Lots going on in "Nights in Ballygran," Sunday's episode of "Boardwalk Empire."
The highlights? On the day of the annual St. Patrick's Eve dinner, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) deals with his jealous brother Eli's oratory ambitions. Adding insult to injury, he also must deal with a group of disenchanted "Leprechauns."
In New York, Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg) worries about his involvement in the fixed World Series, while in Chicago, Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) copes with the aftermath of a vicious attack orchestrated by Torrio rival Charlie Sheridan.
And finally, Margaret Schroeder (the enchanting Kelly Macdonald), hoping to do something about the booze in her neighborhood, visits Nucky at his office along with Temperance League den mother Mrs. McGarry.
The ladies tell Nucky about the barrels of beer unloaded behind Margaret's home.
When Nucky doesn't do anything about it, Margaret takes matter in her own hands.
The result? Hmmm, you'll have to read the recap. But let's just say, she finally got Nucky's attention.
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