yes, it's excellent. I'm glad it didn't overlap Mad Men like the first episode did
My question would be how much is rooted in fact?
...Capone's line "Im makin' a statement" = LMFAO
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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve"
SB82, I knew that's what that link was going to be!
I like the show. The big question is, does Jimmy become a gangster, or does he go to work for the Feds? I think after Nucky busting his balls for that $3k, and how Jimmy had to scramble to get it, for Nucky to bet it all on black, and lose, was a real smack in the face to Jimmy.
I heard an interview with Terence Winter on NPR yesterday and he talked about why some of the characters do have real names from the past and others are just close.
He said that while watching Deadwood he got interested and started researching the characters. Since Al Swearengen was based on a real character that lived a pretty long life he realized that even though he seemed to be in trouble on the show, he wasn't going to die.
Therefore, he decided to change Nucky Johnson to Nucky Thompson to give him some free reign on where the story goes. He figured it would be too hard to do the same with Capone, so he left him as a real character that's probably going to follow pretty closely to his life story.
As for the $3k dropped on black, that was a lesson, so that Jimmy remembers who makes the golden rules and holds the gold. Nucky did the right thing, he can't let a young buck do what he pleases without clearing with Nuck first.
Looks like we will have more character development for the next few shows.
GREAT episode tonight. getting better with the rise of Capone. the only thing is the previews just make me more anxious for next week
im curious to know what happens to Mrs. Schroder next week when in the previews it looks like Nucky went to her house....
this show keeps getting better and better. i love the fact there are about 3 different plots to this show. i love these shows/movies.
organized crime, lots going on. LOVE IT. good job HBO!!!