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Hold Me in Paradise 

Nucky 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:
James 'Jimmy' Darmody
Margaret Schroeder
Nelson Van Alden
Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Angela Darmody
Al Capone
Lucky Luciano (credit only)
Lucy Danziger
Chalky White (credit only)
Eddie Kessler
Mickey Doyle (credit only)
Commodore Louis Kaestner (credit only)
Gillian Darmody


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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Crime | Drama | History


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Release Date:

7 November 2010 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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In the episode, Nucky volunteers to keep Presidential candidate Harding's mistress and her illegitimate child under wraps with the rest of the mistresses in Atlantic City. In reality, Harding's paramour was ensconced in Asbury Park until the election. 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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String Quartet No. 5 in F Minor
Performed by Boardwalk Empire String Quartet
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