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Boardwalk Empire Final Season Recap – Episode 2 “The Good Listener”

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Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) and Jeremiah Panhorst (@jpanhorst) recap episode 2 of the final season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, “The Good Listener”.

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Show Notes:


• Things look rough for Eli in Chicago.

• Did the spinning images help tie the Thompson brothers stories together?

• Did we like the Eli and Mueller team?

• Was it a bad idea for Eli and George take money from Al Capone to pay back the 20 thousand?

• Elliot Ness declares war on Al Capone.

• Mike D’Angelo, has gone deep undercover into the Al Capone’s organization. Will he take down Capone?


New York

• Nucky visits Johnny Torrio in NY. Is Johnny really retired?

• Willie Thompson wants to be a prosecutor. What does this mean for Willie’s character? Will he take down Nucky?

• Nucky may get help from Joe Kennedy

• Nucky forces Tonino to tell him it was Lansky and Luciano that wanted him killed and then Nuch get’s revenge for Billie Kent’s murder.



• Susan has passed

• Ethan sold land to the Commodore, what happened with that story?

• What are we learning about Nucky’s character?

Mental Institute

• How crazy is Gillian?

• Gillian trades a dress for letter making materials. Did we think it was going to be a sex trade?

• Who is she writing to?

• Where are they going with this story and do we care?

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  • Alycia Swift

    I enjoyed your podcast. It was the perfect length today for my drive to work (I’m sorry to say). But I’m one of those that likes the Gillian character and am interested in where she is going.

    Did you notice the guy playing Elliot Ness is another actor from The Wire (the cop turned teacher)?

    By the way, Anthony, what law school did you go to that taught cheating, etc.? My law school did not teach that.

    • jeremiahp

      Nice catch! I did not realize Jim True-Frost was in The Wire.

  • Matt Campbell

    I’de just like to say that I think both of you do a terrific job with your insight and intelligent analysis into this show. Your conversation and back-and-forth is exactly how I wish I could talk to friends and family about it (unfortunately everyone I know either hasn’t watched it or tried and couldn’t get into it) so these podcasts are exactly the reason I come to PostShowRecaps and RHAW.

    • jeremiahp

      I am so glad you are enjoying the podcast Matt. I know what you mean, I enjoying talking about television, but I do not always have someone to talk with, so that’s part of the reason why I do podcasting. Sorry for the late response!