Van Alden never wanted to be that involved with the criminal scene of Chicago, seeing as his association with Dean O’Banion didn’t exactly come by his choice. He assumed that he would do some minor things for the gangster, endure some disrespect and uncomfortable moments, and receive payment for his time and services; however, he’s now gotten tangled up in the growing feud between O’Banion and the newly transplanted Capone brothers over whose turf is whose and who will control the area following the election. After leaving Atlantic City for the Midwest, all Van Alden wanted to do was live a life of anonymity and peace with his wife, his past behind him and his identity reformed as George Mueller. But by getting in between O’Banion and the Capones, he’s going to have to make a choice of who to pledge her allegiance to, thus putting him in the line of fire from the side he turns his back on.
Listed below are the dates, times, titles, descriptions, and repeat information for the next four episodes of Boardwalk Empire.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) – “Erlkönig”
Nucky heads to Philadelphia to deal with the fallout from Willie’s liquor fiasco. Eddie Kessler is detained by Agent Knox, who uses physical and psychological tactics to elicit information about Nucky’s organization. A desperate Gillian turns to an unexpected source to score a fix, and is rebuffed in her attempt to reunite with Tommy. In Cicero, Van Alden is recruited by the Capones to pay an election-day visit to factory workers who are opposed to the Capones’ candidate of choice.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 6 (11:00 p.m.), 8 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (10:00 p.m.), 11 (9:00 p.m.) and 12 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 7 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (1:15 a.m.), 13 (4:00 p.m.) and 17 (9:00 p.m.)
SUNDAY, OCT. 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – “The North Star”
After a cautious reunion with Margaret in New York City, Nucky heads to Tampa to work out details of his land deal with Bill McCoy and reconnects with Sally Wheet. Richard Harrow returns to Atlantic City and makes a confession to an ailing Paul Sagorsky, who encourages him to get over the past and return to Julia and Tommy. Having lost J. Edgar Hoover’s confidence, Agent Knox finds a new way to gain Eli’s trust. Meyer Lansky decides to go it alone on the Tampa land deal when Lucky Luciano gets spooked by Vincenzo Petrucelli, an investor with ties to Joe Masseria in New York. Chalky takes out his frustrations on Daughter Maitland.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 13 (11:00 p.m.), 15 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (10:00 p.m.), 18 (9:00 p.m.) and 19 (1:35 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 14 (9:00 p.m.), 17 (10:00 p.m.), 18 (11:50 p.m.) and 20 (1:15 p.m.)
SUNDAY, OCT. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – “William Wilson”
Eli confronts Nucky after Willie makes an unpopular decision. Margaret has a surprise encounter at her job on Wall Street. Joe Masseria orders Lucky Luciano to return to Tampa and deal with Vincenzo Petrucelli. Gillian goes cold turkey with Roy Phillips’ help. Still seething over his brother’s death, Al Capone tries to get Johnny Torrio to turn on rival gangster Dean O’Banion. As the relationship between Chalky and Daughter Maitland deepens, Valentin Narcisse exerts his control over Dunn Purnsley and the Northside.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 20 (11:00 p.m.), 22 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (10:00 p.m.) 25 (9:00 p.m.) and 26 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 21 (9:00 p.m.), 25 (12:05 a.m.) and 27 (3:50 p.m.), and Nov. 7 (8:00 p.m.)
SUNDAY, OCT. 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – “The Old Ship of Zion”
Nucky’s shipment from Florida arrives with some unexpected cargo. Eli is backed into a corner when Agent Knox uncovers new dirt on the Thompsons. After talking things over with Nucky, Willie reconsiders his recent life choices. Chalky throws down the gauntlet to Valentin Narcisse, upholding his leadership on the Northside.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 27 (11:00 p.m.), 29 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (10:00 p.m.), and Nov. 1 (9:00 p.m.) and 2 (12:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 28 (9:00 p.m.) and Nov. 1 (11:00 p.m.), 3 (3:45 p.m.) and 7 (9:00 p.m.)
Boardwalk Empire airs Sundays at 9:00 on HBO. The series was recently renewed for a fifth season, which will premiere next fall.
Why do you think Dr. Narcisse is so intent on splitting up Dunn and Chalky? Will Torrio turn on O’Banion and make a Chicago takeover easier for the Capones? How much information, if any, will Eddie give up while being detained by Agent Knox?