Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's expensive and lavish lifestyle for a county political figure.

Genre: Drama

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    • Episode 12

      A Return to Normalcy

      aired: Sun, Dec 5, 2010

      In the Season One finale, Nucky and Atlantic City brace for change on Election Day; Torrio brokers a deal between two nemeses, with far-reaching consequences; Jimmy ponders his future, as do Margaret, Agent Van Alden and Eli.

    • Episode 11

      Paris Green

      aired: Sun, Nov 28, 2010

      Nucky shakes up the status quo; Jimmy deals with some tricky family issues; Van Alden addresses Agent Sebso's 'temptations.'

    • Episode 10

      The Emerald City

      aired: Sun, Nov 21, 2010

      Nucky asks Margaret to toe the party line; Angela witnesses Jimmy's violent side; Capone faces a crossroads; Van Alden grapples with his emotions.

    • Episode 9

      Belle Femme

      aired: Sun, Nov 14, 2010

      Nucky braces for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps out Madame Jeunet.

    • Episode 8

      Hold Me in Paradise

      aired: Sun, Nov 7, 2010

      While visiting Chicago during the Republican National Convention, Nucky gets some alarming news from Atlantic City.

    • Episode 7


      aired: Sun, Oct 31, 2010

      After his father Ethan is injured in a fall, Nucky uses the opportunity to refurbish his childhood home. During a visit to an army hospital, Jimmy befriends a disfigured vet named Richard Harrow, whose sharp eye may prove invaluable. Chalky considers a liquor proposition which would eliminate middle man Nucky. Van Alden gets a valuable lead on the woods massacre. Angela finds companionship in Jimmy's absence; Luciano and a friend cut a deal with the D'Alessio brothers. On a double-date with new friend Annabelle and her beaux, Margaret tries to get Nucky to open up about some painful childhood memories; on a tip from Capone, Jimmy eyes payback against one of Sheridan's thugs.

    • Episode 6

      Family Limitation

      aired: Sun, Oct 24, 2010

      After the brazen robbery of one of his Ward Bosses, Nucky turns up the heat on Lucky Luciano. An emboldened Margaret stands up to Lucy at the dress shop, and then accepts an offer from Nucky to change her circumstances. In Chicago, Al Capone's frustration over family issues spills over into his relationship with Jimmy, who scores points with Johnny Torrio for a bold power play involving mob heavy Charlie Sheridan and the neighborhood of Greektown.

    • Episode 5

      Nights in Ballygran

      aired: Sun, Oct 17, 2010

      On the day of the annual St. Patrick's Eve dinner, Nucky deals with his jealous brother's oratory ambitions, as well as a group of disenchanted 'Leprechauns.' Feeling ignored by Nucky, a frustrated Margaret feeds Van Alden information regarding the whereabouts of a garage filled with barrels of beer. In New York, Arnold Rothstein worries about his involvement in the fixed World Series, while in Chicago, Jimmy copes with the aftermath of a vicious attack orchestrated by Torrio rival Charlie Sheridan.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Sun, Oct 10, 2010

      In Chicago, Jimmy bonds with one of Johnny Torrio's prostitutes, Pearl, and finds himself increasingly at odds with the hot-headed Al Capone. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky looks to leverage his relationships with ambitious U.S. Senator Walter Edge as well as Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague. Eli and Chalky go to extremes to interrogate a KKK member; Lucky Luciano sets his sights on Jimmy's 'wife'; Margaret impresses at Nucky's lavish birthday party, while Lucy tries to protect her territory.

    • Episode 3

      Broadway Limited

      aired: Sun, Oct 3, 2010

      An unlikely witness threatens to expose the perpetrators of the woods massacre, sending Eli--and Agent Nelson Van Alden--rushing to the hospital. As Nucky re-evaluates his relationship with Lucy, Margaret starts a new job at an upscale French dress shop at the Ritz. Chalky's team pays a heavy price for taking over Mickey Doyle's bootleg operation, causing Chalky to reevaluate his relationship with Nucky. After questioning Angela's loyalty, Jimmy heads west.

    • Episode 2

      The Ivory Tower

      aired: Sun, Sep 26, 2010

      Investigating the heist now linked to Hans Schroeder, straight-and-narrow Agent Nelson van Alden pays a visit to Nucky, and leaves convinced that the Treasurer is "as corrupt as the day is long." A concerned Nucky sends his brother, Sheriff Elias Thompson, to the hospital to sow the seeds of doubt in the widow Schroeder's mind, then visits the local jail to tell Mickey Ward that he's being replaced by Chalky White in the bootleg-production business. When Jimmy arrives for work, Nucky orders him to pay an extra $3G for the mess he created, sending Jimmy scrambling to recoup some of the money he spent on a gift for his mother, a showgirl named Gillian. In Chicago, Al Capone shows a local reporter what he thinks about accusations that Johnny Torrio was involved in the slaying of local mobster "Big Jim" Colosimo. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky discusses the upcoming election with his aging mentor, Commodore Louis Kaestner, who advises him to keep things simple with his constituency. Later, before heading out to celebrate his birthday, Nucky rebukes an irate Arnold Rothstein over the phone, then gives Margaret some in-person advice on how to provide for her children. As a long day ends, a traveling salesman named George Baxter, in town for a day with an unwilling young beauty named Claudia, makes a startling discovery while on the road home to Baltimore.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Sun, Sep 19, 2010

      Series Premiere. January, 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's duplicitous Treasurer, Nucky Thompson, condemns alcohol at a Women's Temperance League meeting, then privately tells his Ward Bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor. At a countdown to midnight blast at Babette's Supper Club, he flirts with Margaret Schroeder, a pretty, pregnant wife looking for help getting her abusive husband Hans a job, and assures Jimmy Darmody, a recently returned WWI vet, that his appointment as "Man Friday" to the new Chief Clerk of the Fourth Ward, Paddy Ryan, will lead to bigger things. Jimmy, who has higher aspirations, ends up befriending Al Capone, a young Chicago thug in town with boss Arnold Rothstein, who's setting up bootleg deals with Nucky. Privy to inside information about a truck shipment leaving town that night, the pair engineers a rogue heist that turns deadly--sending Nucky looking for scapegoats to take the blame.

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