Monday, November 7, 2011

'BOARDWALK EMPIRE' RECAP: TROUBLE IN BABETTE'S; MARGARET SOUL SEARCHES


BOARDWALK EMPIRE RECAP
SEASON TWO, EPISODE SEVEN
"PEG OF OLD"


THIS WEEK: Directed by Allen Coulter and written by Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki and Bathsheba Doran, "Peg of Old" delved in the concept of family, isolation and secrecy.

Some key moments:

• Nucky enlists heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey to promote the wireless broadcast of his upcoming Jersey City bout.

• Receiving pressure from his mini-syndicate, Jimmy Darmody faces a decision that could shape the future of Atlantic City. But is it the right one?

• Margaret Schroeder travels to Brooklyn for a bittersweet reunion with the family she left behind in Ireland. In the process, she soul searches with the help of someone very unlikely.

• Irked by the arrival of Attorney General Harry Daugherty╩╝s new federal prosecutor, Esther Randolph, Nelson Van Alden weighs his options as his personal and professional problems converge.

• Badly in need of financial support, Lucy visits old flame Nucky.

• Owen Sleater settles an old score, sets his sights on a new conquest and drops the ball on a major responsibility.

For my full scene-by-scene annotated recap, historical footnotes, episode videos, tunes from the era and other thoughts, visit NJ.com


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