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Jimmy's story would be complete if he stabbed his eyes out, if you know what I mean.

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Maybe Jimmy could cut a better deal with Luciano if he'd just let him know that they're Eskimo brothers.
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Wow! What an ending. I did not see either of those events occurring. Incredible writing, direction and acting.

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Wow. Just wow

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good stuff.

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Wow! What an ending. I did not see either of those events occurring. Incredible writing, direction and acting.

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I can't believe such an amazing show has hardly any posts. This show is amazing and in my mind the best thing on tv. I hope it's ratings are better than on the posts on this board.
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As one of the few scripted programs I like to watch, and watch live, tonight was a very enjoyable end to the second season. I look forward to season three, hopefully next September.

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Great finale.

Jimmy got his just desserts.
There was simply NO way Nuck could let it all slide.

Van Alden is in Cicero?
The fortress of the Chicago Mob?
Sounds like a Van Alden/Capone intersection next season.

Just wait until Nuck finds out about the Margaret's double betrayal (the land deed and the infidelity).
She will have an "accident," no doubt about it.

Richard and Jimmy's momma will hook-up and seek revenge.....and fail.
They have no allies, besides, Nuck will see it coming from 100 miles away.

Eli is on a tight leash, any further bullpoop and he will have an "accident" too.

Next season will certainly be interesting; the waiting is the hardest part.

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Great series, great season, great writing, great performances...I didn't care for Michael Pitt's Jimmy as acted or characterized in the first few eps of S1, but as his story unfolded, he became more and more compelling. I not only started to appreciate MP/JD, but his storylines and intersecting characters were just as entertaining as Nucky's. His screen presence actually explipsed Busemi's. I became a big fan. As this season approached climax, I realized his character was in jeopardy, but felt assured that he would survive as a lynchpin to the series. Boy, was I wrong. I'm going to miss him. Hopefully, he'll get some meaty roles, as he's a talented and magnetic actor.

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On the dvr for watching tonight...sounds like a great finale!

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Great finale.

Jimmy got his just desserts.
There was simply NO way Nuck could let it all slide.

Van Alden is in Cicero?
The fortress of the Chicago Mob?
Sounds like a Van Alden/Capone intersection next season.

Just wait until Nuck finds out about the Margaret's double betrayal (the land deed and the infidelity).
She will have an "accident," no doubt about it.

Richard and Jimmy's momma will hook-up and seek revenge.....and fail.
They have no allies, besides, Nuck will see it coming from 100 miles away.

Eli is on a tight leash, any further bullpoop and he will have an "accident" too.

Next season will certainly be interesting; the waiting is the hardest part.

Richard may not take out Nucky but I guarantee he will cause some serious blood to be shed. Maybe he will take out Eli...
Definitely surprising to see a main character taken out like that....I kept expecting Richard to show up and start shooting and give Jimmy the chance to escape.
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I usually record BE, but I watched the finale live last night and I'm glad I did. As has been said, great writing, directing, and performing. Best show on television IMO. Don't feel sorry for Michael Pitt. That was a star making role and performance, and I'm sure we will see him again soon.
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Fantastic ending and compelling fodder for what's going to happen next season.

In retrospect, you could almost see that Jimmy knew/felt he was going to die and the walls would be closing in. The fact that he tried to make right with Chalky. He wanted to talk to Nucky and explain why he did what he did. The scene with his son on the beach with the horse...where you could almost feel that Jimmy despised his mother--as well as the scene with Uncle Junior and the will--where Jimmy rips up the will and asks if everything will transfer to his son after he's gone. And then when Jimmy and Richard are sitting drinking when he gets the call from Nucky and he asks Richard to agree to leave everything behind.

Great writing. Great acting. Hopefully Season 3 is as compelling and twisting.
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...I kept expecting Richard to show up and start shooting and give Jimmy the chance to escape.

i was thinking nuck would turn and shoot the butcher. nuck had a tough decision to make between eli and jimmy's stories. only blood ties kept eli and his lying a$$ alive.

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WOW, what a season finale...Beautifully written, acted, and Directed by Tim "Salami" Van Patten, the go to Director at HBO. Remember what Eli said from his chair about Nucky a few episodes back...."Just kill him"....The rain scene....If you have it DVR'd, watch it now...
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There's only been two shows that get me emotionally moved and both happened to be hbo. Great writing. Great acting. Can't wait to see where this goes. Especially now that van Alden is in capones territory without a badge

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nuck had a tough decision to make between eli and jimmy's stories. only blood ties kept eli and his lying a$$ alive.

Agreed.
Nuck is no fool, he knew Eli was up to his eyeballs in the plot.

Gotta wonder if Eli won't meet his end in prison via a shank?
At least Nuck won't have to be there....

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Fantastic ending and compelling fodder for what's going to happen next season.

In retrospect, you could almost see that Jimmy knew/felt he was going to die and the walls would be closing in. The fact that he tried to make right with Chalky. He wanted to talk to Nucky and explain why he did what he did. The scene with his son on the beach with the horse...where you could almost feel that Jimmy despised his mother--as well as the scene with Uncle Junior and the will--where Jimmy rips up the will and asks if everything will transfer to his son after he's gone. And then when Jimmy and Richard are sitting drinking when he gets the call from Nucky and he asks Richard to agree to leave everything behind.

Great writing. Great acting. Hopefully Season 3 is as compelling and twisting.

Great post agree with all

I will addI love the way Nucky told his new wife that Jimmy reenlisted in the army. It was his sarcastic way of confessing, or setting the record straight, with his higher power. Otherwise why even admit that he bumped into Jimmyhe was shoving her face in it.

And ever since she donated her private stash of cash to the church it was inevitable that she was going to sign over the land to the church. At least it was blatantly obvious to me. Great all around show!

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for some reason i think nuck will get the property back next season. he may have to give something up, but will get it back.

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I kind of wonder if the church will become a power figure in all this similar to the godfather.
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I kind of wonder if the church will become a power figure in all this similar to the godfather.

I think it's a given that the good Father will use the deed to his best advantage.
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I kind of wonder if the church will become a power figure in all this similar to the godfather.

Nuck has bitch-slapped the padre before.
No reason to expect him NOT to do it again.

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Fantastic ending and compelling fodder for what's going to happen next season.

In retrospect, you could almost see that Jimmy knew/felt he was going to die and the walls would be closing in. The fact that he tried to make right with Chalky. He wanted to talk to Nucky and explain why he did what he did. The scene with his son on the beach with the horse...where you could almost feel that Jimmy despised his mother--as well as the scene with Uncle Junior and the will--where Jimmy rips up the will and asks if everything will transfer to his son after he's gone. And then when Jimmy and Richard are sitting drinking when he gets the call from Nucky and he asks Richard to agree to leave everything behind.

Great writing. Great acting. Hopefully Season 3 is as compelling and twisting.

Yes, the kid and nimah discussing the dogtags should have given it away too.
Still I was shocked at that rain scene twist.

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Great finale!!

Even tho you guys had some spoilers here, seeing Jimmy's demise was still a bit of shock. The way the episode unfold reminded me a lot of Michael Corleone getting even with all his enemies in 1 swoop. What surprised me was him finally taking Eli's side over Jimmy, when IIRC, it was Jimmy who was reluctant & Eli was the one who wanted to off Nuck all along. Eli lied his @ss off. Kind of surprised Nuck fell for it...but then again, there's next season to even that score

Even though you could see it happening, it still was fascinating to see it all fall into place.

Yeah, I agree Nuck will probably find a way to get the land back. Father Brennan won't be enjoying it for long.

And if Margaret isn't careful, she'll be sleeping with the fishes next season. We'll also have to see what happens to Richard. Does he try to avenge Jimmy for mom or does he join up with Nuck.

This show has turned out to be one of the best HBO series, along with Deadwood. I think better than Sopranos which had a lot of family dynamic episodes, sometime you could almost feel sympathetic to Tony. There's no one in BE that has redeeming qualities

Next season can't come soon enough! Looking forward to it and GoT in April.

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All the acting has been top notch. Pitt showed a lot of depth in playing Jimmy. I don't know his filmography, but he should do well in the next project. He's good.

So is the actor playing Richard. The episodes where Angela draws his portrait and the one where he almost commits suicide, the actor was able to portray Richard's pain without going maudlin. Great stuff.

But all the actors have been very good to excellent in this show

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All the acting has been top notch. Pitt showed a lot of depth in playing Jimmy. I don't know his filmography, but he should do well in the next project. He's good.

So is the actor playing Richard. The episodes where Angela draws his portrait and the one where he almost commits suicide, the actor was able to portray Richard's pain without going maudlin. Great stuff.

But all the actors have been very good to excellent in this show

Agree...both young actors really nailed their parts. I saw a blurb from the guy who plays Richard...paraphrased...he gets the character so well, that sometimes he goes back to his trailer and cries. Sounds weak I guess, but being able to capture the character's pain has got to take it's toll. I thought Jimmy was much too whiny in the beginning, but later as he developed, we got to see a portrayal of a complex character with ballz, but still inexperienced. At the last, when his backstory was fully revealed, you just had to feel for the guy. All that potential, but absolutely no chance given his choices and experience level. The guy was doomed.

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I saw a blurb from the guy who plays Richard...paraphrased...he gets the character so well, that sometimes he goes back to his trailer and cries. Sounds weak I guess, but being able to capture the character's pain has got to take it's toll.

Weak? Hardly. He's just a very talented actor. Comes from showbiz royalty -- great-grandfather was Walter Huston, grandfather was John, aunt is Angelica.
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Comes from showbiz royalty -- great-grandfather was Walter Huston, grandfather was John, aunt is Angelica.

Didn't know that....thanx for the info.

Of all the series I watch, B.E. has (hands down) the best acting.
Up and down the cast, the performances have been TERRIFIC.

It's gonna be a long wait.....

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