Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It's Lie AS WELL As Me, You Dolt
Roll down your sleeves, put on your jacket, bring Mrs. Schroeder a chair then go outside and block the entrance.
Agent Van Alden may be a ribbon sniffing creep, but he is proving to be sort of a bad ass too. First the aforementioned line where he orders the other agent around and then he walks in and decks the Irishman. Nucky definitely underestimated him that's for sure. The stare down they had outside the banquet hall was like two fighters sizing each other up at a weigh in.
The only reason this all went down was because Margaret Schroeder told Van Alden that James Neary lectured her. Without that bit of color, her report about the barrels of beer would have just been another pin in the map. This obsession with Margaret gets our square jawed lawman into some trouble it looks like in coming weeks.
Not to be outdone by anyone, Nucky also had his share of great scenes this week. My favorite of which had to be when he tells Eli, "you wanna be taken seriously, learn how to fuking speak!" After Eli takes a swing at Nucky and misses(which was awesome by the way) Nucky tells his brother to go home to his wife. Eli asks Nucky where he is going to go and in doing so exposes Nucky's weak spot once more.
Nucky wants a wife again and most likely a family. Recall the scene where he is looking longingly at the babies in the incubator store window. I think we may learn that he and his wife had a baby at one point but lost it. If this proves to be so, it would explain his hefty donation to the incubator store in a previous episode.
Also explains why he went knocking on Margaret's door late at night.
Too bad Nucky couldn't use some of that cash to bring in a decent plastic surgeon to fix my girl Pearl's face. When she walked into the parlor showing off her scarred face, she reminded me of Jerry Hall in the Tim Burton Batman movie. looking like The Joker's girlfriend in the original Batman movie. I still thought she looked pretty darn good even with the eye wrap and all. Sadly I knew as soon as she kissed Jimmy that she was going to off herself. I figured she would down a whole grip of opium, but the gun was certainly the quicker route. No palm trees though that way.
I guess she heard Torrio when he said, "if she was a filly, they'd shoot her." Poor pearl should not have gone out like Barbaro.
Speaking of lame, I expected a little more out of my man A.R. I was disappointed at how nervous he was about the article tying him to the Black Sox scandal. A man of his wealth and power should just have that writer removed from the staff, or have the story buried. A man like A.R. doesn't sit around with horseshit on his pants waiting for it to dry, he goes out and buys a new fuking suit. Am I wrong? Man up Arnold!
I love this Gillian, Jimmy's mother. Angela walks in to find her son passed out on the floor. Gillian recalls she used the same trick with Jimmy as a child, "whiskey and milk were a godsend."
From the scenes for this weeks upcoming episode it looks like she and Lucky "bump" into one another next week. Go head Lucky!
I really liked the story Jimmy told Pearl about the 4th of July where his mom and him went on a sail boat with one of her beaus. Great picture he painted with The Stars and Stripes.
Loved hearing Duncan O'Connor belt out Carrickfergus at the banquet.
My heart fluttered every time I heard Margaret say "barrels" and "garage" in her Irish brogue.
And lastly the little person Joaquin Phoenix look alike had me buggin out. I like how he stood tall (no pun intended) and told Nucky he only looks like a child when he was negotiating a raise for him and his men.
Nice to know some things never change. A new movie is set to come out called The Soprano State which shows that N.J. is still the most corrupt state in the nation. Here's the trailer,