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post #931 of 1447
Except for Billies demise, this was my favorite episode of the season. Finally, Van Alden lets loose all that pent up rage at his coworkers!!!eek.gifsmile.gif Looks like his wife is making it easy for him to transition to a lucrative (while at lasts) life of crime. Guess I was wrong about Rosetti not harming women. The death toll from that explosion must be high. Poor Babette. frown.gif
post #932 of 1447
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post

its going to be great seeing the way Gyp dies.

I wonder if they did a bit of foreshadowing last night when Richard Harrow was introduced to Gyp for the first time
post #933 of 1447
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Regarding the explosion, the lack of certainty coupled with the monumental collateral damage seems over the top, even for Rosetti. While I realize it's strongly implied Rosetti was behind it, I could believe a boiler explosion much easier than this being Rosetti's choice of weapons.

Wouldn't it be a hoot if Rosetti's body were found in the building, and he was a victim as well? Going with your point about the damage being over the top, we need to remember that Nucky has enemies and potential enemies much higher up the food chain than Rosetti. When you consider the firepower that could be brought to bear by the AG or Mellon (perhaps he is not as much a partner to Nucky as he appeared), there could at least potentially be more than one villain at work here.

All that said, the episode sure set it up to be the work of Rosetti.
post #934 of 1447
Assuming that Billie really is dead, a nearly certain bet it seems to me, I will really miss Meg Chambers Steedle who played Billie. She is about my favorite young TV actress these days, and she can sing and dance to boot. I hated to see the girl go and shall miss her. The scene in Billie's apartment where Nucky gave her her annuity and told her she was free to go was really well done.

Although I could see Van Alden's outburst coming from across the street, I loved it when he gave the nasty slob in the steam iron company's sales office what he so richly deserved when the guy kept needling Van Alden about his sales pitch. That made Van Alden's later comment that it was a lot easier to sell aquavit than steam irons all the more funny. I continue to be more and more impressed all the time by the smarts and confidence of Van Alden's Scandinavian wife. The lady is a star. Van Alden is a mess but he certainly out married himself the second time around.

Like other posters, when Babette's Club was incinerated in a horrendous explosion and fire, my first thought was that Gyp must have done it. On mature reflection, though, I think it's too early to say with any confidence who blew the place up. Looking forward to learning more about all of that.
Edited by gwsat - 11/6/12 at 8:33am
post #935 of 1447
anyone who doesn't think it was Gyp who blew up the club is overthinking things way too much...it's obvious it was Gyp...100% no doubt...sometimes you can overanalyze and overthink things too much

only reason Nucky wasn't inside at the moment of impact was the appaearance of that guy who kept chatting with him
post #936 of 1447
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I hope they keep Gyp around next season...he's one of my all time favorite gangster characters on TV or film...hopefully they won't just make him a 1 season villian and kill him off in the season finale
Unless he takes out "the boss," he will be a one season character.
He is too much of a threat to ignore.

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Capone seemed to be eyeing Torrio in a weird way at the end...looks like he's thinking about offing him and becoming the top dog
Won't be long now....wink.gif

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Regarding the explosion, the lack of certainty coupled with the monumental collateral damage seems over the top, even for Rosetti. While I realize it's strongly implied Rosetti was behind it, I could believe a boiler explosion much easier than this being Rosetti's choice of weapons.
Gyp came within an eyelash of going to meet his maker this episode.
He is desperate, and will do anything and everything to stay alive.
post #937 of 1447
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Unless he takes out "the boss," he will be a one season character.
He is too much of a threat to ignore

Sopranos kept some villians around for a few seasons so hopefully since Terence Winter is a protege of David Chase that he will do the same with Gyp...I think going into the season he was written as a season long villian but I think after seeing him play the role so perfectly and beyond even their imaginations they could have changed their minds regarding his fate this season
post #938 of 1447
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Gyp came within an eyelash of going to meet his maker this episode.
He is desperate, and will do anything and everything to stay alive.

Exactly my point. The best way for him to stay alive was to succeed. A group of gunman, scattered amongst the boardwalk crowd in front of Babettes, wouldn't have left much to chance.

One thing did come to mind that would support use of a bomb. Does Nucky or Rothstein have an ownership interest in Babettes? I can't recall. If so, the irony of blowing them up in their own place sounds like the Rosetti we all know and love.
post #939 of 1447
Speaking of the Sopranos, another one showed up - Meadow's boyfriend. Besides the other things mentioned, it looks like Al may be about to take over in Chicago.

larry
post #940 of 1447
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Exactly my point. The best way for him to stay alive was to succeed. A group of gunman, scattered amongst the boardwalk crowd in front of Babettes, wouldn't have left much to chance.
One thing did come to mind that would support use of a bomb. Does Nucky or Rothstein have an ownership interest in Babettes? I can't recall. If so, the irony of blowing them up in their own place sounds like the Rosetti we all know and love.


Nope, Nucky or Rothstein has no interest in Babbetts club. It's evident Rossetti had the bomb planted, by the trailers. Van Aldens wife is a pip, huh? She is gently pushing him to reality, and criminal life, but what choice has he? Capone didn't kill Torrio in life he did take over his racketts when Torrio went to Itay. O'Banion tried to off him.
Edited by quad4.0 - 11/6/12 at 7:20am
post #941 of 1447
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Speaking of the Sopranos, another one showed up - Meadow's boyfriend. Besides the other things mentioned, it looks like Al may be about to take over in Chicago.
larry

who's he playing on Boardwalk Empire?
post #942 of 1447
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Unless he takes out "the boss," he will be a one season character.
He is too much of a threat to ignore.
Won't be long now....wink.gif
Gyp came within an eyelash of going to meet his maker this episode.
He is desperate, and will do anything and everything to stay alive.

That's true indeed. Gyp's hatred of and need to get rid of Nucky is the main reason why most of us think Gyp is the leading suspect in the explosion and fire at Babette's club. Still, I can't quite bring myself to dismiss the possibility that some other dude done it.smile.gif I also believe that the probabilities are strongly in favor of Gyp being gone by the end of the season.

Nucky's obsessive relationship with Billie was fascinating. I'm not convinced that Nucky loved her because at this stage of his life I'm not sure he could love anyone. If he could have fallen in love again, though, it would have been with Billie, Man, I'm really going to miss that girl!
post #943 of 1447
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Speaking of the Sopranos, another one showed up - Meadow's boyfriend. Besides the other things mentioned, it looks like Al may be about to take over in Chicago.
larry

who's he playing on Boardwalk Empire?
Will Janowitz plays Hymie Weiss. He was on the left of O'Banion (Van Alder in background with iron suitcase) when they met at the meat packing plant with Al and his boss.

larry
post #944 of 1447
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Nucky's obsessive relationship with Billie was fascinating. I'm not convinced that Nucky loved her because at this stage of his life I'm not sure he could love anyone. If he could have fallen in love again, though, it would have been with Billie, Man, I'm really going to miss that girl!
It seems to me Billie played a role Nucky needed in his life: a woman he could control.
And after the mess he made with Margaret, he needed to feed his "need."wink.gif
post #945 of 1447
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It seems to me Billie played a role Nucky needed in his life: a woman he could control.
And after the mess he made with Margaret, he needed to feed his "need."wink.gif

" Do you know Lucy Danzinger? No? The next one won't know you either"
post #946 of 1447
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Will Janowitz plays Hymie Weiss. He was on the left of O'Banion (Van Alder in background with iron suitcase) when they met at the meat packing plant with Al and his boss.
larry

ah Finn!...for some reason all I kept thinking about was Noah, the half black/half Jewish ex-boyfriend

Hymie Weiss is supposedly an important character historically so we'll probably be seeing a lot more of him next season
post #947 of 1447
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Hymie Weiss is supposedly an important character historically so we'll probably be seeing a lot more of him next season
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymie_Weiss
post #948 of 1447
Finn Datrolio??? Meadow's boy-friend??
post #949 of 1447
Nucky is on the ropes....again - suffering from the explosion.

Gyp is truly in his own world (of egomania) at this point.

Margaret decides to make a move and push Nucky into a risky situation.

Great audio and visual effects in this episode......
post #950 of 1447
After seeing Nuck was in no way able to conduct business, I can't believe none of the inner circle didn't call his doc in to medicate him to his bed to get his needed rest/recovery.

If Margaret doesn't leave for Ireland (as in yesterday), she and her beau will end up with concrete boots a couple of miles east of the Boardwalk.
post #951 of 1447
I have no idea whats going to happen after tonight, what is nucky going to do? He has no backing, and is in pretty bad condition.
post #952 of 1447
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Great audio and visual effects in this episode......

I noticed that as well...the picture quality looked especially crisp and not as dim as usual

looks like they are slowing the whole Gyp story until the final episode of the season
Edited by TitusTroy - 11/12/12 at 3:24pm
post #953 of 1447
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I have no idea whats going to happen after tonight, what is nucky going to do? He has no backing, and is in pretty bad condition.

I guess Richard will kill them all in the whorehouse...
post #954 of 1447
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looks like they are slowing the whole Gyp story until the final episode of the season
Agreed.

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I guess Richard will kill them all in the whorehouse...
That would be a great episode.wink.gif
post #955 of 1447
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I have no idea whats going to happen after tonight, what is nucky going to do? He has no backing, and is in pretty bad condition.

I guess Richard will kill them all in the whorehouse...
If Gillian makes the mistake of interfering with Harrow and his new g/f, Harrow may well end up running the whorehouse. smile.gif
post #956 of 1447
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If Gillian makes the mistake of interfering with Harrow and his new g/f, Harrow may well end up running the whorehouse. smile.gif
I can see that happening, but I would definitely MISS Ms. Mol (one of the sexiest women on screen).wink.gif
post #957 of 1447
Indeed. Check out The Notorious Bettie Page if you're not convinced.
post #958 of 1447
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I can see that happening, but I would definitely MISS Ms. Mol (one of the sexiest women on screen).wink.gif

since there are very few female lead characters on the show I doubt they will be killing off Gillian...her and Margaret seem to be the only major female characters...although I wouldn't mind seeing Margaret get killed off
post #959 of 1447
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

since there are very few female lead characters on the show I doubt they will be killing off Gillian...her and Margaret seem to be the only major female characters...although I wouldn't mind seeing Margaret get killed off
Good point.wink.gif
post #960 of 1447
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I can see that happening, but I would definitely MISS Ms. Mol (one of the sexiest women on screen).wink.gif

since there are very few female lead characters on the show I doubt they will be killing off Gillian...her and Margaret seem to be the only major female characters...although I wouldn't mind seeing Margaret get killed off
That's true and both have well developed characters. The third one sort of in the shadows of these two is Van Alden's wife. This past week only a mention of Chi-town was in the episode.

larry
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