There are only four episodes remaining before the season finale of HBO’s newest hit series, “Boardwalk Empire”. Eonline has previewed what’s to come of Nucky~Steve Buscemi, Mrs. Schroeder~Kelly MacDonald and the other notorious residents of Atlantic City and Chicago. Spoilers galore for the prohibition set drama, dig in .
We’ll Learn Why Mr. Thompson Courts Mrs. Schroeder: Over time, we’ll learn why it is that Nucky (Steve Buscemi) chose the unlikely and seemingly saintly Mrs. Schroeder to be his new companion. He does want something from her, other than her body (obviously) or the sheer joy of her compassionate companionship, and what he wants is surprising and opens many doors in season two.
Examples Are Made of Bad Men: We take great delight in retributive violence against deserving souls (when done properly in the harmless confines of a movie or TV show) and there is plenty to rejoice about on that front in the coming episodes. Let’s just say that Nucky repeatedly gives his enforcers something to do. There’s an assassination attempt, and then a fabulous Atlantic City revenge spree, in which a motley crew of good guys ally to kill bad guys in an array of colorful ways. (Plus, a certain tightly wound federal agent with an anger-management problem leans a bit too heavily on one of his enemies.)
You Will Learn to Love with a Man Missing His Face: Jack Huston’s Richard Harrow, the sharpshooting war veteran who has a dark cavern where half his face should be, returns in episode 10 and is featured prominently in both that episode and the next. Harrow builds relationships with Nucky and Mrs. Schroeder, while continuing to collaborate with Jimmy on the necessary-evil skull-crushing side of the Prohibition-era hooch business. His gravelly voice, his chilling killer instincts, his ceramic half-dollface and his broken heart make for a mesmerizing and strangely lovable character. Hear this, producers: If Richard Harrow is not made a series regular for season two of Boardwalk Empire, we will be very, very cross.