Thursday, October 28, 2010
HOW MANY LINKS PRINCETON?
This is always a good sign and boy were they right on the money.
I was thrown by the opening scene though which featured two guys riding horses and in the background amongst the billboards was one that read Budweiser. I would have thought with Prohibition those types of signs would have come down, but after some research I saw I was mistaken and the show was accurate. Budweiser continued to brew its beer, alcohol free, and produced Bevo, a non alcoholic cereal beverage. I'm guessing it did not "taste great" but was very "filling."
Nucky set up Margaret with the whole Pretty Woman fairytale making her one of his mistresses. I loved the scene with the head of the temperance league...
Margaret- A man has made me an offer
Old Shrew- Financial? Domestic? Sexual?
Margaret goes all Maino and answers ALL THE ABOVE!
Lucy thought her little tiger cub routine would keep Nucky interested in her jungle, but Margaret hit it on the head when she said, "maybe your cunny isn't quite the draw you think it is." Apparently she was right, because Nucky seemed to have women all over the city as do other men of influence. The Concubines of Atlantic City have it nice nice. A little Lysol flush up the easy bake oven and there's nothing to worry about.
Meanwhile Lucky splashed the pot multiple times with Gillian, but attracted some heat from both AR and Nucky.
A.R.- What kind of way is that to answer a phone?
Lucky- Can I call you back I'm with his wife right now.
A.R.- No you're not. You're with his mother.
Like Smokey said in Friday, "the older the berry the sweeter the juice."
Lucky- Since when do u need permission to look at the ocean?
Nucky- Look at my ocean?
Nucky- Since your boss tried to lift a hundred grand out of my pocket.
Lucky- Mr. Rothstein doesn't see it that way.
Eli- Mr. Rothstein doesn't run this town.
Lucky- No he runs New York maybe you heard of it?
How great were the scenes with Jimmy and Al. First the one where Jimmy is playing Five Finger Fillet with what has to be on of the most bad ass knives ever. I would have to put it in my top three along with Mick's from Crocodile Dundee and the Night Slasher's from Cobra. Also have to throw in my man Tristan from Legends of the Fall too. He get's freaky with his blade as well when he avenges Samuel.
Jimmy must have taken his entrance test to Princeton in pen because the kid brought a knife to a gun fight and walked away clean. Hova!
The scene in the Capone kitchen was amazing. How good did those sausages look?! Capone's wife offered up her condolences to Jimmy and Al chimes in, "you know Pearl, the waitress" Al's wife was lead to believe she got hit by a street car. Al tells her he wants to talk to that driver and make sure he's more careful in the future, WINK. While on the subject of Pearl, the man who cut her face, Liam, was not present when Jimmy and Al took out the Irish. We just might get to see that knife put to some good use I have a feeling.
The most moving scene of the episode came after Al came to visit Jimmy in his room. Capone brought him steaks as a sort of olive branch. He admits that Jimmy's jokes about him and the war hurt his feelings. We learned he considers Jimmy a friend. So much so that he opens up to Jimmy about his son's handicap. Capone's son is deaf, but I learned it is Al's fault. Capone suffered from neurosyphilis and was the cause of his son's birth defect. That's what he meant when he told Jimmy it's in the blood. Capone was apparently a talented musician. He played the mandolin as he said to Jimmy. I read that he wrote and composed his own music as well. So it appears he is a little more than the guy who "walks the dog and washes the car" as Torrio stated.
The guy who got jacked on the boardwalk tells Nucky "if there's a nickel of your money in a nun's cooz we'll shake it loose."
Nucky- "Why don't you let Eli handle that...and put a steak on that."
The Mayor of Jersey City gave Nucky a good heads up about not endorsing his man in the Senate. Sounded like Mr. Pimms Cup is a silent partner in a paving company in J.C. and will be giving the road money to them so he can turn a healthy profit.
Jimmy put a wad of cash that could choke a hippo in an ordinary envelope to mail home to Angela, no insurance, no mail order, no wax seal. Not even one of those string things you wind around the cardboard circle.
The card that fell out of Pearl's book had me misty eyed.
We learned that Liam the Irish thug who cut Pearl's face, was not present at the meeting which ended in the blood bath. I have a feeling we will get to see Jimmy's knife be put to good use soon enough.
I hope they didn't hurt that blond coat check girl when they offed the Irish fellas. Jimmy still has Liam to deal with, the goon who cut Pearl. He was not in that meeting.
And lastly...someone PLEASE TELL THIS GUY what "beating off" really means. JESUS!!!