The 8 Bloodiest, Booziest Moments From Last Night’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’: ‘Marriage And Hunting’

By: 11.04.13  •  158 Comments


HBO’s Boardwalk Empire is one of the most sprawling and involved shows on TV, with a cast the size of an extra large beer barrel (or at least equal to The Wire). So this season, the show’s fourth, we’ll be breaking down the eight most bloody and boozy moments from every episode, including last night’s “Marriage and Hunting.”


This episode was twenty-four kinds of awesome, so please excuse me if most of these write-ups could be quickly summed up with: !!!!!!!! We begin with a peek inside the happy Mueller household, where this guy, he’s trying to get some pipes working round here *points at dick* while the old bag and the baby compete in a whining contest. George leaves in a huff, never to return again (figuratively, at least).

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“Why would I let you do that?” “Because he thinks I’m a coward.” “Ain’t ya?” “Ask Frank.” And with those two lines, we’ve got our 1920s Walter White. The man known as Mueller is sick of being a push over, a freak who freaks no one out, and throughout the course of “Marriage and Hunting,” he becomes proactive, whether by…

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…murdering the three stooges, including the Man with the Iron Face who should have known better…

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…arranging O’Banion’s murder after giving a “I used to believe in God, now I don’t believe in anything” speech…

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…and making it rain on his wife before having passionate sex with her. Yes. Van Alden has been freed from his internal tortures and many of his external torturers, and he’s on a path. Not one of salvation — he doesn’t believe in God, remember? — but it’s leading somewhere, somewhere where he takes money from dead men, walks over fly-ridden corpses, and MY NAME IS NELSON VAN ALDEN. NOW WE F*CK (is what he should have said. Still great, though).

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