16 September 2013 8:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The point has been made, “Boardwalk Empire” can be a deliberately paced show, but on tonight's episode “Resignation,” it appears at least one of the fourth season’s key elements is in place. That would be, Dr. Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright), the brewing antagonist, whose striking demeanor and decisive words cut to the core of every character. Narcisse, at the very least, would make a worthy adversary for any character on this show. Conspicuously absent from the Season 4 opener, as Terence Winter and his writing crew are likely well aware, former FBI agent Nelson Van Alden turned muscle for the Chicago Gangs under the assumed name George Muller (Michael Shannon), is front and center this week. He’s an errand boy, but one that Northside Chi-town gangster Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver) recognizes has a brain. Mueller delivers flowers from O’Banion’s shop, but also puts down a beating »


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