Boardwalk Empire Season 3 Episode 2 “Spaghetti & Coffee” Recap 9/23/12

Boardwalk Empire Season 3 Episode 2 "Spaghetti & Coffee" Recap 9/23/12

Tonight on HBO is an all new episode of Boardwalk Empire called “Spaghetti & Coffee.”  On tonight’s show Gyp a new brutal gangster in town, extends his stopover in Tabor Heights, a town halfway between Atlantic City and New York, with an eye towards establishing a strategic foothold. Chalky and his daughter Maybelle fail to agree on her future with Samuel.  If you missed last week’s premiere episode called “Resolution”, we have a full and detailed recap here for you!

Spoiler alert: If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like spoilers, stop reading now! We have some juicy spoilers for you about the season 3 episode 2 episode of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

On last week’s episode Nucky decided that he was going to import his alcohol exclusively to Arnold Rothstein  much to the ire of Gyp Rosetti the new gangster in town.  Gyp says he will now have to pay  a 50% premium and that buying from Arnold and that does not sit well with him.  Gyp is the new gangster who is suppose to fill the gap of Jimmy Darmody gone. Margaret and Nucky’s marriage is less than ideal, the cracks are already showing.  Richard Harrow was extremely angry over the loss of his dear friend Jimmy.

Official HBO synopsis of next week’s episode: Mixing business with pleasure in New York, Nucky bristles at the collection tactics of Gaston Means, a “special investigator” with ties to Attorney General Harry Daugherty. At St. Theresa’s, Margaret is troubled when her altruism is met with resistance by both a patient and an idealistic doctor. Gyp extends his stopover in Tabor Heights, a town halfway between Atlantic City and New York, with an eye towards establishing a strategic foothold. Chalky and his daughter Maybelle (Christina Jackson) fail to agree on her future with Samuel (Ty Michael Robinson); Eli gets a new boss and faces new realities at home; a major liquor shipment takes an unexpected detour. 

On tonight’s show on of my favorite characters Chalky White is back in the mix.  Chalky is feeling a little under the weather.  His daughter’s boyfriend Samuel gives him a checkup and finds that Chalky has a mineral deficiency and tells him he has to eat more leafy vegetables.  Chalky and his daughter Maybelle also fail to agree on her future with Samuel.


Last week we met  Sicilian Gyp Rosetti a new cruel gangster.  He certainly has a short fuse and last week he brutally killed someone for making a joke.  Gyp is not happy at the outcome events after Nucky’s announcement at his party and was not much in the mood for celebrating.  Gyp does not take rejection well and on tonight’s show Gyp takes an interest in the route between Atlantic City and New York – he stops in Tabor Heights. Gyp wants to set up a stronghold – he is not going to take Nucky not selling him alcohol sitting down.  I think Gyp is going to be a character that is going to be hated by the viewers and the other gangsters.

Boardwalk Empire Season 3 Episode 2 "Spaghetti & Coffee" Recap 9/23/12

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 2 — tonight at 9PM EST!  While you wait for our recap, hit the comments and let us know what you thought of Boardwalk Empire season 3, premiere last week!

Tonight’s recap: Tonight’s show opens in New York City with someone pouring a fish bowl and a goldfish down the sink.  In the next scene someone is being let out of jail, it is Eli, Nucky’s brother.  A car is there to pick him up it is Mickey Doyle.

Eli is upset because Nucky sent Mickey.  Mickey is trying to be funny but Eli is not appreciating it.  Eli asks Mickey how he is still alive and Mickey tells him he is valuable and he brings people together.  Mickey tells Eli that Nucky is hard to get to these days, no one just walks in.

Mickey tells Eli that Nucky sent him to get him and set him up.  Mickey asks him to work for him and Eli gets out of the car.  Mickey tells him to get in the car no one else is coming for him.

Gyp Rosetti comes out of his hotel and his goon asks him what they are doing, going back to New York?  Gyp is not answering, instead he goes for a walk, he is in Tabor Heights.

Tabor Heights is smack in the middle of New York City and New Jersey and the last stop for gas before NYC.

Margaret is telling Miss Predock about the women she saw bleeding to death from an infection.   Owen comes in and Miss Predock leaves to powder her nose.  Margaret tells Owen that Nucky should come to the church to get an award and it will be awkward if he misses it.  Owen gives Margaret money and tries to make small talk but Margaret brushes him off.

Meanwhile Nucky is in bed with Billie Kent.  The phone rings and someone wants Billie and she tells the person on the phone she is busy.  Nucky does not look pleased about the call.  Nucky goes in her medicine cabinet and sees a man’s shaver.  He takes the razor blade from the razor.

Billie notices Nucky’s change of mood.  He tells her he has to leave.

Dunn Purnsley is playing the piano and Chalky and Samuel are there.  Chalky asks Samuel how he is doing in school?  Samuel tells him he will be a doctor in 2.5 years.  Samuel tells Chalky that Mabel (Chalky’s daughter) is a fine women and he wants her by his side.

Chalky tells him since he is a doctor can he doctor him.  Samuel takes his pulse, looks in his mouth and at Chalky’s hands.  He tells Chalky he has a mineral deficiency and he should eat more leafy vegetables.  Samuel asks if he is suitable and Chalky says, “Welcome to the family son!

Margaret goes to the hospital to visit the women who lost her baby.  She asks the women if the doctor gave her advice on how to take care of her health.  The women tells her she does not need advice, she has had nine children.

Nucky comes into a room and it is the room where the man poured the goldfish down the sink.  In the fishbowl now is $100 and a voice from the other room tells him to put the money in the bowl.  Nucky tells him he is not putting $40,000 in a bowl when he does not know who he is leaving it for.

He walks in the room and there is a man there and Nucky asks who he is – he is Gaston Means, he is a special investigator.  Nucky asks where Jeff Smith is.  Gaston gives him a speech about how they always give Nucky what he wants.  Nucky takes the money out to give to Gaston.  Gaston tells him he is an admirer, they have a lot in common.

Someone else comes in the room.  Nucky goes to look and it is George Remus and he puts money in the fish bowl.  Gaston asks Nucky to leave by the side so Remus won’t see him.  He tells Nucky to give his regards to Arnold Rothstein.

Margaret goes to see the doctor from the hospital who told her that they do not help patience.  He tells her he is not happy about the care they give women in the hospital.  He irritates Margaret and she walks out and then thinks better of it and goes back.  Margaret thinks that the doctor dislike and tells the doctor off.  She wants a plan on how to provide better care.

Eli and Mickey are in the car – Eli wants to go home but Mickey has something to do.  Mickey goes to see the police in a town and tells them they have a convey coming through town and they do not want trouble.   Mickey hands the money to the police.

Mabel is talking to her brother and Chalky walks in, he wants to talk to Mabel.  He tells Mabel that her beau came to see him today.  Mabel tells Chalky that Samuel will be a good doctor and Chalky agrees he will be a good husband.  Mabel does not really want to marry Samuel, she is not ready for it.  Mabel tells Chalky it is her life, Chalky tells her she is marrying Samuel.

Mickey drops Eli off and tells him to be read tomorrow at 8 o’clock they have a big shipment for Rothstein.  Eli tells him to F* off.

Mickey comes up to his house and his children are there and his wife to welcome him back.

Gyp comes into a diner and he wishes everyone good evening.  He asks the waitress what is good and she tells him everything.  Gyp asks the waitress to describe the spaghetti.  Gyp and his good decides to have spaghetti.  He asks the girl for a little wine and the waitress tells him they have none of that here.  The sheriff comes in and tells them the coffee is good.

Nucky is with Arnold Rothstein and Arnold tells Nucky protection is valuable.  Nucky is not thrilled about putting money in a fishbowl.

Nucky tells Rothstein there is a shipment going out tonight and Rothstein thought it was going out on the 4th and that is tonight.  It seems Nucky is wrong and tomorrow night is the 4th.

Nucky complains to Rothstein that Billie’s apartment radiator is leaking.  Rothstein more or less tells Nucky he can do better.

Margaret tells the maid to clean Nucky’s morning suit because he will need it for the bishop when he meets him.  The maid tells her Nucky won’t be able to make it and Margaret tells her to clean it anyway because Nucky is mistaken.

Will gets up and tells Eli he is going to work in the lumber yard.  Eli tells him he is proud of him because of what he has done for the family.  He tells Will he is home and he does not have to work anymore.  Will tells him it is okay because he is use to working now.  Eli gives Will an airplane and wishes him two birthdays ago.  Will tells Eli he has to go to work.

They are preparing the shipment and Mickey is in charge.  A guard ushers Eli in and tells Mickey they found him outside.  Micky tells him he is late.

Eli and Billie are having dinner with another showgirl and they are talking about a new routine Billie has an idea about.  It is a hummingbird routine.  Billie gets up for a minute and leaves Nucky with the girl.  Nucky watches Billie as she flirts with another man.  Billie comes Back and tells the girl she just met “The Spider Of Wall Street”

Owen is at the warehouse and tells the men the route they will be taking with the alcohol, where they will gas up and what to do if they are arrested.

Owen sees Eli and tells him he will let Nucky he will tell him he is situated.  Owen offers Eli an extra $50 for the trip to NY.  Eli tells him he does not want charity and does not have a piece.  Owen gives him a gun.

Mabel and Samuel are at a dance.  Mabel asks Samuel why he does not drink, she is and she is having fun.  Samuel tells Mabel if she does not want to marry him just say something.  Someone bumps into Samuel and Samuel comments he should watch what he is doing.  The man slices his cheek open and someone attacks the man who slices Samuel open.  Chalky walks in and asks Mabel what she is doing there.  Samuel tells Nucky the man needs help.  Chalky looks at his daughter and asks her if she is interested now?

They get to the place where they are suppose to fill up with. gas and the pumps are locked.  Owen asks Mickey what is going on.  Mickey tells Owen they will just go on – but Owen tells him he is not going to take a chance to get stranded.

The police come and they ask Owen what is in the trucks and if it is alcohol it is against the law.

Gyp walks out and tells Owen they have no gasoline.  Looks like Gyp has paid off the police.  Gyp asks what Owen has in his hands and Gyp says, “I have a gun!, You have a gun, everyone has guns.”  Then Gyp tells Owen they will never make NYC they will run out of gas.  Gyp takes the gas pump and drops all the gas on the ground.  Owen tells him Nucky will hear about it, Gyp does not care.

Nucky is at Billie’s apartment and he has cooked for her.  She is enjoying the food and the phone rings.  Nucky tells her not to pick up the phone.  Nucky tells Billie he would like for people to be honest no matter what.  Billie says that could be dangerous.  But she agrees to ask Nucky what he wants.  Nucky tells her he wants things to work automatically and then he would stay there forever with her.  Billie tells him he knows he can’t.

Nucky asks who is calling and Billie tells Nucky she said she would never tell and Nucky promised he would never ask.  The phone rings again.  It was Owen calling.

He walks out of the house and Mickey asks him what they are going to do.  Owen asks Eli how many men he saw and Eli tells him 12.  Owen asks Eli if they can win in a gun battle and Eli tells him no.  Mickey tells him Arnold Rothstein is expecting the alcohol tonight and Owen tells him, “Well he is not getting it tonight!” 

Eli asks Mickey what to do and Mickey tells them to turn the rigs around and head back to New Jersey!

The End!