Episode 4.6 is a good and even great regrouping episode - a resetting of the table after the death of Eddie, whose untimely and cruel departure is felt in almost every scene, and explicitly discussed in many. And appropriate to the deaths last week, we take a breather from death this coming Sunday.
More than that, episode 4.6 has two fine scenes with passionate love-making, one of which involves Patricia Arquette's Sally, who's good with a shot gun, throws a good punch, and is good up against the wall with her partner, too. The other involves Chalky, who gets off the best line of the evening about Narcisse, and finally gives in to his craving.
Back to Florida, we're also treated to an agenda-setting scene between Lansky and Luciano, who join Nucky for his still not completed new business combine. The result of all this, if Boardwalk Empire continues to toe the line of history, will be a move against Joe Masseria.
And at long last that central and missing character turns up at a table with Nucky in a restaurant over Pennsylvania Station. She's gets Nucky to deliver a good line - "I wouldn't put something alive in a box" - and it's good to hear her mention the IRT (subway line in New York City), and the Loew's King movie theater (I spent many a Saturday night in the Loew's Paradise in the Bronx). But their conversation says there's not much left between her and Nucky - and, I've to say, I don't mind that.
And I'll be back here this Sunday night with a more detailed review of this episode after it airs on HB0.
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 Empire 2.1: Politics in an Age Before YouTube ... Boardwalk Empire 2.2: The Woman Behind the Throne ... Boardwalk Empire 2.3: Frankenstein and Victrola ... Boardwalk Empire 2.4: Nearly Flagrante Delicto ... Boardwalk Empire 2.5: Richard's Story ... Boardwalk Empire 2.6: Owen and Other Bad News for Nucky ... Boardwalk Empire 2.7: Shot in the Hand ...Boardwalk Empire 2.8: Pups with Fangs ... Boardwalk Empire 2.9: Ireland, Radio, Polio ...Boardwalk Empire 2.10: Double Shot ... Boardwalk Empire 2.11: Gillian and Jimmy ... Boardwalk Empire Season 2 Finale: Stunner!