Boardwalk Empire: Season 2, Episode 5

Gimcrack and Bunkum (23 Oct. 2011)

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With the Commodore's stroke, the conspirators against Nucky realize their error and begin to make bad decisions.

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After paying lip service to his enemies, Nucky introduces a surprise guest speaker at a Memorial Day dedication for war veterans. With his options dwindling, Eli questions his allegiances, but ends up digging himself a deeper hole. Nucky gets a new lawyer; Jimmy is taught a painful lesson by a Commodore crony; Richard goes hunting deep in the forest. Written by HBO Publicity

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Originally the murder of Parkhurst by Harrow was to take place in the redressed conservancy from Nucky's house. Parkhurst was delighting in a bonsai tree when Harrow hung him with a canvas hose, See more »

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James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [Coming up to the platform to give a speech] You think I can't play this game.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: I don't even think you know the rules.
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Symphony No7 in A Major Op92 IV Allegro con brio
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2.5 Rates ***
23 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So, Jimmy fought World War 1 to preserve democracy. If you

believe that, then you also believe in the tooth fairy.

A violent episode, Jimmy shows how to deal with his enemies. In a knock down drag out fight, Nucky battles his own brother until Mrs. Schroeder proves that she can be quite an intimidating figure. She might even qualify for Annie Get Your Gun!

Richard contemplates suicide then winds up with 2 vagrants and a dog in the forest. What happened to those vagrants? Richard, so terribly disfigured, is really a very scary character in motion.

Nice to see the guy Tommy Jefferson in "Harry's Law" doubling as the attorney general in this show.


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