Boardwalk Empire Episode Guides
While hosting a New Year's Eve party for 1922-23, Nucky makes a resolution that does not sit well with Gyp Rosetti, a touchy gangster with a thirst for bootleg whiskey. Margaret looks to build on the Thompson endowment at St. Theresa's Hospital, to her husband's displeasure. In the absence of Jimmy and the Commodore, Gillian builds a new business while monitoring Richard's mentoring of her "son," Tommy. In Chicago, Al Capone is rankled by Irish mobster Dean O'Banion, and Van Alden stumbles onto a confrontation that could change his career path.
Spaghetti & Coffee
Mixing business with pleasure in New York, Nucky bristles at the collection tactics of Gaston Means, a "special investigator" with ties to Attorney General Harry Daugherty. At St. Theresa's, Margaret is troubled when her altruism is met with resistance by both a patient and an idealistic doctor. Gyp extends his stopover in Tabor Heights, a town halfway between Atlantic City and New York, with an eye towards establishing a strategic foothold. Chalky and his daughter Maybelle fail to agree on her future with Samuel; Eli gets a new boss and faces new realities at home; a major liquor shipment takes an unexpected detour.
Bone For Tuna
Disturbed by a recent nightmare and Billie's absence, Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the Church. Meanwhile, Gyp makes a deal with Nucky for a onetime liquor shipment, though the mobster's longtime intentions remain very much up in the air. Van Alden regrets trying to socialize with his co-workers; Margaret takes her women's-clinic pitch to a higher authority; Lucky and Meyer protect their investments; Richard sets the record straight with Mickey, and with Nucky.
Blue Bell Boy
After tracking down a liquor thief, Nucky and Owen spend a long night hiding out from the feds with the precocious perp. In his boss' absence, and with Rothstein fuming over a late delivery, Mickey overrules Eli to make a routing call that will have far-reaching consequences for Nucky and Gyp. Margaret encounters a familiar face while promoting Dr. Mason's classes at the new women's clinic at St. Theresa's. In New York, Lucky haggles with Joe Masseria over heroin splits, while in Chicago, Capone's feud with O'Banion heats up when one of his collectors gets roughed up on the South Side.
You'd Be Surprised
After venting with Nucky about his liquor travails, Rothstein sends Gyp an unequivocal message in Tabor Heights. In Washington, Gaston Means sees opportunity in a Senate investigation of Harry Daugherty and the Justice Department. Billie gets a new co-star to revive her faltering show; Van Alden and Sigrid receive an unexpected visitor; Gillian worries about keeping her business afloat in Jimmy's absence; Margaret has awkward moments at the hospital and, later, at Madam Jeunet's.
Ging Gang Goolie
After being detained in Washington by Daugherty's henchmen, Nucky approaches Esther Randolph, his onetime nemesis, and later entertains an intriguing proposition from Gaston Means. In Atlantic City, Margaret copes with Teddy's demons, while Owen investigates a suspicious fire; Gillian feuds with Lucky and finds a surrogate for Jimmy; and Richard connects with pugilistic vet Paul Sagorsky and his daughter Julia.
On Easter Sunday, Eli looks to get back in Nucky's good graces at a Thompson family reunion. While Richard and Tommy spend the day as guests of the Sagorskys, Gillian stays at home and makes a sacrifice to improve her future. In New York, after dinner and prayers, Gyp heads downtown in search of a blessing - from Joe Masseria.
Nucky makes a play to derail the Attorney General, and Gillian puts a revenge plot in motion. 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 sorts things out with Billie.
The Milkmaid's Lot
Nucky vows to eliminate his nemesis; a high-profile bootlegger is arrested; Emily's birthday party is scaled down; Gillian blames Harrow for Tommy's trouble; Type decides to buy a town's silence.
A Man, A Plan...
Nucky tries to keep Jess Smith quiet and neutralize Gyp's alliance with Joe Masseria; Margaret considers an alternate future; Van Alden's side business backfires; Gyp's shipment is short; Chalky sees an opportunity.
Gyp makes his move in Atlantic City; Nucky and Eddie must seek refuge with Chalky; Gillian considers a business future with an unwelcome partner; Luciano makes a deal; Harrow loses his house privileges.
Nucky makes a deal with Rothstein; Harrow returns to Gillian's brothel; Luciano must take on a new partner after being arrested; Chalky and Capone take on Masseria's men; Margaret decides to end one relationship and resume another.
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