18 November 2012 9:21 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bookended by images of whiskey bottles washing up on the shoreline like dead soldiers, perhaps this poetic image was fitting for the antepenultimate episode of “Boardwalk Empire” number ten, “A Man, A Plan...” where all contrivances went astray. Progressing at a deliberate pace all year long, the sometimes slow-moving, but still involving season three has been picking up its pace of late. While major events took place in the last two episodes -- a mistress was killed in the crosshairs, a major bootlegger was indicted and war brewed on the horizon -- tonight’s circumstances were much more deeply felt, bordering on tragedy. The vows pledged in the “The Milkmaid's Lot” were no joke. Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), seemingly recovering from his concussion -- Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale) tried to assassinate him with a bomb in the heart of Atlantic City -- learned that Rossetti was being backed by the New York mobster Joe. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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