts his plan in motion to take him down; Al Capone and Johnny Torrio come to an agreement in Illinois; Chalky plots revenge on his foes; and Richard looks out for Tommy's welfare. read more

Havre de Grace Season 4, Episode 11

Chalky goes on the lam with Daughter following a close call, and takes refuge in Delaware with his mentor, Oscar Boneau. Meanwhile, Nucky heeds a prescient warning; and Gillian mulls selling her mansion and starting a new life with Roy. read more

White Horse Pike Season 4, Episode 10

Nucky gets a tip from Sally about some extra cargo in Florida shipments; Margaret mulls a deal with Rothstein to help her family; Capone becomes wary of Torrio's motives; Eli tries to mend his relationship with Willie. read more

Marriage and Hunting Season 4, Episode 9

Nucky won't back Chalky in his turf war with Valentin Narcisse; Julia mulls her next move after Gillian makes her custody case in court; Van Alden tests the patience of two gangsters in Illinois; Rothstein hatches a plan to obtain some extra cash. read more

The Old Ship of Zion Season 4, Episode 8

Nucky's shipment from Florida comes with some unexpected cargo; Eli feels the heat from the Feds when Knox uncovers new evidence of the Thompsons' escapades; Willie reconsiders his recent choices after a talk with his uncle; Chalky clashes with Narcisse over control of the Northside. read more

William Wilson Season 4, Episode 7

Willie's unpopular decision pits Eli versus Nucky; Margaret has a surprise encounter at her job on Wall Street; Luciano is sent to Tampa to deal with Petrucelli; Gillian tries to kick her heroin habit with Roy's help; Valentin increases his control in Atlantic City while Chalky is distracted; Al Capone urges Johnny Torrio to go to war with Dean O'Banion. read more

The North Star Season 4, Episode 6

Nucky has a tense reunion with Margaret in New York, then heads to Tampa to iron out the details of his land deal and reconnect with Sally. Meanwhile, Richard returns to Atlantic City and makes a confession to an ailing Paul Sagorsky; Agent Knox tries to gain Eli's trust; Chalky vents his frustration; and Lansky leaves Luciano out of his Florida expansion when the latter is spooked by an investor's ties to Joe Masseria. read more

Erlkönig Season 4, Episode 5

Nucky goes to Philadelphia to deal with the aftermath of Willie's ill-fated prank; Eddie endures a marathon detention by Agent Knox; Gillian's desperation for a fix takes her to an unfamiliar part of town; Van Alden works for Al Capone on Election Day at a factory outside Chicago. read more

All In Season 4, Episode 4

Nucky becomes more acquainted with Arnold Rothstein during a high-stakes poker game, but the evening yields another potential partner in the Florida land deal. Meanwhile, Van Alden helps Al and Frank Capone on their collection rounds outside Chicago; Dunn discusses business with Valentin in Harlem; and Willie and his college roommate carry a prank too far in Philadelphia. read more

Acres of Diamonds Season 4, Episode 3

Nucky heads to Florida to investigate a land deal in the Tampa area, but he's not sure he's buying what bootlegger Bill McCoy and his associates are selling. Back in Atlantic City, Valentin books a jazz singer for Chalky's club and gauges Dunn's loyalty to his boss; Gillian helps Roy impress a potential business partner; and Willie hopes Mickey will help him make a name for himself at college. read more

Resignation Season 4, Episode 2

Dr. Valentin Narcisse arrives in Atlantic City, and clashes with Nucky and Chalkie over the disappearance of an employee. Meanwhile, Dean O'Banion enlists Van Alden to keep an eye on Al Capone, starting with a political rally outside Chicago; Agent Knox reports to J. Edgar Hoover in Washington, D.C.; and Eddie demands a promotion from Nucky after 11 years of service. read more

New York Sour Season 4, Episode 1

The fourth season begins in February 1924, as Nucky tries to make peace with Joe Masseria and helps Chalky clean up after an incident at a seedy hotel. Meanwhile, Gillian seeks custody of her grandson and tries to find a buyer for the Artemis Club; federal agent Warren Knox gets acquainted with business in Atlantic City; and in Chicago, Al Capone and his brothers make sure their last name is well-known. read more

Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 Revisited

A recap of Season 3 of "Boardwalk Empire" features commentary from the cast and crew. The fourth season begins Sept. 8, 2013. read more

Margate Sands Season 3, Episode 12

In the series 3 finale, Nucky sacrifices a key asset to Rothstein in an effort to disrupt the Rosetti-Masseria alliance and take control of Atlantic City once again. Meanwhile, Luciano finds himself with a new drug partner after being arrested in New York; Chalky and Capone are unlikely allies in the war against Masseria; Harrow returns to Gillian's brothel to finish what he started; and Margaret tries to solve a romantic conundrum. read more

Two Imposters Season 3, Episode 11

Nucky and Eddie hide out with Chalky when Gyp descends on Atlantic City, where his band of thugs takes over the Artemis Club, forcing Gillian to reconsider her business model. Meanwhile, Luciano makes a risky move; and Richard suffers a setback. read more

A Man, a Plan... Season 3, Episode 10

At Nucky's behest, Owen intervenes in the Gyp Rosetti-Joe Masseria alliance in New York, and Gaston Means tries to keep Jess Smith from talking in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Chalky eyes a future business opportunity; Rosetti is upset by an inadequate shipment; Margaret considers changes at home and the hospital; Richard looks out for Julia; and in Chicago, Van Alden suffers a professional setback. read more

The Milkmaid's Lot Season 3, Episode 9

Enlisting the help of the usual suspects, Nucky vows to get rid of Gyp Rosetti once and for all after the unhinged New York gangster's latest aggression. Meanwhile, Gillian blames Tommy's latest mishap on Richard's absence; Gyp tries to cover his tracks; Broadway mourns a fallen star; and in Washington, D.C., the walls are closing in on Harry Daugherty and Jess Smith following the arrest of a well-known bootlegger. read more

The Pony Season 3, Episode 8

Van Alden makes good on a debt; Billie looks to transition from stage to screen; Andrew Mellon mulls a proposal from Nucky. read more

Sunday Best Season 3, Episode 7

A Thompson family reunion on Easter gives Eli a chance to get back on Nucky's good side. Meanwhile, Richard takes Tommy on a visit to the Sagorskys; Gillian makes plans for the future; and in New York, Gyp prepares for a meeting with Joe Masseria. read more

Ging Gang Goolie Season 3, Episode 6

Nucky finds himself in a pickle in Washington, D.C., thanks to Harry Daugherty, but seeks an unlikely lifeline in Esther Randolph, and later mulls a proposition from Gaston Means. Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Owen probes a suspicious fire; Margaret has her hands full with Teddy; Gillian quarrels with Lucky; and Richard meets a fellow veteran. read more

You'd Be Surprised Season 3, Episode 5

Nucky has a tense meeting with an agitated Rothstein about a recent disruption in their business arrangement as it relates to Gyp Rosetti. Meanwhile, Gillian discusses her brothel's financial woes with Leander Whitlock; Eddie Cantor receives an offer he can't refuse; and Margaret's health clinic gets off to a slow start. In Chicago, Van Alden reaches out to a new acquaintance for help with a pressing problem; and in Washington, D.C., a Senate investigation of the Justice Department heats up. read more

Blue Bell Boy Season 3, Episode 4

With Johnny Torrio out of town, Al Capone takes matters into his own hands in the escalating feud with rival Chicago mobster Dean O'Banion. Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Nucky and Owen find themselves in an unexpected holding pattern in a makeshift warehouse for illegal alcohol, but Eli doesn't trust Mickey's judgment on a liquor delivery for Arnold Rothstein in the boss' absence and in New York, a nervous Luciano is called to a meeting with Joe Masseria. read more

Bone for Tuna Season 3, Episode 3

Margaret is accompanied by a reluctant Nucky to receive an honour from the church, and she finds a new audience to unveil her idea for a women's clinic. Meanwhile, Rosetti finally makes a deal to get a shipment of liquor; Richard puts Mickey in his place; and in Chicago, Van Alden finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. read more

Spaghetti & Coffee Season 3, Episode 2

Eli gets out of jail, but he clashes with his new boss as he settles in to a different line of work; Gyp Rosetti takes an interest in the route between Atlantic City and New York; Nucky encounters an unusual collection system in New York; Chalky helps his daughter map out her future. read more

Resolution Season 3, Episode 1

Series 3 begins on New Year's Eve in 1922, but gangster Gyp Rosetti isn't in a celebratory mood after hearing Nucky's plans to alter his business model. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Irish mobster Dean O'Banion gets on Al Capone's last nerve, and Van Alden hopes for a career boost. Also in Atlantic City: Richard mentors Tommy Darmody, though Gillian keeps a watchful eye on both of them; Margaret tours a new hospital made possible by Nucky's fortune. read more

Boardwalk Empire: Distilling Season 2

A recap of Season 2 of "Boardwalk Empire" features commentary from the cast and crew. The third season begins Sept. 16, 2012. read more

To the Lost Season 2, Episode 12

In the second-season finale, the approach of Nucky's trial has Jimmy thinking about reconciliation, while Margaret mulls an offer from Esther Randolph that will have momentous consequences. read more

Under God's Power She Flourishes Season 2, Episode 11

Jimmy recalls his time at college; Nucky and Margaret discuss how to make the best of a potentially bad situation. read more

Georgia Peaches Season 2, Episode 10

Nucky shows he still has a few tricks up his sleeve by finding another source for alcohol, so Jimmy and his partners look for a new moneymaker in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, striking workers create a dilemma for the powers-that-be at the height of tourist season; Nucky finds new legal representation; Margaret deals with a guilty conscience; and Manny Horvitz feels slighted by a debt payment. read more

Battle of the Century Season 2, Episode 9

Nucky and Owen seek cooperation with the IRA in Belfast; Jimmy makes a deal with George Remus before the next Jack Dempsey bout; Margaret worries about Emily's deteriorating health; Dunn Purnsley organizes a strike at the Ritz; the feud between Waxey Gordon and Manny Horvitz heats up in Philadelphia; Halloran is questioned about Nucky's past by Randolph and Clifford Lathrop. read more

Two Boats and a Lifeguard Season 2, Episode 8

Nucky turns to Arnold Rothstein for political advice in the aftermath of a personal loss, but Eli remains unsure of his brother's motives. Meanwhile, Angela makes a new acquaintance on the beach and learns more about her husband's business methods; Owen mulls an opportunity to go home; and Jimmy's power play makes life tough for Mickey Doyle. read more

Peg of Old Season 2, Episode 7

Margaret has a family reunion; Owen gets even with a rival; Van Alden recognizes the hierarchy of the law; Jimmy wonders how a decision will affect the future. read more

The Age of Reason Season 2, Episode 6

Bad news from Harry Daugherty in Washington, D.C., could make things tough for Nucky, who assembles quite a crowd to organize a liquor delivery in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Jimmy talks business with Leander Whitlock but turns to Manny Horvitz to get results; Margaret prepares her son for his first confession; and Van Alden struggles to maintain his composure as a fallen colleague's condition deteriorates. read more

Gershwin & Bunkum Season 2, Episode 5

After introducing a surprise speaker at a Memorial Day event, Nucky senses his opposition starting to crumble just as his election-fraud case is about to fall into federal jurisdiction. Meanwhile, Richard has a soul-searching experience in the woods before going back to work with Jimmy, who clashes with Atlantic City's ruling class; and Eli's bridge-burning lands him in a desperate situation. read more

What Does the Bee Do? Season 2, Episode 4

Philadelphia gangsters may prove to be important middlemen for rival factions to get booze into—and out of—Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Nucky's lawyer hatches an idea to expand the scope of his election-fraud case; Owen's munitions experience comes in handy for Nucky; Chalky still feels like a prisoner even though he's out of jail; and Gillian takes advantage of the Commodore's vulnerability while recalling the night they met. read more

A Dangerous Maid Season 2, Episode 3

The Commodore throws his weight around with the Coast Guard to disrupt the delivery of alcohol, which creates an opportunity for Owen to demonstrate his value to Nucky and a struggling casino. Meanwhile, a letter dredges up painful memories for Margaret; Nucky calls in a favor with the U.S. attorney general; Meyer and Lucky learn the price of power; and Lucy searches for ways to cure her loneliness. read more

Ourselves Alone Season 2, Episode 2

Despite being publicly embarrassed by legal trouble, Nucky's biggest concern may be holding on to his private army in a battle for control of Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Jimmy pitches a business deal to Arnold Rothstein in New York, but may have more in common with Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano; Margaret draws on past experience to retrieve some valuable information; Chalky clashes with a fellow inmate; and an Irish nationalist comes to town looking for support. read more

21 Season 2, Episode 1

In the second-season premiere, Nucky eyes a real-estate bonanza when it comes to access to Atlantic City, but has his hands full trying to play peacemaker after Chalky has a run-in with the KKK. Meanwhile, Nelson shows his wife around town on a weekend visit; Jimmy mulls career advice from the Commodore; and Al Capone looks to expand the illegal-booze business in and around Chicago. read more

Boardwalk Empire

A look at the cultural attractions and social activities that turned the Prohibition era into the Roaring '20s, which serve as the setting for "Boardwalk Empire." read more

Boardwalk Empire

A recap of Season 1 of "Boardwalk Empire" features commentary by series creator Terence Winter. The second season begins Sept. 25, 2011. read more

A Return to Normalcy Season 1, Episode 12

In the first-season finale, Nucky wonders how Election Day will change Atlantic City, while Johnny Torrio tries to play peacemaker for two bitter rivals. read more

Paris Green Season 1, Episode 11

Nucky's fear of the consequences of an impending electoral disaster forces him to make changes in the administrative pecking order. Meanwhile, Jimmy is ambivalent about the health of an ailing family member; Van Alden questions Sebso's commitment to their calling; and Rothstein's lawyer advises him to face the World Series scandal head-on. read more

The Emerald City Season 1, Episode 10

Nucky circles the wagons in his escalating feud with Arnold Rothstein, who rebukes the D'Alessio gang for a recently botched assassination attempt. Meanwhile, Van Alden shows signs of cracking as his investigation begins to unravel; Margaret celebrates the ratifications of the 19th Amendment; and Al Capone tells Johnny Torrio he's ready for more responsibility. read more

Belle Femme Season 1, Episode 9

Jimmy returns from Chicago to help his old boss in his escalating war with his rivals, but is given a rude welcome by Van Alden. Meanwhile, the D'Alessio brothers are introduced to an important patron in New York; Margaret helps Madame Jeunet save her boutique; and Nucky shakes up the city's leadership pecking order. read more

Hold Me in Paradise Season 1, Episode 8

Nucky wields his influence at the National Republican Convention in Chicago, where he asks an old acquaintance to help him with a sudden crisis in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Arnold Rothstein prepares for his testimony in the Black Sox Scandal; Van Alden bristles at his wife's request for an unorthodox procedure; and Gillian urges Angela to get a job. read more

Home Season 1, Episode 7

Nucky decides to renovate his childhood home after his father is injured in a fall, but the youthful memories it dredges up are hard to swallow. Meanwhile, a fellow veteran helps Jimmy get even with one of Charlie Sheridan's henchmen; Lucky Luciano offers to provide financial backing to the D'Alessio brothers; and Van Alden cuts a deal for information about an unsolved murder spree. read more

Family Limitation Season 1, Episode 6

Jimmy hatches a plan to give Johnny Torrio the upper hand in his escalating feud with Charlie Sheridan over Chicago's Greektown. Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Nucky blames a recent robbery on the boardwalk on Lucky Luciano, who is also accused by Arnold Rothstein of being distracted from his current assignment; and Margaret benefits from having friends in high places. read more

Nights in Ballygran Season 1, Episode 5

Failing to get an audience with Nucky, who is preoccupied with the upcoming St. Patrick's Eve festivities, Margaret goes to Van Alden with a tip about secret shipments of beer. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Jimmy cares for the victim of an underworld attack; and in New York, Arnold Rothstein reads about the 1919 World Series scandal in the press. read more

Anastasia Season 1, Episode 4

Jimmy makes the rounds with Al Capone in Chicago, though the two budding gangsters don't always agree on their business methods. Meanwhile, Nucky lobbies powerful politicians, including a U.S. senator, for more road access to Atlantic City; Chalky and Elias try to solve a recent murder; and Lucky Luciano finds a surprise on a visit to Jimmy's apartment. read more

Broadway Limited Season 1, Episode 3

Nucky, Van Alden and Rothstein each take a special interest in a hospital patient who may have news about the murders in the woods. Meanwhile, Chalky's assumption of Mickey Doyle's bootleg business gets off to a rough start; Margaret is given a job at a French boutique on the boardwalk; and Jimmy heeds Nucky's advice to make travel plans. read more

The Ivory Tower Season 1, Episode 2

Nucky is evasive when Van Alden questions him about a recent crime spree, but makes sure to cover his tracks with all the relevant parties. Meanwhile, a high-profile murder in Chicago draws different reactions from Arnold Rothstein and Al Capone; the Commodore gives Nucky his opinion on women's suffrage; and Jimmy scrambles to repay an important debt. read more

Boardwalk Empire Season 1, Episode 1

In the Martin Scorsese-directed premiere of this drama set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, political boss Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (Steve Buscemi) brokers a sale of illegal alcohol for visiting New York gangster Arnold Rothstein, and takes an interest in a local housewife with an abusive husband. Meanwhile, World War I veteran and Thompson protégé Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) meets a hoodlum from Chicago named Al Capone. read more

Boardwalk Empire Premiere Night Pre-show

A preview of the series "Boardwalk Empire," a drama set in Atlantic City during Prohibition in the 1920s. read more

Making of 'Boardwalk Empire'

A look at "Boardwalk Empire," a 12-episode series set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition. The series stars Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams and Kelly Macdonald, and is created by Terence Winter. read more

Boardwalk Empire Episode: "Boardwalk Empire"

Episode Synopsis: A look at the cultural attractions and social activities that turned the Prohibition era into the Roaring '20s, which serve as the setting for "Boardwalk Empire."
Original Air Date: Sep 13, 2011

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Premiered: September 19, 2010, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: Political boss Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson runs Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition in this drama inspired by Nelson Johnson's non-fiction book 'Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City.'

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