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Luciano encounters Capone in Chicago; Nucky and Margaret find common ground in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Sally conducts business in Cuba as rumors swirl of a public uprising. In 1884, a young Nucky continues to impress the commodore.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
... Margaret Thompson
... Nelson Van Alden
... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
... Al Capone
... Lucky Luciano
... Chalky White (credit only)
... Mickey Doyle
... Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
... Willie Thompson (credit only)
... Gillian Darmody (credit only)
... Sally Wheet
... Ethan Thompson
... Sheriff Jacob Lindsay
... Ralph Capone


Things begin to come apart for Nucky in 1931 when his deal to be the exclusive distributor for Bicardi starts to unravel as revolution begins to disrupt the country. Margaret reappears in Nucky's life after Rothstein's estate is settled, and she needs protection against the late gambler's wife's lawyers. In 1884 an ambitious Nucky ingratiates himself with the Commodore's organization as he tries to escape his cruel father and grinding family poverty. Written by duke1029

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Crime | Drama | History


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Release Date:

28 September 2014 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Ironically, Wallace Beery, the Oscar-winning actor said to have a resemblance to Capone in this episode, was once married to future megastar Gloria Swanson very early in their careers. Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the Kennedy clan, reportedly later had Swanson as his mistress during the Twenties. See more »


Sally Wheet: [on the phone to the States] Well, what do I tell Ronis? He's expecting his good faith money.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: They are three words that don't go together.
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References The Secret 6 (1931) See more »


Slavonic March
Performed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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We're in the middle of it? Jesus...
29 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

We are in the half of the season, so what can we say? Well... When the finale started, i thought it's going to be an epic finale, which will end all the story parts, but it's not. I thought they moved 7 years from the events of the last season, because 1931 is probably historically the most interesting of all years in prohibition time, but no. Half of the time we are stock in 1880's. You would think that flashbacks are similar to those in Godfather II, so it must be interesting addition to the series, but no! There's literally nothing going on. So far we haven't learned anything new from them. You would guess that series has something to say in the present. Again, you are wrong. 3/4 of this episode is about Nucky and needless to say, i hate him since the start of 4th season. I used to like his character: Corrupted and charismatic politician, who liked to enjoy life, but had some morals left in him and was forced by all the people around him to be more and more gangster alike. Now he is just selfish uninteresting prick, which only concern is... Margaret. His part is tedious as well. For the defense of this episode, Al's character and part are still awesome. He is great combination of funny guy and deadly, unpredictable psychopath. But his part is there for only about 10 minutes! But if it wasn't there, i would vote much lower than that. In conclusion, i hope next episodes will be way less about Nucky and way more about everything else.

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