Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
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Nights in Ballygran 

Nucky makes preparations for the annual Celtic Day dinner on St. Patrick's Day, and Jimmy tries to get Pearl through the trauma of her disfigurement with drugs,



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lucky Luciano (credit only)
Lucy Danziger (credit only)
Chalky White (credit only)
Mickey Doyle (credit only)


Nucky makes preparations for the annual Celtic dinner on St. Patrick's Day, which are complicated when the dwarfs from Tiny Town who traditionally play the leprechauns insist on a raise and brother Eli wants to male a divisive speech supporting the IRA. Jimmy tries to get Pearl through the trauma of her disfigurement with drugs and Capone insists that she should leave the bordello. Written by duke1029@aol.cim

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Crime | Drama | History


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17 October 2010 (USA)  »

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The purple magazine that Gillian peruses is the March 1920 issue of Photoplay. Actress Alice Joyce is the cover model about whom Gillian asks Angela, "Do you think she's pretty?" A readers poll in Ladies' World Magazine in 1915 (five years prior to this episode's events), Alice Joyce came in as second most popular film actress, after Mary Pickford. See more »


Only renamed "Public Speaking and Influencing Men In Business" in 1937, Carnegie's book was not written until 1926, originally titled "Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men". See more »


Elias 'Eli' Thompson: Maybe one day I'll learn to lie as good as you.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Ot's "lie as well as me," you dolt! You want to be taken seriously, then learn to fucking speak!
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References Tarzan of the Apes (1918) See more »


They Didn't Believe Me
(Jerome Kern - Herbert Reynolds)
Played by Peter Mintun, piano solo
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For my love to find
18 May 2017 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This was my first crush with Boardwalk Empire. Sure, the previous episodes are hooking, but this definitely was the episode that I think "I'm going to love this". And I did it, in fact.

This is not like the previous episodes, with the war between the gangsters, this is a fight between the personalities of the characters and I love that.

We had a Jimmy taking care of Pearl, he seems so cute with her in a way we hadn't see with Angela. Michael and Emily had an amazing chemistry and their scenes are worth watching. The end for Pearl was quite sad, but I love when Jimmy goes to Chinatown to smoke in her memory.

I like the way Nucky's teaching how to play in the big leagues to Eli, but I feel sad for him because he's always going to live in his shadow.

Margaret isn't my favorite character, but I liked her in this episode and she playing with Nucky.

Alongside that, I really enjoy the small appearances of Arnold and Nelson.

+ The fight between Margaret and Nucky.

+ The beginning of Margaret-Nucky's story.

+ The Celtic dinner.

+ Jimmy and Pearl.

+ The "Night in Ballygran" sequence.

  • I don't like Gillian, at all.


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