The season four premiere of Boardwalk Empire aired last Sunday on HBO, and though it picked up right where it left off, it left a number of my questions unanswered.
The season four premiere of “Boardwalk Empire” aired last Sunday on HBO, and though it picked up right where it left off, it left a number of my questions unanswered.
After the season three power struggle between Nucky Thompson and Gyp Rosetti, Nucky is back in charge of Atlantic City, giving orders and taking names.
The episode moved slowly, which I liked, because the unhurried pace allowed me to focus in on one character at a time.
My prediction is that the plot will become more and more intense as the season progresses.
What I admire about “Boardwalk Empire” is that the creator, Terence Winter, never feels the need to throw a barrage of information at the audience.
Instead, he takes his time, gradually leading us towards powerful, mind-blowing moments.
Richard “The Tin Man” Harrow, my personal favorite figure on the show, began the episode with a bang — literally.
Throughout the season premiere, he was seen engaging in what seemed to be a random killing spree.
Then, at the end of the episode, he reunites with someone from his past, which left me thinking, “um, what?”
I’m interested to see what the two acts have to do with each other. A lot of my unanswered questions are revolving around Richard.
Gillian Darmody, the woman I love to hate, is seen fighting for the custody of Tommy, her grandson. Fingers crossed that she gets denied.
I was happy to see Chalky White play a larger role in this episode, and my prediction is that he will be more of a prominent figure throughout season four.
Although this episode touched on a number of characters, it left out two very important people — Margaret Schroeder and Agent Nelson.
Where are these characters, and why are they missing from the season premiere?
By leaving these two figures out, Winter is — for me, at least — creating a strong feeling of suspense.
All I really know is that I can’t wait for next week’s episode to air.
Although slow, I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere of the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire.
As the show continues to take us deeper into the 1920s, I think we’re in for another season of illegal deeds, murderous acts and downright devious activity.