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Old September 19 2012, 05:06 PM   #16
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Re: Boardwalk Empire - Season 3 (Discussion, Spoilers)

I liked that Rothstein was not at all thrown by the insults Rosetti threw at him- he even chuckled. I think Rothstein might be my favorite character on the show.
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Old September 19 2012, 05:21 PM   #17
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I get the impression that Rothstein sees Rosetti as a small-time operator with an over-sized self-opinion. He's probably clipped a handful of other bloviating gasbags just like him over the years, far greater men who have treated him far worse. Guys like Rosetti appear quite aggressive in the beginning, but later deemed a mad dog by his peers, who eventually all agree that he should go away quietly in a freak olive oil delivery truck accident.
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Old September 25 2012, 12:16 AM   #18
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So, nobody watched the latest episode?
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Old September 25 2012, 12:37 AM   #19
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I thought last night's episode was somewhat boring. I did enjoy seeing more of Chalky's home life, it added more dimension to his character. And Eli also got some nice character moments. But for the most part it felt like this episode was quietly planting seeds, perhaps to blossom into a bloody harvest later in the season.

I'm not liking Nucky getting stupid over the showgirl. I also haven't been sold on Rosetti yet. He comes across a bit comical at times, too awkward at others. He doesn't really seem like real threat to Nucky, well Nucky with his head on straight anyway.
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Old September 25 2012, 12:44 AM   #20
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True, it was a quieter episode laying some groundwork that will be important later on. I really liked what we got to see of Chalky's family and also Eli's coming home (though I never liked him as a character). I thought it was interesting how quickly he advanced with the IRA guy (I can't remember his name right now) asking his opinion on whether to make a stand or not.

I think Rosetti is someone who gets underestimated by the other characters. I predict it won't end well.
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Old September 25 2012, 02:41 AM   #21
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Yeah, I watched but forgot to post because I immediately watched the new episode of Treme.

Seems like they realized they have so many characters to juggle now that they're going to rotate their stories in out (with Nucky and Margaret being the constants, of course). Last week we had Van Alden, Capone, and Gillian and Richard, and this week we got Eli and Chalky.

Speaking of Eli, it's good to see him again and I'm interested in seeing where he will find himself going. That being said, I can't remember what landed him in the slammer. I know it wasn't for murdering what'shisface (honestly, I don't think I ever knew his name) in Eli's garage, so what was it?

During Chalky's story, I couldn't help but think of Copper and how it's handle black integration for its time period, which was really the only thing that interested me in that show (but ultimately wasn't enough to keep me interested and I stopped watching). Even so, I find what Boardwalk Empire is doing is far more interesting and not just because of the pure awesomeness that is Michael Kenneth Williams.

I'm still on the fence on Rosetti. He's an asshole and probably underestimated by others, but right now I'm not sure if I really care. But it's Boardwalk Empire so I'm willing to give him a chance.
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Old September 25 2012, 08:41 AM   #22
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I think Rosetti is supposed to be injecting a feel of the "real" movie-style Sicilian gangster people expect to see. Up to this point, everyone has either been posh and sophisticated, or just low-brow blue-collarish. The closest was Horvitz, but he was really just somewhere between those two. The one character expected to be more like Rosetti so far hasn't been; Al Capone.

So, yeah, I think that's the entire point of his character. To give us a more Joe Pesci kinda guy to satisfy people's expectations of what a mobster is.
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Old September 25 2012, 02:10 PM   #23
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^^^ I think Lucky Luciano was also supposed to be like that in earlier seasons, but never really materialized.
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Old September 27 2012, 03:21 AM   #24
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Last year I caught up with both Seasons 1 and 2 and I just couldn't wait for Season 3. My dad is watching it with me and I'm just loving this show.
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Old October 2 2012, 01:59 AM   #25
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So, what did everyone think about the last episode? A lot of different storylines were dealt with or newly introduced. I thought Rosetti would get killed but instead he killed that cop. I do wonder what Nucky's message was supposed to mean or whether he was just trying to be nice and Rosetti misinterpreted it in his paranoia.
Interesting to see how Nucky's conscience is nagging him even now. I'm curious where that storyline will lead us. And why couldn't he reach his girlfriend on the phone? At first I thought something bad had happened to her or that it was a trap laid for Nucky. Maybe we'll find out next week.
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Old October 2 2012, 01:38 PM   #26
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Good episode with two utterly awesome scenes:

1. Margaret putting the doctor on the spot in front of the bishop to get her way for paternal care at the hospital. Margaret for the win!

2. Richard's confrontation of Mickey in Nucky's office. I was surprised Richard told Nucky that he killed Manny. I can't help but wonder if Richard knows that Nucky actually killed Jimmy based off Richard's comment to Nucky "you know the answer to that" in regards to Richard thinking about the people he killed. Yet he seems to have forgiven Nucky because he and Margaret were kind to Richard. I wonder how this will play out in the future.
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Old October 2 2012, 03:54 PM   #27
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Richard is a soldier, and he knew what Jimmy was getting into. He probably just accepted Jimmy's death as a "Well, you win or you die in these sort of things" consequence.
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Old October 2 2012, 04:09 PM   #28
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Evil Headhunter wrote: View Post
Good episode with two utterly awesome scenes:

1. Margaret putting the doctor on the spot in front of the bishop to get her way for paternal care at the hospital. Margaret for the win!
Yeah, that was awesome. I laughed when I saw that.
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Old October 2 2012, 04:18 PM   #29
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Yes, she has gotten to be quite adept in the fine arts of manipulation and has developed more than most characters in the show. It appears as if Nucky's philosophy of life is rubbing off on her during her time with him.
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Old October 2 2012, 04:48 PM   #30
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I can see Richard taking out Rosetti.
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