HBO Details BOARDWALK EMPIRE December Episode Listing
Published: November 17, 2011 - 9:52am
HBO has revealed the synopsis and airing dates for the year's final two episodes of the premium cable network's hit mobster series.
From Terence Winter (Emmy®-winning writer on HBO's The Sopranos) and Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition. The series chronicles the life and times of Enoch Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the city treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the city's undisputed czar at a time when illegal alcohol has opened up highly lucrative opportunities for rumrunners and distributors. In a city defined by notorious backroom politics and vicious power struggles, Nucky must contend with ambitious underlings, relentless Feds, rival gangsters -- including Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone -- and his own appetite for women, profits, and power.
Episode #23: “Under God’s Power She Flourishes”
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 4 (11:00 p.m.), 5 (10:00 p.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.) and 10 (12:30 a.m. ET/11:15 p.m. PT)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 8 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.) and 11 (4:30 p.m.)
With Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) pondering the consequences of sin, Nucky (Steve Buscemi) prepares her for a worst-case scenario as Esther Randolph (Julianne Nicholson) plays out her trump cards. Jimmy (Michael Pitt) revisits his college days with Angela (Aleksa Palladino) and Gillian (Gretchen Mol); Mickey Doyle (Paul Sparks) chafes at sharing his liquor profits; Eli (Shea Whigham) refuses to cop a plea. Nelson’s (Michael Shannon) past comes back to haunt him, tipping the scale in Nucky’s favor.
Written by Howard Korder; directed by Allen Coulter.
Episode #24: “To the Lost” (season finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 11 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (9:00 p.m.) and 17 (9:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 15 (11:50 p.m.), 16 (9:00 p.m.) and 18 (5:30 p.m.)
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.
Written by Terence Winter; directed by Tim Van Patten.
Created by Terence Winter, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is executive produced by Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg; co-executive produced by Gene Kelly and Howard Korder; produced by Joseph Iberti and Rick Yorn.