Boardwalk Empire: Season 2, Episode 8

Two Boats and a Lifeguard (13 Nov. 2011)

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When the Feds serve Eli with a subpoena, the trauma causes his father to have a heart attack, and Nucky announces to his rivals that he's retiring.

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Nucky's father dies, prompting Nucky's reflections on life's priorities. He asks Margaret's children to call him dad, he goes to Jimmy and the Commodore with a stunning announcement, and he tells Owen he's going to Ireland. Behind the scenes, it's unclear if this is a conversion or a new ploy: Nucky encourages Chalky to call a strike of the Black workforce in the middle of tourist season, and Eli warns Jimmy that Nucky's smarter than any of them. Angela learns more about Jimmy's work and, at the shore, meets a liberated woman from San Francisco. Van Alden hires a nanny for Abigale. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Final appearance of actor Tom Aldredge (Nucky's father Ethan Thompson). See more »

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When Margaret is talking to Nucky about the loss of his father, she sits and takes his hand in hers. In the next shot, he is holding her hand. See more »

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Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [at his father's wake] I'm here for mother, and for Susan.
Elias 'Eli' Thompson: They're all together now.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Heaven? If such a thing existed, you really think that son of a bitch would be there?
[Eli starts crying]
Elias 'Eli' Thompson: Was he that bad, Nucky? Really?
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: You've obviously forgotten key events from our childhood.
Elias 'Eli' Thompson: I turned out OK. So did you. Whatever he did, he made us the men we are today.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: What's that?
Elias 'Eli' Thompson: We run this fucking town, Nucky!
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: WE don't run anything, brother. And he can rot in hell.
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Written by Phil Goldberg and Frank Magine (also attributed to Frank Maguire)
Performed by Rae Eleanor Ball
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