We're all hoping that "Boardwalk Empire's" third season is building up to a climactic and hopefully awesome war between Nucky Thompson and Gyp Rosetti, but it's sure taking its sweet time to get there.
After last week's action-packed episode of "Boardwalk Empire," this week was a slow, ponderous episode that pivoted away from Nucky Thompson's looming war with Gyp Rosetti to focus on Nucky's marital and political problems.
It's time for us to revel in the violent and sexual craziness that serve as "Boardwalk Empire's" climactic exclamation points. This episode was all about strangulation and misdirection, and featured three genuine "Holy shit!!" moments.
Is Nucky Thompson slipping? The latest episode of "Boardwalk Empire" climaxed with a violent ambush from Gyp Rosetti that represented the culmination of months of bad decision-making from Atlantic City's bootlegger-in-chief.
Nucky Thompson tried to avert war and make Gyp Rosetti a peace offering in this episode, but "Boardwalk Empire's" chief Season 3 antagonist is not a reasonable man -- he doused the Sheriff of Tabor Heights with gasoline and lit him on fire.
It didn't take Gyp Rosetti very long to make his first move on Nucky Thompson. The brutal and simple-minded New York gangster stuck up a New York-bound convoy of liquor-packed trucks. Rosetti wants a war, and he's likely to get it.