Boardwalk Empire: Season 1, Episode 8

Hold Me in Paradise (7 Nov. 2010)

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Nucy travels to Chicago and acts as kingmaker during the Presidential convention, but at home brother Eli is shot as a rival mob senses weakness in Thompson's operation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lucky Luciano (credit only)
Chalky White (credit only)
Mickey Doyle (credit only)
Commodore Louis Kaestner (credit only)


Nucky travels to Chicago and acts as kingmaker during the Presidential convention when he backs an underdog candidate, Warren G. Harding, a corrupt and not very intelligent U.S. senator with several mistresses. Nucky , in turn, works against Senator Edge when he discovers that he gave Jersey City mayor Frank Hague the highway funding he was counting on to bring more visitors to Atlantic City. In Nucky's absence, rival mobsters sense weakness in his organization and rob his primary casino, severely wounding brother Eli in the process. Eli is now forced to trust Margaret as part of his organization and to recruit back Jimmy Darmody to counter the growing power of Rothstein and Luciano. Written by

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As of 8/13/2015 it has been established via DNA that Warren Harding was definitely the biological father of Nan Britton's daughter, Elizabeth Ann, born in October 1919. See more »


There is a part where some guys are watching an old 'vintage' movie. When the manual projector fails and the film itself is catching fire the man operating the machine uses a blanket to extinguish the fire. This however is not possible. Back in the early days nitrate-film was used, which is highly flammable and most importantly self-sustaining when is on fire, due the high amount of oxygen-molecules in the material. See more »


Bill Fallon: You kmow it's not too late to gp to law school, Arnold.
Arnold Rothstein: I prefer to earn my living honestly.
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Questa O Quella (from Rigoletto)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi, lyrics by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed by Jose Marie Perez and the Nuremberg Symphonic Orchestra
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