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James 'Jimmy' Darmody (Character)
from "Boardwalk Empire" (2010)

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"Boardwalk Empire: 21 (#2.1)" (2011)
Mickey Doyle: Should I be concerned that there's blood on some of these crates?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Not unless it's yours.

James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [Joining Nucky on porch outside Klansman's funeral] An awful waste of a lot of good tablecloths.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: And the laundry bills.


"Boardwalk Empire: The Ivory Tower (#1.2)" (2010)
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Five.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Actually, there were four, but let's not quibble over that little detail, shall we?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: We couldn't leave any witnesses, Nuck.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Fucking idiot.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I screwed up, okay? I'm sorry. I'm gonna make it up to you. I'll work extra hours.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Whoa, hold on there. Wait a second. You don't work for me anymore. Let's get that straight right now. And you made that decision, not me.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Well, who's gonna drive you?
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: What's the difference? You wanna be a gangster, kid? Go be a gangster. But if you want to be a gangster in my town, then you'll pay me for the priviledge. That envelope you gave me, my end, according to my calculations, you're three grand short.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: What do you mean?
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Are you deaf and stupid? You pull a stunt like that, ass-fuck me with Arnold Rothstein in the process, you owe me another three grand.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Nucky, I spent most of the money.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Three thousand dollars. You got forty-eight hours.

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: What are you doing?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: It's 4:30. I'm clocking in.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Just like that? I'd say our relationship has changed rather significantly in the past few days. Wouldn't you agree?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: You tell me.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Actually, why don't you tell me? You can start with what the fuck happened the other night. How's that?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: All right.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Did I invite you to sit?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Me and Al, we got to talking about life.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Who's Al?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Capone. He works for Johnny Torrio.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: The chubby kid?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Yeah.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Did Torrio sanction this?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Only after the fact. It was my idea. Mine and Al's. We got to talking about life, family, money. He's got a little boy of his own.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Young children at home and there's no goddamn accountability whatsoever.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I said I was sorry, Nuck.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Really? When was that?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I'm sorry. I thought it would be easy, okay? Get the drop on them, swipe the truck. No one would get hurt.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: And me? Where'd I figure in?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: It would have never been traced back to you.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Well, guess what? A fed came in to see me this morning, standing right where you are now, asking questions about Saturday night.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: What'd you tell him?
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: To bugger himself. What the fuck do you think?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: There were deer in the woods. Al got spooked, he started shooting.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: So you kill four fucking guys?


"Boardwalk Empire: Ourselves Alone (#2.2)" (2011)
Arnold Rothstein: And Nucky Thompson?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Nucky's like a father to me.
Lucky Luciano: I got a father. Barely said hello in five years.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Sorry to hear that.

James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [as Jimmy is walking out of an unproductive meeting with Rothstein, Luciano calls after him in a conciliatory fashion] Darmody, look, AR don't like sayin', "No."
Lucky Luciano: He doesn't like sayin', "Yes" either.
Lucky Luciano: Not unless he has to.


"Boardwalk Empire: Gimcrack and Bunkum (#2.5)" (2011)
[after Richard returns late from his would-be suicidal trip into the woods on Memorial Day]
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Where were you today?
Richard Harrow: Needed to take a walk.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I should've gone with you.
Richard Harrow: We're both back now.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: You up for a job tonight?
[Richard just looks at him]
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Is there a problem, Richard?
Richard Harrow: [haltingly] Would you... fight for me?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [walks over to him; with intensity] Of course I would. Right down to the last bullet.
Richard Harrow: [near tears] Then let's go to work.
[Jimmy puts an affectionate hand on the side of his head]

James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [Coming up to the platform to give a speech] You think I can't play this game.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: I don't even think you know the rules.


"Boardwalk Empire: What Does the Bee Do? (#2.4)" (2011)
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [Walking through a warehouse piled high with liquor] You can barely move in here.
Mickey Doyle: You've got your friends on the Coast Guard to thank for that three ship's worth of booze: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Canadian Club.


"Boardwalk Empire: The Age of Reason (#2.6)" (2011)
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: You can't kill everyone, Manny. It'd not good business.


"Boardwalk Empire: Peg of Old (#2.7)" (2011)
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: We belong here/
Gillian Darmody: It wouldn't be right anywhere else?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Do you know what happens tomorro?
Gillian Darmody: It's not important.
Gillian Darmody: It is to me. A man 's gonna get off a train. He's gonna walk up to Nucky Thompson, and he's gonna put a bullet in him.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [poining t his head] Right here... just because I said so. What do you think about that?
Gillian Darmody: I think the world's going to find out what kind of man it's dealing with.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: And if I call it off?
Gillian Darmody: Your friends wouldn't like that.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: They don't care what happens to Nucky.
Gillian Darmody: No, but they are watching you... very closely. They're delighful boys, colorful and ambitious, but I'd never make the mistake of letting them see you be indecisive.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: ...and that's why he dies?


"Boardwalk Empire: Under God's Power She Flourishes (#2.11)" (2011)
Gillian Darmody: [as she is drunkenly being put in bed] I hate for you to see me like this.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Tomorrow you won't remember any of it.
Gillian Darmody: I always remember everything... no matter what.


"Boardwalk Empire: Paris Green (#1.11)" (2010)
Commodore Louis Kaestner: [annoyed aat Jimmy's indifference to his dog's death] You're a stony little bastard.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I'm what time and circumstance have made me.


"Boardwalk Empire: A Dangerous Maid (#2.3)" (2011)
Gillian Darmody: How was dinner with your father?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Which one?


"Boardwalk Empire: Broadway Limited (#1.3)" (2010)
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I thought we killed them all.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [exasperated] He thought- fucking Aristotle!


"Boardwalk Empire: Boardwalk Empire (#1.1)" (2010)
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: You can't be half a gangster, Nucky. Not anymore.


"Boardwalk Empire: The Emerald City (#1.10)" (2010)
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Mr. Rothstein made his bed.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: And you fellas can die in it.
Lucien D'Alessio: [scoffs] Tough talk when he ain't in the room, right?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [looking at Lucien] What'd you say?
Lucien D'Alessio: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you heard me. What I said was you, Mr. Thompson, and this coon here could all go fuck each other. Right.
[Meyer Lansky looks worried, Chalky smiles and chuckles]
Lucien D'Alessio: [Jimmy cocks his gun]
Lucien D'Alessio: Oh, oh, fuckin' tough guy. You gonna shoot me for mouthing off?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I wasn't going to, but you kinda talked me into it.
[Jimmy shoots Lucien]


"Boardwalk Empire: Home (#1.7)" (2010)
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Relax, I'm not gonna kill you... Did you serve, Liam? In the war?
Liam: I had pneumatic fever.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Three years. France, mostly. It's almost impossible to describe the horror... It's a living... waking... nightmare... There was a soldier, a German; him and his men tried to attack our position in the Argonne forest. It was nighttime. While he was trying to climb through some barbwire, I shot him twice; once in the stomach, once in the neck. He slumped over the barbwire, and no matter what he did to try and wriggle free, it just got worse for him. I left him there, like that, for days, listening to him moaning, crying, "mutti, mutti, mutti"; that's German for "mama"; "mama", that's what he kept saying. The curious thing is that despite the fact that his situation was utterly hopeless, he didn't wanna die. I offered to kill him several times, but he just kept fighting. Like some miracle would befall him, get him out of his predicament. We hold on so desperately to life; some people feel, certainly in that soldiers situation, that being alive is much, much worse... I'm gonna go now... I don't wanna ever see you again.
Liam: You won't.
[Jimmy gets up and leaves]