Monday, December 12, 2011
Boardwalk Empire Finale: Full Measure
Yes, I used a Breaking Bad reference there. I know a lot of you don't watch but for those that do, I'm going to give my thoughts on the stunner last night. So many tweets of "you lost a viewer" when I say bravo to what had to be one of the gustiest choices ever.
Lately a lot of shows seem to be taking the chance or telling the story without regard to character 'importance' or the fact they are a main part of the story. Part of me wondered if Nucky was going to be killed in the end last night. Then, I started to think about the clues:
Jimmy told his son about his 'secret place' and gave him his dog tags
He told Richard he died 'over there'
He didn't take a gun or Richard with him to the meeting...
Jimmy knew...he knew he was a gonner. You could see it in the way he walked--talked and acted. He did the last thing he could for Nucky, (getting him off of the charges) and then took his medicine. He already got his wife killed. It was his time.
I loved Jimmy--I so hoped he'd be the loyal one Nucky held on to. But, as in everything, blood seems thicker than water and snake Eli was the one chosen. He does have to do some time but that's his punishment.
Like Nucky said he's not looking for forgiveness.
Margaret-ever the crafty one, knew once Nucky killed Jimmy he wasn't exactly happy with 'just the family' like he said. She signed the deed over. Whoops.
And who's seen Layer Cake? Well, in Layer Cake there's a line about not leaving anything ANYTHING behind. The same with "Full Measure". Because Jimmy didn't tell Nucky the whole story about his mother, she's going to wait like a vulture. I'm half expecting her to finally tell Nucky Jimmy was really his son after all. Richard? Well, Richard is going to be on Jihad I'm sure. Nucky needed to take care of them too. Those dangling threads are your enemy.
BTW, The land deal/highway so reminds me of our lovely congress and government today. To the victors go the spoils. Only this time, Nucky was out smarted by a little Irish Lass with a wedding ring and a pen.
Great show last night. The rain, the blood-- the white light. Ah, TV at it's finest.
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