12 Episodes 2011 - 2011
The second season of former "Sopranos" writer Terence Winter's Prohibition-era drama opens in January 1921, as Atlantic City political boss, Nucky Thompson eyes a real-estate bonanza when it comes to access to the seaside resort, but has his hands full trying to play peacemaker after Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) has a run-in with the KKK. Nucky isn't alone, however, and gets a new right-hand man following a trip to Ireland in IRA soldier Owen Sleater (Charlie Cox), who takes an ill-advised shine to Margaret (Kelly Macdonald)—and the feeling is mutual. Meanwhile, Nelson (Michael Shannon) shows his wife, Rose (Enid Graham), around town on a weekend visit; Jimmy (Michael Pitt) mulls career advice from the Commodore (Dabney Coleman) and forges a relationship with Philadelphia gangster Manny Horvitz (William Forsythe); and Al Capone (Stephen Graham) looks to expand the illegal-booze business in and around Chicago.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 60 mins
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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2011 60 mins
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.
A Dangerous Maid
Sun, Oct 9, 2011 60 mins
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.
What Does the Bee Do?
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 60 mins
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.
Gershwin & Bunkum
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 60 mins
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.
The Age of Reason
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 60 mins
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.
Peg of Old
Sun, Nov 6, 2011 60 mins
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.
Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 60 mins
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.
Battle of the Century
Sun, Nov 20, 2011 60 mins
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 organises 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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 60 mins
Nucky shows he still has a few tricks up his sleeve by finding another source for booze, 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.
Under God's Power She Flourishes
Sun, Dec 4, 2011 60 mins
Jimmy recalls his time at university; Nucky and Margaret discuss how to make the best of a potentially bad situation.
To the Lost
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 60 mins
In the second-season finale, the approach of Nucky's trial has Jimmy thinking about reconciliation, while Margaret mulls over an offer from Esther Randolph that will have momentous consequences.