Boardwalk Empire, Season 2HDClosed Captioning
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Atlantic City, 1921. In a city whose fortunes have soared in the wake of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in “the world's playground.” Steve Buscemi returns as Nucky in Season 2 of this hit HBO drama series that follows the continued rise of organized crime at the dawn of Prohibition. Though the 1920 election he successfully rigged is over, Nucky finds himself the target of a federal investigation for vote tampering--and an insurrection by those he counted among his closest allies. All the while, top mobsters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone wait in the wings, looking for the chance to grab a bigger piece of Nucky's pie. Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald and Michael Shannon co-star.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideo21||Season Two Premiere. Nucky is rocked by an insurrection among his inner circle; Chalky's life and livelihood are threatened by a vicious KKK attack; Margaret copes with her son's disciplinary problems; Angela vies with Gillian for Jimmy's affections at home; Van Alden shows his wife Rose around town as an anniversary present.||53:53||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOurselves Alone||Concerned about losing his grip on Atlantic City, Nucky deliberates a countermove while trying to learn who in his inner circle betrayed him. As agents scour the Treasurer's office for incriminating evidence, Margaret strikes a pose from the past to help Nucky avoid further trouble in the present. In New York, Jimmy is put on hold by Arnold Rothstein, but Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano loom as possible trading partners. Chalky is badgered in prison by Dunn Purnsley, a jailmate with an ax to grind; Owen Sleater, an advance man for Irish nationalist John McGarrigle, scouts the Thompson residence; the Commodore introduces Eli to 'the men who made this city.'||58:09||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Dangerous Maid||With the Commodore using his Coast Guard connections to put the squeeze on Atlantic City's liquor shipments, Nucky reaches out to Washington's new Attorney General, Harry Daugherty, to return a political favor. In an effort to prove his worth, Owen intervenes on a delivery intended for struggling casino operator Lolly Steinman. Two sets of dinner guests clash at Babette's; Margaret sheds her pretense with Katy and the household staff; Lucy chafes at her enforced loneliness.||55:44||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWhat Does the Bee Do?||At a birthday party for Mayor Bader, Nucky's attorney has a legal brainstorm that could turn the tide in Nucky's election-rigging case. Facing a local liquor surplus, Jimmy and Mickey head to Philadelphia in search of buyers, while Nucky strikes an unlikely deal to get booze into Atlantic City. Eli frets over the Commodore's ability to lead; Margaret doles out staff bonuses; Chalky is cornered at work and at home; Owen puts his munitions expertise to work; Van Alden's agents target Mickey's warehouse; Richard lets down his guard in the name of art; Gillian recalls her 'first time' with the Commodore.||57:26||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGimcrack & Bunkum||After paying lip service to his enemies, Nucky introduces a surprise guest speaker at a Memorial Day dedication for war veterans. With his options dwindling, Eli questions his allegiances, but ends up digging himself a deeper hole. Nucky gets a new lawyer; Jimmy is taught a painful lesson by a Commodore crony; Richard goes hunting deep in the forest.||50:00||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Age of Reason||Nucky orchestrates a risky liquor delivery in Philadelphia; Attorney General Daugherty faces a quandary that could complicate Nucky's case; Jimmy finds a new mentor in Leander Whitlock, the Commodore's longtime lawyer; Margaret confesses her sins; Lucy struggles in solitude, while Van Alden wrestles with his conscience.||58:21||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPeg of Old||While Nucky enlists heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey to promote the wireless broadcast of his upcoming fight, Jimmy faces a decision that could shape the future of Atlantic City. Margaret travels to Brooklyn for a bittersweet reunion with the family she left behind in Ireland. Irked by the arrival of Daugherty's new federal prosecutor Esther Randolph, Nelson weighs his options as his personal and professional problems converge. Badly in need of support, Lucy visits an old flame for a handout. Owen settles one score, and sets his sights on a new conquest.||58:16||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTwo Boats and a Lifeguard||In the wake of a personal loss, Nucky solicits advice on his political situation from Arnold Rothstein, while Eli remains suspicious of his brother's actions. Nucky finds himself in the unfamiliar position of showing gratitude toward a federal agent; Angela meets a new friend at the beach, and eavesdrops on her husband's treachery; Van Alden gets a nanny; Nucky approaches Owen with an overseas proposition; Jimmy flexes his muscles, at Mickey Doyle's expense.||59:35||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBattle of the Century||Arriving in Belfast, Nucky and Owen meet with IRA leaders with a barter proposition. Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Jimmy and his partners broker a deal with George Remus for his medicinal alcohol before taking a break to see/hear the Dempsey fight. Margaret frets when Emily's illness takes a turn for the worse; Dunn Purnsley orchestrates a worker's strike at the Ritz; Waxey Gordon takes action against Manny Horvitz in Philadelphia; Randolph and Lathrop grill Halloran about Nucky's past.||48:54||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGeorgia Peaches||Undercut by Nucky, who has a new source for alcohol, Jimmy and his partners look to cultivate a new revenue stream in Atlantic City. With the peak tourist season approaching, the Commodore's crew faces a choice in dealing with the city's striking workers: to negotiate or to fight back. Fearing that sin has led to misfortune, Margaret approaches Father Brennan with an act of devotion. Nucky gets a new lawyer; Van Alden faces an uncertain future; Manny Horvitz takes exception to a debt payment.||58:33||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnder God's Power She Flourishes||With Margaret pondering the consequences of sin, Nucky prepares her for a worst-case scenario as Esther Randolph plays out her trump cards. Jimmy revisits his college days with Angela and Gillian; Mickey Doyle chafes at sharing his liquor profits; Eli refuses to cop a plea; and Nelson's past comes back to haunt him, tipping the scale in Nucky's favor.||58:38||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTo the Lost||Season Two Finale. With Nucky's trial looming, Jimmy looks to make amends. After weighing an offer from Esther Randolph, Margaret makes a decision that will change the course of her future--and Nucky's.||57:07||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoInvitation to the Set, Season 2||Get the scoop on the characters and storylines from Season 2 of 'Boardwalk Empire' with creator Terence Winter.||1:32||Free||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe New Characters of Season 2||Meet some of new underworld figures arriving in Season 2 of 'Boardwalk Empire,' including Owen Sleater (Charlie Cox) and Manny Horvitz (William Forsythe).||3:39||Free||View in iTunes|
|103||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBack to the Boardwalk||'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter revisits the events of Season 1 and previews what's to come in Season 2 of the hit HBO series.||14:37||Season Only||View in iTunes|
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Boardwalk Empire Season 2
Season 1 was excellent; can't wait for more!!!
Blew Me Away
While I wish the violence wasn't quite so graphic, it is necessary to the story. I've become immune to it myself by virtue of my age, but my concern is that it may appeal to those too shallow to "see the forest for the trees," i.e., the story and the message vs. the "action." Most series such as this, however good or great they may be, start out strong, and may still continue somewhat strong, or have a knockout finale each year that keeps you hooked. But I was blown away by how much better and more compelling Season 2 was than Season 1. I almost didn't stick with Season 1, but I'm glad I did. The plot twists were amazing and yet not at all gratuitous. The acting is generally superb. There are no admirable characters here. You do not wish you could live in Atlantic City. The impression of humanity that you take away from watching this story is disturbing, and not the least bit preachy. I find it compelling because it is so completely unpredictable and I see aspects of people I know in these characters. There are no "answers" here, but it does make you think. In our current society, rife with lies and a means-justifies-the-ends way of thinking, I hope I'm not the only one thinking. Disclaimer: even tho I was raised Catholic and still consider myself a believer, I disdain religion and despise Catholicism, which I find to be completely parallel to the evil, opportunistic, self-serving characters is this story.
Some of the episodes aren't in full 1080p
I don't understand why some of the episodes are only 720. Season One was entirely 1080p. Great show though! Love it! HBO seriously rocks!