Thursday, October 14, 2010
Well...I Aint Building No Bookcase
Sorry for the delay in posting this recap it has been a crazy week.
Nucky is worried about keeping Chalky's vote so he can stay on top, but if you ask me it's Chalk who should be running this town. The monologue with the Grand Cyclops was Emmy worthy. Chalky is like Michael Corleone, Sayid Jarrah and Nino Brown all wrapped into one bad ass gangster. "My father, he'd make that wood sang..." He spoke with so much emotion and the pride in his voice was genuine when he described how he and his father walked right in through the front door of the white man's house to see those book cases. You know what was coming at the end of that story, just like you knew what was going to go down when he took out his daddy's tool, but my heart was still pounding the whole time.
Nothing though shook me more than when the Sheridan's goon cut the face of Jimmy's girl Pearl. Again, I knew it was coming but there was nothing I could do from my couch. Keep the bandages clean and rub some Vitamin E on that cut girl and I'm sure Jimmy will still share his bed with ya. She had the "mass appeal" going when she whispered to Jimmy that she was going to head "East" to the opium den.
I was also on cringe alert every time Lucky came around Jimmy's mom Gillian. Initially I thought he was there to kill her and send a message to Jimmy, but it seems he is letting his little head call the shots for now. I can't really blame him. Guy just got his equipment cleaned out and back in running condition. I'm sure he wants to make sure it works and Gillian presents quite a nice opportunity. Loved how she did not want to be called grandma, "not while the peaches are still in season."
Mrs. Schroeder turned some heads as well when she showed up the Senator and out debated him at Nucky's party. Nucky could not be more smitten with her and less interested in Lucy right about now. I'm a big Lucy fan but even I was yelling uncle when she popped out of the cake.
When the senator finished his champagne in Nucky's office and asks for another drink I could have sworn he said, "I think I'll have a pimps cup." I quickly realized I was mistaken and he was in fact asking for Pimms Cup. Pimms is still sold today. Created in 1840 by James Pimm it is distilled according to a top-secret formula only known to six people. Its a light and refreshing taste blended from excellent liqueurs and full extracts apparently. Maybe try some Pimms in a Pimp Cup.
How about this cat Mickey Doyle and the brothers from Philly.
"What is yas all named after Popes?"
"What of it you don't like god or somethin?"
Did Micky remind anyone else of Newman from Seinfeld? Same creepy and sinister laugh and wiggling fingers.
Loved the episode and loved getting more into the other characters like Al Capone, Gillian and of course Chalky. Nucky is the focal point, but I can see his appeal wearing thin with too many scenes. Chalky on the other hand needs more screen time which I think we will certainly see. Jimmy showed off why he got into Princeton when he tried to give Capone some good advice. Jimmy is book smart but he also appears to have graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Hard Knocks growing up under Nucky.