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What Does the Bee Do? 

With the Commodore's Coast Guard seizing Nucky's liquor, he partners with Rothstein to bring it through Philly, but the Commodore suffers a debilitating stroker.



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Al Capone (credit only)
Lucy Danziger (credit only)


At a birthday party for Mayor Bader, Nucky's attorney has a legal brainstorm that could turn the tide in Nuck's election-rigging case. Facing a local liquor surplus, Jimmy and Mickey head to Philadelphia in search of buyers, while Nucky strikes an unlikely deal to get booze into Atlantic City. Eli frets over the Commodore's ability to lead; Margaret doles out staff bonuses; Chalky is cornered at work and at home; Owen puts his munitions expertise to work; Van Alden's agents target Mickey's warehouse; Richard lets down his guard in the name of art; Gillian recalls her "first time" with the Commodore. Written by HBO Publicity

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Crime | Drama | History





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16 October 2011 (USA)  »

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The boxing match being referred to is the Georges Carpentier-Jack Dempsey fight for the heavyweight title was fought on July 2, 1921 at Boyles' Thirty Acres off of Montgomery Street in Jersey City. Wooden bleachers were erected for the outdoor fight which drew a record 91,000 fans, had the first million dollar gate ($1,789,000), and was the first major sporting event broadcast on radio. Mayor Frank Hague used his considerable influence to bring the fight to Jersey City over other venues, Atlantic City and Manhattan's Polo Grounds. See more »


Typo: The "Atlantic City Daily Press" subheadline reads "Five Women Have Come Foreward" (misspelling of "forward") See more »


James 'Jimmy' Darmody: [Walking through a warehouse piled high with liquor] You can barely move in here.
Mickey Doyle: You've got your friends on the Coast Guard to thank for that three ship's worth of booze: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Canadian Club.
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The Ring and the Rose
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The Least Enjoyable Episode of season far
20 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode was rather slow paced in my opinion,Although Many characters were given some small camera time to let their character breathe a little eg (richard the soldier and Owen the Irishman )Im getting quite disappointed that Jimmy D. (my fav.character)is getting less camera time then say...nucky' house maids.. What has interested me about this episode though is observing the inner destruction of Agent van Alden' character (no spoilers).. ALL in all a quite Forgettable episode, and in terms of "action packed" its nothing like season 2 episode 2" Ourselves Alone".. I do hope the upcoming episode gives the fans something more say for example (Owen the Irishman going into action or Al Capone (Stephen Graham) getting more dialogue)

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