Nucky’s reign on the Atlantic City throne was nearly ended by his battle with Gyp Rosetti, a man who was inches from seizing control of everything Nucky had worked so long to build for himself, his family, and his colleagues. However, he managed to prevail and keep his chokehold over the continually expanding boardwalk, though it came at the price of his relationship with Margaret. What it did give him was the confidence to know that he can become the full gangster that he rejected for so long and still not lose himself entirely, so with that extra pep in his step, Nucky contemplates cultivating new parts of his empire this season on Boardwalk Empire. One of the first stops? A land deal in Tampa.
Listed below are the dates, titles, times, descriptions, and repeat information for the first four episodes of Boardwalk Empire‘s fourth season.
Sunday, September 8th – “New York Sour” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Following his battle with Gyp Rosetti, Nucky makes a peace offering to Joe Masseria (Ivo Nandi) while working the odds with Arnold Rothstein. While Chalky is busy running the Onyx Club on the Boardwalk, the impulsive Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) clashes with a booking agent. Fresh-faced Federal Agent Warren Knox arrives in Atlantic City to learn the ropes from Agent Sawicki (Joseph Aniska). Gillian seeks custody of her grandson, Tommy (Brady Noon), while trying to find a “good” man to keep the Artemis Club afloat. Eli’s college-age son, Willie (Ben Rosenfield), turns to Nucky for career advice. Al Capone enlists his brothers, Frank and Ralph, to help him expand his business in the Chicago suburb of Cicero. Richard Harrow returns to his violent ways.
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 8 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (midnight), 11 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (9:00 p.m.), and 14 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 9 (9:00 p.m.), 13 (12:30 a.m.), 15 (2:35 p.m.) and 26 (8:00 p.m.)
Sunday, September 15th – “Resignation” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Now working as a “delivery man” for Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver), Van Alden is ordered to keep tabs on Al Capone, joining the ascendant mobster to help keep Cicero voters “informed” at a political rally. Dr. Valentin Narcisse arrives in Atlantic City, clashing with Chalky and Nucky over the loss of an employee. In Washington, Agent Knox aligns himself with J. Edgar Hoover (Eric Ladin), acting director of the Bureau of Investigation. Harrow fails to finish a job in Milwaukee, while Eddie demands a promotion after 11 years of service. With a business opportunity on the horizon, Nucky departs for Florida.
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 15 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (midnight), 18 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (9:00 p.m.), and 21 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 16 (9:00 p.m.), 19 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (11:40 p.m.), 22 (3:35 p.m.) and 26 (9:00 p.m.)
Sunday, September 22nd – “Acres of Diamonds” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Nucky has reservations about investing in a Tampa land deal engineered by transplanted bootlegger Bill McCoy (Pearce Bunting). While there, he meets speakeasy owner Sally Wheet. Valentin Narcisse books a sexy jazz singer, Daughter Maitland (Margot Bingham), to perform at the Onyx, and gauges Dunn Purnsley’s allegiance to Chalky. Willie, Eli’s son, turns to Mickey Doyle and his bootleg warehouse to elevate his social standing at college. Gillian agrees to pose as Roy Phillips’ wife to impress a possible partner. Harrow tries to bury his past, though not before taking care of some unfinished business with Emma (Katherine Waterston).
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 22 (10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (9:00 p.m.), and 28 (2:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 23 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (11:15 p.m.), and 29 (1:50 p.m.)
Sunday, September 29th – “All In” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Nucky gets to know Arnold Rothstein over a card game, and sizes up an unexpected partner for his Tampa land deal. A newly promoted Eddie Kessler gets detoured after making a train-station delivery. When one of their collectors is incapacitated, Al and Frank Capone decide to finish his route, enlisting a reluctant Van Alden to tag along. Agent Knox fills Hoover in on the Thompson operation, vowing to exploit Nucky’s weakest link. Chalky is intrigued by Daughter Maitland’s presence. Dunn Purnsley goes to Harlem, and is courted by Valentin Narcisse. Willie and his college roommate, Clayton (Owen Campbell), carry a practical joke too far.
Other HBO playdate: Sept. 29 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Sept. 30 (9:00 p.m.)
The fourth season premiere of Boardwalk Empire is set to air Sunday, September 8th at 9:00 on HBO.