Tonight on HBO is an all new episode of Boardwalk Empire called “Bone for Tuna.” On tonight’s show disturbed by a recent nightmare and Billie’s absence, Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the Church. Meanwhile, Gyp makes a deal with Nucky for a onetime liquor shipment, though the mobster’s longtime intentions remain very much up in the air. If you missed last week’s premiere episode called “Spaghetti & Coffee“, we have a full and detailed recap here for you!
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On last week’s show Nucky was not happy with how Gaston Means, a “special investigator” with ties to Attorney General Harry Daugherty collect his bribe money. At St. Theresa’s, Margaret is troubled when her altruism is met with resistance by both a patient and an idealistic doctor. Gyp extended his stopover in Tabor Heights, a town halfway between Atlantic City and New York, with an eye towards establishing a strategic foothold. It seem Tablor Heights is the last gas station between New Jersey and New York. Chalky and his daughter Maybelle failed to agree on her future with Samuel. She did not want to get married yet.
HBO’s official synopsis of tonight’s show: Disturbed by a recent nightmare and Billie’s absence, Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the Church. Meanwhile, Gyp makes a deal with Nucky for a onetime liquor shipment, though the mobster’s longtime intentions remain very much up in the air. Van Alden regrets trying to socialize with his co-workers; Margaret takes her women’s-clinic pitch to a higher authority; Lucky and Meyer protect their investments; Richard sets the record straight with Mickey, and with Nucky.
On tonight’s show it seems Margaret gets her way. Nucky had no intention of joining Margaret in church to receive his commendation from the Bishop last week. Although the cracks are already showing in her marriage, Margaret is determined to get her place in society and make her and Nucky Philanthropists. Nucky on the other hand is just not interested in Margaret. Nucky is infatuated with showgirl Billie Kent and you just know that is not going to work out. I wonder what Margaret did to get Nucky into church.
It looks like there are some showdowns on tonight’s show. Nucky says in the preview that he learned a long time ago not to take things personal. Genius (not!) Gyp says, “Everyone is a person, so how else could you take it?” It looks like this week not only Gyp is giving Nucky problems but the boys from NY, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lanksy are getting into the mess. Someone is a the receiving end of Meyer’s bullet this week and someone is set on fire. Wonder what that is all about. Glad to see Luciano and Lanksy back. It looks like a great episode!
Tonight’s episode is going to be another action packed one, which you won’t want to miss. So be sure to tune in for our live coverage of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire Season 3 Episode 3 — tonight at 9PM EST! While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know what you think of Boardwalk Empire season 3, so far!
Tonight’s recap: Tonight’s show opens tonight with Nucky having trouble getting through to Billie Kent. he sees frying bacon and shooting someone. It looks like Nucky is dreaming but he is woken up. Margaret is on the line for Nucky, the bishop’s man is there. They want Nucky there but he does not want to go, Margaret tells him it is an honor. Nucky asks his Butler if Miss Kent called and he finds out she has not. Nucky’s man tells him he has to go if he wants to keep the meeting.
Margaret makes his apology to the Bishop’s man that Nucky is working. The priest gives Margaret a paper with the schedule. Margaret is not pleased because she and Nucky do not have a private meeting with the Bishop. The priest tells her the Bishop does not have any time to do it. Margaret basically tells the priest he better arrange it. The priest agrees he could probably arrange something.
Van Alden is at work and his co-workers play a joke on him and he gets ink on his shirt. His boss comes in and gives them a lecture about irons and how they sell confidence and opportunities. The boss tells them to make the world smooth for them. LOL
Nucky comes into the diner at Tabor Heights to meet Gyp. Nucky asks Gyp what he wants? Gyp asks Nucky why he came. Nucky says that he obviously insulted him someway. Gyp tells him that he jeopardize his free market. Gyp is not happy that Nucky is selling his alcohol only to Arnold Rothstein. Nucky tells Gyp he can go the long way.
Nucky tells Gyp that in interest of making things work he invites Gyp to Atlantic City and he will give him one month of alcohol. Gyp agrees and Nucky tells him he has to shake his hand.
Gillian calls Charlie and complains that the house is leaking and Charlie ells her he wants to see a return on his money. Meyer and Charlie give a man heroin to put under his hat. They are teaching him how to bring the drugs to clients and collect money.
Margaret goes to see Dr. Landeau and Dr. Mason. Margaret wants to know if Dr. Landeau will be at church to congratulate Nucky on his award, he agrees he will.
Mickey Doyle is telling a man that the money is short. The man tells Doyle that Manny told him the price was different. Doyle threatens the man and he pays Doyle what he wants.
He sends Whiskey over to Gillian’s place.
Nucky is having a drink and he is thinking about Jimmy Darmody. He is waiting for Gyp and he gets there and Nucky tells him he was reminiscing about the old days. Gyp lifts his glass to their good luck. The waitress comes to find what they want. Gyp propositions the waitress he has not seen his wife in days and as he says, “It builds up!” LOL
Gyp asks Nucky to come with him to Gillian Darmody’s. Nucky does not want to go.
Meyer is telling his worker Eddie to remember he has to get money first before he gives the heroin. Eddie is walking and a man stops him and starts to beat him up. He tells him Joe Mazeria says, “Hello”. Meyer Lansky comes out and shoots the man.
Van Alden is in bed and his wife is talking care of their baby who is teething. Van Alden’s wife tells him she will get the ink out of his shirt. She ask him to share his troubles with her, but he claims sales are slow. She tells him he must always smile and then she starts to seduce him.
Gyp drops Nucky off and tells him he will see him at Mickey Doyle’s when he picks up his booze. Gyp tells him he is glad they settled the problem. Gyp says he has to remind himself life is better with friends. Nucky leaves Gyp at Gillian’s place. Gillian glares at Nucky.
Mickey’s employee is dropping off Whiskey he asks Richard if he likes working in the whorehouse. The man tells Richard that is was Mickey who shot Manny and that he would never want to mess with Mickey Doyle. (we know that is not true Richard shot Manny)
Nucky is calling someone and they do not answer. Margaret walks in and asks Nucky if he is staying at the house. Nucky tells her he thought he would stay and they would all go to church together. Nucky tells Margaret he is having trouble sleeping and she suggest warm milk.
At Gillian’s brothel one of her girls is reciting poetry. Gyp tells Gillian he did not understand anything, but it was beautiful. Gyp asks Gillian if they can talk. Gillian tells him it is not what he came to her house for. Gyp tells her not to sell herself short. Gyp tells her the place looks good.
Gyp tells Gillian Nucky Thompson is a worried man. Gillian tells him she would know nothing about that. Gyp thinks it is strange that Nucky dropped him there and did not even come in and say hello. Gyp asks if she pays Nucky.
Gyp tells Gillian that she is gorgeous and smart and a good business man. Gyp saw how Nucky treated her. Gillian tells Gyp that Nucky’s own brother tried to have him killed.
Nucky tells Margaret he is no comfortable in his suit it must have shrunk. He tells Margaret he is tired, he is still not sleeping. Margaret tells him the show must go on.
They proceed up the aisle in church. Nucky is hallucinating again and seeing Jimmy as an alter boy. The bishop calls Nucky to come forward to get his honor. He is knighted in the order of St. Gregory. The Bishop congratulates him.
Van Alden’s co-workers invite him to go out with them to a speakeasy. Van Alden refuses and tells them his wife is waiting for him. They tell him they were just joking with him last time into the brotherhood. Van Alden agrees to go.
Nucky is hallucinating again and seeing Jimmy at the party for his honor. Margaret asks him if he is feeling okay, he excuses himself. Nucky goes to the phone and tries to call Billie Kent again.
Margaret introduces Dr. Landeau to the Bishop, she tells the Bishop that the doctor is trying to convince her and Nucky to open a women’s health clinic. (Of course this is not true) Margaret is trying to force the doctor’s hand. (she wants a women’s clinic opened) The Bishop gives the doctor his blessing. Margaret tells the Dr. much to his shock and horror that her and Nucky will sponsor the clinic.
Gyp comes to Mickey Doyle’s warehouse and he wants Nucky. Owen tells him Nucky is indesposed. Eli tells Gyp that he is all loaded up. Gyp tells Eli to tell Nucky he said goodbye. Owen tells Gyp Nucky had a message, “Bone for Tuna!”
Van Alden is at the speakeasy with his co-worker and they are laughing at him because he is drinking Sarsaparilla. Van Alden is regretting going and just as he is about to leave the speakeasy gets raided. Everyone is under arrest and Van Alden is panicking.
Mickey Doyle gets home with a women and he is laughing the lights are off. She asks him where he put the bottle and he tells her in his pants. The light goes on and it is Richard Harrow. Richard tells Mickey to get his hat and put it on. Richard takes Mickey out of the house by gunpoint.
At the speakeasy one of the deputies asks Van Alden who is is and he claims his name is George and it is his first time there. The deputy thinks he knows Van Alden, then he realizes that Van Alden is his neighbor. The deputy tells Van Alden to pay the fine to him direct and he will forget what happened. He takes Van Alden’s money and warns him not to come back.
Gyp is in the car and his driver is chatting away. Gyp asks his driver what “Bones for Tuna” means. Gyp is pissed because he realizes Nucky mean “Buona Fortuna” and Gyp is pissed off.
Nucky tells his driver to bring the car around as he is trying to call Billie again. In walks Richard with a gun to the head of Mickey Doyle. Nucky tells Richard he does not want anything to happen at his place. Mickey swears he did not kill Manny. Richard tells Nucky he knows he did not, Richard tells Nucky he killed Manny. Nucky asks Richard to put the gun away. Richard puts the gun away and Mickey leaves and tells Nucky he has to speak to Richard.
Richard tells Nucky he waited outside Manny’s house and he used a shotgun very close. Nucky asks why and Richard said because of Angela Darmody.
Richard said because Jimmy was a soldier and he lost. Nucky asks if he has anything to fear. Richard says, NO, you are your wife are safe. Nucky asks how many people has he killed and asks if he thinks about them. Richard tells him he knows the answer.
Margaret goes to see the other doctor at the hospital and tells him what he did to Dr. Landeau and how she forced his hand to create a women’s clinic. She takes the young doctor to room and shows him where the St. Theresa’s women’s clinic will be.
At Tabor Heights the sheriff ask Gyp if he and his boys are heading back to NY. He tells Gyp, Owen, Nucky’s man said all was good now. The policeman warns Gyp to be careful smoking around the gas tanks because they are flammable. The sheriff wishes Gyp good luck. Gyp tells the sheriff they are sicking around for a bit he takes the gas hose and pours it on the sheriff and throws it at the sheriff and he goes up in flames.
Nucky goes up to a door and knocks it is Billie’s house. No one answers and Nucky gets the spare key, goes in and sits down. Nucky is so tired he falls asleep and he is awaken by a noise, he gets off the couch and Billie is cooking bacon. He asks when she got home. She claims she got home a while ago and did not want to wake him.
He tells her he thought he was dreaming he was alone and Billie tells him he is not alone anymore.