With the Season 3 premiere of "Boardwalk Empire" in the books, HBO has released episode details for the Prohibition gangster drama's next four episodes.
So this post comes with an inherent spoiler alert, but for "Boardwalk" fans who are interested in a vague roadmap for what the early part of the season has in store, these descriptions provide a few details of the conflicts and storylines that lie ahead.
They highlight three separate budding turf wars: Lucky Luciano clashing with Joe Masseria in the New York heroin trade, Al Capone involved in a South Side Vs. North Side Chicago battle against the Irish mob, and Arnold Rothstein and Gyp Roseti feuding over booze in New York. Meanwhile, Nucky Thompson's brother Eli gets released from prison, and Nucky runs into some trouble in Washington, DC.
Check out the episode descriptions below:
Episode #28: “Blue Bell Boy," airs Sun., Oct. 7:
"After tracking down a liquor thief, Nucky (Steve Buscemi) and Owen (Charlie Cox) spend a long night hiding out from the feds with the precocious perp. In his boss’ absence, and with Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg) fuming over a late delivery, Mickey (Paul Sparks) overrules Eli (Shea Whigham) to make a routing call that will have far-reaching consequences for Nucky and Gyp (Bobby Cannavale). Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) encounters a familiar face while promoting Dr. Mason’s (Patrick Kennedy) classes at the new women’s clinic at St. Theresa’s. In New York, Lucky (Vincent Piazza) haggles with Joe Masseria (Ivo Nandi) over heroin splits, while in Chicago, Capone’s (Stephen Graham) feud with O’Banion (Arron Shiver) heats up when one of his collectors gets roughed up on the South Side."
Episode #29: “You’d Be Surprised," airs Sun., Oct. 14:
"After venting with Nucky about his liquor travails, Rothstein sends Gyp an unequivocal message in Tabor Heights. In Washington, Gaston Means (Stephen Root) sees opportunity in a Senate investigation of Harry Daugherty (Christopher McDonald) and the Justice Department. Billie (Meg Chambers Steedle) gets a new co-star to revive her faltering show; Van Alden (Michael Shannon) and Sigrid (Christiane Seidel) receive an unexpected visitor; Gillian (Gretchen Mol) worries about keeping her business afloat in Jimmy’s absence; Margaret has Awkward moments at the hospital and, later, at Madam Jeunet’s (Anna Katarina)."
Episode #30: “Ging Gang Goolie," airs Sun., Oct. 21
"After being detained in Washington by Daugherty’s henchmen, Nucky approaches Esther Randolph (Julianne Nicholson), his onetime nemesis, and later entertains an intriguing proposition from Gaston Means. In Atlantic City, Margaret copes with Teddy’s (Rory and Declan McTigue) demons, while Owen investigates a suspicious fire; Gillian feuds with Lucky and finds a surrogate for Jimmy; and Richard (Jack Huston) connects with pugilistic vet Paul Sagorsky (Mark Borkowsky) and his daughter Julia (Wrenn Schmidt)."
Episode #31: “Sunday Best," airs Sun., Oct. 28
"On Easter Sunday, Eli looks to get back in Nucky’s good graces at a Thompson family reunion. While Richard and Tommy (Brady and Connor Noon) spend the day as guests of the Sagorskys, Gillian stays at home and makes a sacrifice to improve her future. In New York, after dinner and prayers, Gyp heads downtown in search of a blessing – from Joe Masseria."
To catch up on last week's HuffPost TV Gangster Rankings, check out the slideshow below:
"Boardwalk Empire" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.