Originally Posted by TitusTroy
.I did not like the way Gyp was killed off...after all the buildup and anticipation he gets killed by some random redshirt we hardly knew?...having Nucky, Harrow, Gillian etc do the deed would have been much more satisfying
...this season's biggest highlight was Bobby Cannavale's portrayal of psycho gangster Gyp Rosetti...the guy owned every scene he was in....I do think the show needs to forge its identity better rather then trying to make everyone happy by trying to be both a gangster show and a slower character driven one...looking forward to Season 4
Originally Posted by fjames
I thought it was brilliant. Despite his grandiose delusions, he's just another schmuck, something he'd be incapable of understanding - although he may have gained some personal insight in the last few seconds of his life. Gyp would have expected to go out in a blaze of glory, but it's a knife in the back on a lonely beach - when delusion meets reality, delusion loses.
I think Bobby Cannavale's protrayal of Giuseppe Colombano Rosetti was definitely the center of season 3, and this was his undoing.
For better or worse its Nucky Thompson's story and Cannavale as Gyp was stealing the show.
Steve Buscemi has always done excellent work, yet nothing as magnetic, scary, unpredictable, emotional and believable as Bobby Cannavale's work here.
Even his before death "impression" of Nucky was real disturbing, the guy just kept outdoing himself (some of which is really tough to re-watch).
Gyp was a real low-life with aspirations for greatness, captured to a "T" by Cannavale.