THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S BOARDWALK EMPIRE

post-downton abbey depression edition

Previouslies: Nucky killed another person, making him now officially 3/4 of a gangster (almost there, Nuck!); there was a huge shoot-out and a bunch of characters died!; Charlie Cox was almost naked!; Margaret educated us on the history of pads!; we learned not to make fun of anyone Al Capone knows because he’ll totally smash your face into a bar!; Gyp Rosetti continues to be a spicy meatball; AR continues to be the Sass Queen of New York. IDK it was a really good episode just watch it what do you want from me.

Boardwalk Empire, 3x05 “You’d Be Surprised” (wri. Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider, dir. Tim Van Patten)

  • wow, gyp, good to see you too
  • "when did you become a quaker?"
  • arnold is so bitchy
  • "new jersey, a state i have little interest in, or affection for"  NEW JERSEY
  • little known fact: arnold rothstein actually created the “i <3 ny” t-shirt
  • oh man i am loving tim van patten’s direction in this episode
  • i want an audio clip of michael shannon’s creepy laugh on a loop
  • PROFESSOR MUTTONCHOPS RETURNS
  • man, what little girl hasn’t harbored romantic notions of one day growing up to run a whorehouse? i mean, we’ve all been there, gillian
  • "come, discuss your vagina!" 
  • i’ll be there.
  • aw, look at our little copywriter
  • margaret schroeder = 1920s peggy olson
  • let’s get liberated!!!
  • kittens, maybe
  • KITTENS
  • MAYBE
  • margaret grabbing owen’s arm like woah
  • andrew w. mellon
  • THAT’LL DO, PIG
  • THAT’LL DO
  • stephenrooteatinganorange.tumblr.com/tagged/forever
  • oh, eddie cantor
  • how are nelson’s wives always so adorable and he’s just like grouchie mcfrankenstein all the time
  • "is everything not hunkey-dory?"
  • dr. mason’s got a cruuuuush
  • AND A HOT FIANCE
  • ooooooooo drama
  • "that was me knocking" EDDIE YOU ARE NOT ON THIS SHOW ENOUGH
  • tabor heights, nj is the twin peaks, wa of the east coast: ONE CAFE ONLY. IF YOU WANT TO EAT, YOU HAVE TO DO IT HERE. AND YOU HAVE TO GET COFFEE. OTHERWISE, YOU WILL BE KILLED BY DEMONS(???) AND/OR A GROWN MAN NAMED GYP.
  • l’chaim!
  • more jew jokes, plz
  • "hey, you forgot your vodka" is a sentence no one will ever say to me
  • OH
  • SHIT
  • YOU
  • GUYS
  • omg @ margaret giving billie a flyer
  • giiiiirl
  • that scene was like, perfect comedy writing, wow. PUTTIN’ ON A CLINIC, YO
  • chalky’s coat!!!!!
  • lol @ this scene. look at all this 21st c. rewrite revenge on cantor for blackface awkward
  • chalky & dunn’s reactions are too perf
  • i find pleasure in your performance, stephen root
  • emotional blackmail!
  • "honey, i don’t want you to watch me kill this man whose legs you’re holding because you’re a delicate, precious creature" / "oh my god baby i just love you so much"
  • wait. so gillian actually has no idea jimmy’s dead???
  • um, obviously we need to get gillian’s whores to margaret’s class. two birds, one stone! the ziegfield vagina monologues of 1922.
  • "i must dispose of a body."
  • woah, dang
  • that was bugsy, right? 
  • welcome to the show, kid.
  • also: PENIS ALERT
  • rather a nice one, too. two for you, bobby cannavale. you go, bobby cannavale.
  • this show really loves to kill kids wearing knitted sweaters, though. that’s like three in two weeks.
  • wow, no, but really. congratulations on your penis.
  • lol almost forgot about lucy
  • whew, i was really worried we’d go the entire show without someone verbalizing the episode’s title but THANK GOD crisis averted
  • Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider are Sopranos vets, so I hope they write more for BE cuz dis episode was gooood
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