Boardwalk Empire: Season 3, Episode 8

The Pony (4 Nov. 2012)

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In the foreground, Nucky makes a play to derail the Attorney General, and Gillian puts a revenge plot in motion. Around the edges, Margaret accompanies Owen to the countryside to look for a... See full summary »

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In the foreground, Nucky makes a play to derail the Attorney General, and Gillian puts a revenge plot in motion. Around the edges, Margaret accompanies Owen to the countryside to look for a pony for Emily and then has a personal conversation with Dr. Mason, Nelson (with his wife's help) finds a new vocation, O'Banion takes his case against Capone to Johnny Torio, and Nucky has to sort things out with the plucky and independent Billie. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A surprising episode filled with masculinity.
5 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It would seem Nucky and Margaret have found love, but not with each other. Owen and Margaret are becoming closer, which could possibly end badly for both of them, but especially Owen if Nucky finds out. Nucky, however, feeling a bit upset after being kicked out of a gentleman's club and rejected from a business deal, visits Billie unexpectedly and does not like the man who is in her presence. Nucky decides to show his anger on the "Sphinx," by sucker punching him and going for a rough and tumble on the floor. It is rather humorous to watch Steve Buscemi act out his brilliance by sitting on the couch after the fight is interrupted by Billie, just smiling with that smug grin as he is threatened to be sued. Nucky just smiles with a cigarette between his teeth, his bring it on attitude much like that of Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs.

Furthermore, Van Alden's character is becoming more complex. I must say, however, that every time he's not on screen I can't wait until he returns. He shows off his frustration at work in a rather gruesome way, but it was a long time coming and found myself cheering for his feat of masculinity.

I cannot say the same for Gillian. Every time she is on screen I can't wait until she is off again. Her psychological well being has been flushed down the metaphorical toilet long ago, and I sincerely cannot wait until her fate catches up with her. I can actually say that her character is so wretched, I would like to see her become a vegetable, and have to lay in bed for the rest of her miserable life so she can rot with her thoughts. Her little stunt may have fooled the Leander, but her trickery has not fooled the likes of Richard Harrow, who is extremely outspoken. I think Richard may be the one to introduce Gillian to her demise, or so I hope. Gillian tells Gyp where Nucky and Rothstein will be meeting for dinner, because Luciano can't seem to keep his mouth shut about anything. Gyps plan to retaliate against Nucky and Rothstein is one I sincerely did not see coming.

When Rothstein, Nucky and Billie are strolling towards dinner on the boardwalk they are interrupted by a rather annoying character, and Rothstein shows this by the disgust on his face. Little to his surprise though, it is this mans interruption that saves their lives. Nucky tells Billie to wait for them by the restaurant door and she gives him a loving look as she departs. It's hard not to catch the sense of worry in the atmosphere as Nucky and Billie lock eyes from afar, his smile suddenly turning into a frown. The viewer is expecting maybe the typical shoot out on the boardwalk, but much to Nuckys surprise he gets something a little more devastating. The restaurant, after being rigged with explosives, explodes taking Billie as a hostage of retaliation warfare.

This episode was deep and rather unexpected. I think all the Jimmy humpers need to get on with their lives and stop bringing the shows ratings down. Great episode.

9/10


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