Boardwalk Empire: Season 3


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 16


Nucky makes a resolution; Margaret considers a hospital expansion; Gillian builds a new business; Van Alden stumbles onto a confrontation.

2 Sep 23

Spaghetti & Coffee

Nucky mixes business with pleasure in New York; Margaret’s altruism is met with resistance; Gyp tries to establish a strategic foothold; Chalky and his daughter disagree…

3 Sep 30

Bone for Tuna

Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the church. Gyp makes a one-time deal with Nucky. Van Alden regrets trying to socialize. Margaret pitches her wome…

4 Oct 07

Blue Bell Boy

Nucky and Owen hide out. Mickey makes a critical decision in Nucky’s absence. Tensions rise in the feud between Capone and O’Banion.

5 Oct 14

You'd Be Surprised

Rothstein vents to Nucky and delivers a message to Gyp. Gaston Means sees an opportunity. Billie gets a new co-start. Van Alden and Sigrid receive an unexpected visitor. Gillia…

6 Oct 21

Ging Gang Goolie

Nucky is detained in Washington. Margaret copes with Teddy’s demons. Owen investigates a suspicious fire. Richard makes a connection with a veteran and his daughter.

7 Oct 28

Sunday Best

Eli hopes to get back in Nucky’s good graces. Gillian tries to improve her future. Gyp asks for a blessing in New York.

8 Nov 04

The Pony

Gillian makes her peace with Jimmy’s death. Van Alden attends a meeting with Capone and Torrio. Nucky makes an offer to Andrew Mellon. Margaret makes a stand on birth con…

9 Nov 11

The Milkmaid's Lot

Nucky vows to eliminate his nemesis. A high-profile bootlegger is arrested. Emily’s birthday party is scaled down. Gillian blames Harrow for Tommy’s trouble. Gyp de…

10 Nov 18

A Man, a Plan...

Nucky tries to keep Jess Smith quiet and neutralize Gyp’s alliance with Joe Masseria. Margaret considers an alternate future. Van Alden’s side business backfires. G…

11 Nov 25

Two Imposters

Gyp makes his move in Atlantic City, forcing Nucky and Eddie to seek refuge with Chalky. With the Artemis Club overrun by Rosetti thugs, Gillian contemplates a business future…

12 Dec 02

Margate Sands

A gang war erupts in Atlantic City, with Gyp and nine men of his own and 40 of Joe Masseria’s against Nucky, Eli, Capone’s Chicago crew, and Chalky’s men. Gyp…

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.