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Devil You Know 

Chalky comes to an agreement with Narcisse to free Daughter Maitland. Nucky engages in alcoholic depravity. Van Alden and Eli try to steal Capone's ledgers.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Margaret Thompson (credit only)
Al Capone
Lucky Luciano (credit only)
Chalky White
Mickey Doyle
Valentin Narcisse
Willie Thompson (credit only)
Gillian Darmody (credit only)
Ralph Capone
Deputy Sheriff Enoch Thompson
Daughter Maitland
Commodore Louis Kaestner
Joe Harper


Chalky runs into Narcisse in Harlem with a plan to set Daughter free. Meanwhile, Nucky mingles with a different crowd when he tries to drown his sorrows in alcohol; and in Chicago, the Feds tap Eli and Nelson to help them neutralize the Capone empire. Also: A young Nucky complains to Mabel about his endorsement of Jim Neary, and teams up with Eli to catch a thief in 1897.

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Crime | Drama | History


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Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


This is the first time an episode has started precisely where the previous episode left off. Typically the cliffhangers were stalled by anticipatory parallel stories before getting back to the dramatic place the previous episode ended upon. See more »


When Nucky is trying to catch the little boy he runs over to him and yells "Hey!" when he is far enough for the boy to start running. One of the most classic Hollywood cliches of all times which just doesn't want to die. See more »


References Scarface (1932) See more »


Straight Up and Down
By The Brian Jonestown Massacre
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He should've chosen murder-suicide
19 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

The way Chalky White dies is awful, it truly sucks! Did he really think he would stay alive after Valentin Narcisse offered him a deal after Chalky trapped Valentin silently threatening to kill him? I saw only 2 options for Chalky after he handed his gun then Valentin got in: 1) He would be assigned a mission assuredly killing him. 2) Exactly what happened: Be killed right then.

Yes Chalky was awestruck when he realized the child Daughter Maitland had with her was his. But what about the death of his other daughter which he attributed to Narcisse? What about the assassination attempt by the police officers (corrupt of course) surely ordered by Valentin? What about the same extent of assassination, that went to his refuge to his mentor Oscar Boneau, which he seem so found of?

Chalky knew before handing his handgun that death was inevitable due to Valentin, and also knew all the wrong he received from the latter, yet he chose simple death (by Valentin henchman) over murder-suicide.

This is ridiculous. Have I known this, I would have though of Chalky White all along as borderline mentally challenged.

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