Boardwalk Empire: Season 2, Episode 5

Gimcrack and Bunkum (23 Oct. 2011)

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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, ... See full summary »

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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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[after Richard returns late from his would-be suicidal trip into the woods on Memorial Day]
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Where were you today?
Richard Harrow: Needed to take a walk.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: I should've gone with you.
Richard Harrow: We're both back now.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: You up for a job tonight?
[Richard just looks at him]
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Is there a problem, Richard?
Richard Harrow: [haltingly] Would you... fight for me?
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [walks over to him; with intensity] Of course I would. Right down to the last bullet.
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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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