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"Boardwalk Empire" The Ivory Tower (TV Episode 2010) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(2010)

Plot Summary

  • Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden turns up unexpected at Nucky's office. He tells Nucky that he is investigating Saturday night's shooting, because he doesn't believe that Hans Schroeder was the murder. As soon as Nelson has left, Nucky starts cutting off all ties that could connect him to the case. His brother, Sheriff Eli Thompson, visits Mrs. Schroeder at the hospital, where she is laying in a bed, reading "The Ivory Tower" by Henry James. He tries to convince her that her dead husband was involved in bootlegging, and tells her to maintain this explanation, if someone would ask her about it. Jimmy Darmody uses his share of the robbery to buy presents for his family and for his mother, a nightclub performer. When he turns up at Nucky's office, Nucky tells him that he is fired, and that he should pay him 3 grand within 48 hours for the trouble he has caused. To be able to do this, Jimmy steals back the valuable necklace he has given to his mother. Arnold Rothstein phones Nucky, and says that Nucky owes him 100 grand for the load of liquor that wasn't delivered, but Nucky just brushes him off.

    - Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}
  • Investigating a crime which he feels has been pinned on a scapegoat, straight-arrow Agent Nelson Van Alden pays a visit to Nucky and leaves convinced that the Treasurer is "as corrupt as the day is long." Nucky quickly does damage control, enlisting his brother, Sheriff Elias Thompson, to close ranks with their underlings. Nucky discusses the upcoming election with his aging mentor, Commodore Louis Kaestner, with whom he debates the women's vote issue. Later, before heading out for a night on the town, Nucky rebukes an irate Arnold Rothstein over the phone, then meets privately with Margaret Schroeder, who asks him for help in providing for her children. As a long day ends, a traveling salesman named George Baxter, in town for a few days with an unwilling young beauty named Claudia, makes a startling discovery while on the road home to Baltimore.

    - Written by HBO Publicity
  • The Feds begin to look into Nucky's affairs, his brother Eli looks to buy off Mrs. Schroeder, and Nucky essentially fires Jimmy Darmody as his chauffeur.

    - Written by duke1029@aol.com

Synopsis

Church bells ring as Big Jim Colosimo's mourners huddle in Chicago for a look at the boss' casket. A reporter asks Johnny Torrio about having been questioned by the cops about the hit on Big Jim...

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