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The article below contains spoilers for season three of "Boardwalk Empire," including the Sunday, December 2nd episode "Margate Sands." Steve Buscemi's name still comes first in the credits -- and he got that final close-up in Sunday's season finale -- but three years in, there is no doubt about whose is the true face of "Boardwalk Empire." That'd be Richard Harrow (Jack Huston), the scarred, shoegazing World War I veteran who's like Batman and Harvey Dent rolled into one. In a kingdom where the major players are either morally blind or fatally near-sighted, the one-eyed man is, if not king, then at least a sort of dark knight errant. At a time when soulful, lethal comic-book heroes have supreme cultural currency, it's no surprise that Richard has become the series' true breakout character (i.e. the only one who anybody would consider dressing as for Halloween). The writers of "Boardwalk Empire" have previously. »


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