Boardwalk Empire: Season 1


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About Boardwalk Empire

1 Sep 19

Boardwalk Empire

January 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City’s Treasurer, Nucky Thompson, condemns alcohol at a Women’s Temperance League meeting, where he is noticed by…

2 Sep 26

The Ivory Tower

Investigating a crime which he feels has been pinned on a scapegoat, straight-arrow Agent Nelson Van Alden pays a visit to Nucky and leaves convinced that the Treasurer is R…

3 Oct 03

Broadway Limited

An unlikely witness threatens to expose the perpetrators of the woods massacre, sending Eli – and Agent Nelson Van Alden – rushing to the hospital. As Nucky re-evaluates his re…

4 Oct 10


In Chicago, Jimmy bonds with one of Johnny Torrio’s prostitutes, Pearl, and finds himself increasingly at odds with the hot-headed Al Capone. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky…

5 Oct 17

Nights in Ballygran

On the day of the annual St. Patrick’s Eve dinner, Nucky deals with his jealous brother’s oratory ambitions, as well as a group of disenchanted “Leprechauns.&…

6 Oct 24

Family Limitation

After the brazen robbery of one of his ward bosses, Nucky turns up the heat on Lucky Luciano. An emboldened Margaret stands up to Lucy at the dress shop, then accepts an offer…

7 Oct 31


After his father Ethan is injured in a fall, Nucky uses the opportunity to refurbish his childhood home. During a visit to an army hospital, Jimmy befriends disfigured vet Rich…

8 Nov 07

Hold Me in Paradise

Nucky visits Chicago for the Republican National Convention, where he finds himself intrigued by the candidacy of Warren G. Harding over more established candidates. The D̵…

9 Nov 14

Belle Femme

Nucky is forced to readjust his political alliances with a Democratic mayoral candidate promising to wipe out corruption. Jimmy returns from Chicago to deal with the D’Al…

10 Nov 21

The Emerald City

Nucky asks for Margaret’s assistance in backing his mayoral candidate with the passage of women’s right to vote, leaving her conflicted about her role. Doyle switch…

11 Nov 28

Paris Green

Nucky has emotionally charged conversations with both Margaret and Eli over his business and the killing of Margaret’s husband, leading to dramatic shake-ups in his perso…

12 Dec 05

A Return to Normalcy

Nucky faces Election Day in Atlantic City and pulls out all the stops to keep power in Republican hands. Torrio brokers a discussion between Nucky and Rothstein to resolve thei…

About Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky acts with historical characters in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky’s lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. The final season jumps ahead seven years, to 1931, as Prohibition nears its end.