We accompany Nucky on his visit to Florida - honey, sunny, and ... well, you get the rhyming picture, as his host, seeking Nucky's money, encouragingly tells him is all readily available. Nucky is no big fan of the sun, but he'll happily take just about everything else that rhymes. But Nucky proves to be a tough cookie when it comes to his investments. And, in fact, philosophies of money are one of central themes of this episode.
Meanwhile, up north, all kinds of interesting developments are being set in motion. Narcisse talks to Rothstein about a drug much stronger than alcohol, and Rothstein mentions the name of another legendary, colorful gangster, about whose life at least one excellent movie and one Broadway flop was later based. It should be fun to see him appear in BE.
And we get more of Richard's story, wherever exactly he is, with an especially satisfying scene with his sister.
Gillian also has her best segment so far, this season. She's a character who's always on the edge of becoming respectable - though she doesn't entirely want to. But even if she did, she's forever hampered by someone or something from her past popping up to interfere with her plans. Her prospects this season look better than usual, though, and she may have a chance of really breaking out and free before its over.
There's still no sign of one of the major characters in Boardwalk Empire - but we finally get indirect word of where she apparently is, and it's just where you'd expect.
Another strong, scenic episode, with an especially good Florida ambiance - nice to see after the demise of Magic City - and a perfect concluding song.
I'll talk more about this in my review after this episode airs on Sunday.
See also Boardwalk Empire 4.1: Sneak Preview Review ... Boardwalk Empire 4.2: Sneak Preview Review ... Boardwalk Empire 4.2: J. Edgar
And see also Boardwalk Empire 3.1: Happy News Year 1923 ... Boardwalk Empire 3.2: Gasoline and the White Rock Girl ... Boardwalk Empire 3.3: The Showgirl and The Psycho ... Boardwalk Empire 3.5: "10 L'Chaim" ... Boardwalk Empire 3.7: Deadly Gillian ... Boardwalk Empire 3.8: Andrew Mellon ... Boardwalk Empire 3.9: Impaired Nucky
And see also Boardwalk Emipre on HBO ... Boardwalk Empire 1.2: Lines and Centers Power ...Boardwalk Empire 1.10: Arnold Rothstein, Media Theorist ... Season One Finale of Boardwalk Empire