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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
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    as far as the finale', sad development, but not entirely unexpected. Nucky certainly turned the corner and showed true monstrous proportions. Lots of mommy/daddy/son issues on this show. You had to know Margaret was going to pull that move with the land deed, and the fact that he didn't see it coming proves that he overestimates himself a little bit. I wonder if the tremendous Richard Harrow will become unhinged and revenge motivated or if he will transfer his loyalties to MiMa and she will take over where Jimmy left off.It would be a shame if he disappeared from the storyline and I certainly hope he gets recognition come awards time. The only real good thing to come out of Jimmy's demise is that Forsythe/Manny will stick around a while, hopefully. Overall a very satisfying season despite a slow start.
    Yeah, a good finale. I'm surprised Jimmy got a bullet in the head, or two, and directly from Nucky. Not sure if the wedding/suicide/prosecutor rehearsing the speech was an homage to, or a ripoff of the Godfather montage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    Yeah, a good finale. I'm surprised Jimmy got a bullet in the head, or two, and directly from Nucky. Not sure if the wedding/suicide/prosecutor rehearsing the speech was an homage to, or a ripoff of the Godfather montage.
    Yeah, it was too obvious to be an accident. Pretty well handled, but yeah, clearly a tip of the hat. I thought Jimmy's coaching of Nucky was pretty good, he was clearly a man who wanted to die. Seemed like Harrow/his mother almost knew it. Sad, and I think the show will really miss Pitt as a kind of moral center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    Yeah, a good finale. I'm surprised Jimmy got a bullet in the head, or two, and directly from Nucky. Not sure if the wedding/suicide/prosecutor rehearsing the speech was an homage to, or a ripoff of the Godfather montage.
    Yeah, it was too obvious to be an accident. Pretty well handled, but yeah, clearly a tip of the hat. I thought Jimmy's coaching of Nucky was pretty good, he was clearly a man who wanted to die. Seemed like Harrow/his mother almost knew it. Sad, and I think the show will really miss Pitt as a kind of moral center.
    oh I totally thought they knew it. harrow curled and fidgeted his fingers as jimmy said he'd go alone and then as he saw the kid with his dad's dog tags. I'd have been worried about going without backup to see manny horvitz. it's like how Nucky always travels with Owen sleater.
    then the mother saw the tags and told him some day he'd rule the town like she knew that it was going to be sooner (as soon as he came of age) than if his pop lived longer.

    I, too, think Pitt was great and that's why I'm sad to see that character go.
    I'm also interested to see what becomes of harrow. I don't think he's too fond of mima...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    oh I totally thought they knew it. harrow curled and fidgeted his fingers as jimmy said he'd go alone and then as he saw the kid with his dad's dog tags. I'd have been worried about going without backup to see manny horvitz. it's like how Nucky always travels with Owen sleater.
    then the mother saw the tags and told him some day he'd rule the town like she knew that it was going to be sooner (as soon as he came of age) than if his pop lived longer.

    I, too, think Pitt was great and that's why I'm sad to see that character go.
    I'm also interested to see what becomes of harrow. I don't think he's too fond of mima...
    Dude seems to have 'unusual' feelings towards women. I think he was as upset about Jimmy's wife as Jimmy was. That perfect family scrapbook of his...Also, the strange relationship with his sister whom he adored but it seems that he is unable to accept that she could love him given his condition. There are a LOT of layers to that character and he has been the best part of that show from the minute Jimmy saw him in the VA hospital. They cannot afford to lose him.

    The Van Alden development was interesting too. Figured that character was pretty well done, but it seems they still have plans for him.

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    BOARDWALK EMPIRE 2.12 'To the Lost' | CraveOnline

    Breakdown:

    Thanks to the murder of Jimmy Darmody, I'm no longer indifferent to the character of Nucky Thompson. Those moments of disinterest in his storyline and boredom with his cool-as-a-cucumber persona have now turned to dislike. And that's probably a good thing.

    As 'Boardwalk Empire's' main man, Nucky's felt more like some sort of solid, impenetrable rock around which the show's colorful cast of characters revolve. The morally schizophrenic Van Alden, spiritually conflicted Margaret Schroeder, fratricidal Eli Thompson and Oedipally traumatized Jimmy Darmody have all been way more compelling characters than Nucky Thompson.

    That's all changed now. Jimmy, a character we've finally come to understand, with a quickness, over the last two episodes, is gone at the hands of Nucky, who raised Jimmy up to be precisely the kind of man he needed to kill, in this season finale.

    Or did he? If there's any poison in Nucky's well, it's his own brother, Eli. But the difference between his two enemies was greatly emphasized in this hour. Jimmy was Princeton material and Eli is, well, an idiot. And idiots can be controlled. And no one knows how to do that as well as Nucky.

    And in the offing of Jimmy, we're finally convinced, as is Nucky's bride, Margaret, of the kind of man Nucky is. Just because he spends time bonding with his wife's polio-stricken daughter, doesn't mean Nucky's a good person. Rather, he's good to those who are good to him and just God awful to anyone who gets in his way. After all, the man is a gangster.

    With that idea thoroughly established, where will the rest of "Boardwalk's" players find themselves, next season. With both the Commodore and Jimmy gone, is this the last we'll see of dotting mother, Gillian and her orphaned grandson, Tommy? And what of Van Alden and the poor Norwegian nanny he's taken on the run? And perhaps most troubling, where will these events leave Jimmy's right-hand-man, Richard Harrow, heading into season three?

    These questions, though somewhat concerning, are the stuff of great finales. Jimmy's gone and Nucky's made a definitive move towards the dark side. And his smug, matter-of-fact demeanor the morning after made me that much happier to see Margaret sign over his land to the church. I'll miss the quiet intensity Michael Pitt brought to the role of Jimmy Darmody and though I may be in the minority, I think "Boardwalk Empire" will be a better show, after Jimmy Darmody's death. With such an excellent ensemble cast, there are plenty of minor players ready to step into the spotlight.

    And frankly, after last week's revelation, I'm not sure how many more Gillian/Jimmy scenes I could sit through without feeling a bit queasy. Jimmy's death will no doubt have an impact, as I suspect it already has on Margaret Schroeder. And for Nucky, I'm suspect there's no turning back. I don't like the guy and that is, indeed, a good thing.
    Perfect breakdown. Well, except for the 'show better without Darmody' thing.
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    i still think it can go either way after Jimmy's death

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Dude seems to have 'unusual' feelings towards women. I think he was as upset about Jimmy's wife as Jimmy was. That perfect family scrapbook of his...Also, the strange relationship with his sister whom he adored but it seems that he is unable to accept that she could love him given his condition. There are a LOT of layers to that character and he has been the best part of that show from the minute Jimmy saw him in the VA hospital. They cannot afford to lose him.

    The Van Alden development was interesting too. Figured that character was pretty well done, but it seems they still have plans for him.
    ya. harrow with his scrapbook is a weirdo. haha. i think with jimmy's wife, he was sad because she was so kind to him and not revolted by his injuries. most people treat him like a freak (mima, the girls who were flirting with jimmy at the night club, etc). with his sister, that WAS weird, i agree. he was talking about her in the weirdest way.


    i agree with the breakdown you posted in the sense that i guess all the queasiness the last couple episodes brought on regarding jimmy and his mom came to a climax when he was killed. he was an interesting and well developed character, but man, i'm glad i don't have to see more "when he was little, i kissed his winkie" type stuff anymore.
    i didn't really give much thought about margaret signing the land over to the church actually being BETTER than her signing it back over to nucky, but that does make sense. (i never instinctually think giving all that stuff to a religious institution is great).

    when does season 3 start...?
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