Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The Choice Is Yours
For me the best scenes came during the meeting Jimmy called with Capone, Harrow, Lansky, Lucky, Doyle and Eli. The exchanges were amazing highlighted by Capone and his back and forth with Luciano. Eli whacks one guy with a wrench like Col. Mustard in the library and now he's all gung ho about offing Nucky. The stress the decision weighed on Jimmy was evident, but Mama knows best. What a tremendous scene that was when Jimmy emerged from behind the fetching flapper and we saw the frightened look on Nucky's face. Nucky looked to his side, like Billy the Kid reached for his gun when confronted by Pat Garret,but as we know, his side arm Owen Sleater was a bit busy tending to matters at home.
Sleater is not be be trifled with, whether it's dealing with IRA traitor Del Grogan in the bathroom...
Or the boss's lady B in the bedroom.
I thought it rather comical that the first credit the come on screen following the scene where Sleater makes Margaret see the Holy Spirit was that dude Cox. Speaking of which it looked like Lucky was having a bit of an issue again rising to the occasion but after a little trash talking from Gillian he was able to climb back into the saddle. (Have we ever discussed if the reason she like sleeping with the young Luciano is possibly because he reminds her of Jimmy?)
This episode was the pay off we had been waiting for as several story lines came to a head. We also saw a couple new ones take shape, most notably Van Creepy being a single dad and working with the new federal prosecutor Esther Randolph. I think we have said goodbye to Lucy for awhile if not for good. The shit stained diaper on the record player was subtle. She really was glowing though wasn't she?
So much great stuff here. I could ramble on and on but I'd rather hear your thoughts. Hope you like the fan art from this week. I tried to capture the best moments of the episode and all the amazing dialogue.