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A Man, a Plan... 

Nucky plans to whack Joe Masseria and Gyp Rosetti, Richard stands up to Julia's abusive father, and Owen and Margaret plan to run off together.

Director:

Jeremy Podeswa

Writers:

Terence Winter (created by), David Flebotte (as Dave Flebotte) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Thompson
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Arnold Rothstein
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White
Anthony Laciura ... Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle
Jack Huston ... Richard Harrow
Charlie Cox ... Owen Sleater
Bobby Cannavale ... Gyp Rosetti
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody (credit only)
Stephen Root ... Gaston Means
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Storyline

Nucky doubles down on his war with Gyp and Joe, sending emissaries to Chicago to enlist Torrio's help and dispatching Owen to murder Joe at a Turkish bath. The bishop disbands Mason and Margaret's classes; Mason suggests they continue the classes at a store front, Margaret says good-bye. Robert faces down Julia's father and then spends a night with her under the boardwalk. Gyp gets a lesson in rogue waves, and a few cases of whiskey wash up on the Jersey shore. Nucky rejects an idea of Chalky's. Back in Chicago, Nelson's wife distills aquavit and Nelson peddles it to Norwegians. It's only a matter of time before he runs afoul of someone. And what of Margaret's affair with Owen? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

18 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

The title comes from the phrase "A man, a plan, a canal, Panama", a well-known palindrome (a phrase that reads the same forwards or backwards.) It refers to the many plans in this episode that "move backwards" and go awry (Nucky's plan to stage a hit on Joe Masseria, Margaret's plan to run away with Owen, Van Alden's plan to sell alcohol on the side). See more »

Goofs

The characters talk about Tabor Heights as a village on the beachfront. Google Maps has a place of that name well inland. See more »

Quotes

Gyp Rosetti: Every bottle accounted for tonight. That's 1200 cases, 24 bottles per. That's 28,800 bottles. See? That's math. That's useful. That's what my father used on account he laid bricks. Built churches, bridges. Came home at night, he smelled like sweat, not fish. Broke his back, dead at 50. Layin' around in a fuckin' boat, he would have seen 100. But not him. Not fuckin' him. Not like your father. Right, Franco?
[cut to Franco, buried up to his neck in the sand, the tide slowly coming in]
Franco: Please, Mr....
[...]
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Soundtracks

I'll See You In My Dreams
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Kelly Macdonald
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Ratchet up the tension to excruciating.
20 November 2012 | by zippyflynn2See all my reviews

Prepare to get your heart broke, prepare to get really ticked off and prepare to look forward to the next episodes. If you haven't seen it yet: do so as soon as possible. This is tension creating at its best. If you have seen it: you know what I'm talking about, it's painful yet like a horrific car wreck you can't help but look and be terribly haunted and disturbed by what you see. This is the episode, filled with many shocking and decidedly unpleasant twists, that finally pushed this series into the "great" category (one I reserve for very few). I can now forgive its sometime contrived moments in the past. Enjoy, this is turning into a real barn burner.


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