Boardwalk Empire

Series 3 - 9. The Milkmaid's Lot

The Milkmaid's Lot
Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Nucky (Steve Buscemi) is really in trouble now. This series is so good at conveying a sense of power and how it works – or at least how it might have worked among well-dressed gangsters in 1920s America, perhaps not as different from contemporary business as you’d hope.

But Boardwalk Empire is also good at conveying the moments when power drains away and a once feared figure is left alone and exposed. We’ve seen it with Eli and the Commodore, and after last week’s terrible attack Nucky is badly exposed, too. He’s concussed, confused and delirious, just when he needs to marshal his allies. It makes for a dark, shocking episode.

About this programme

9/12. Nucky continues to reel from Gyp Rosetti's recent attack and vows to eliminate his nemesis with the help of a coalition of familiar allies. Meanwhile, the arrest of a high-profile bootlegger puts politician Harry Daugherty and his aide Jess Smith in the hot seat. Drama set during the 1920s, starring Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald and Michael Shannon.

Cast and crew


Nucky Thompson
Steve Buscemi
Margaret Thompson
Kelly Macdonald
Nelson Van Alden
Michael Shannon
Eli Thompson
Shea Whigham
Chalky White
Michael Kenneth Williams
Richard Harrow
Jack Huston
Mickey Doyle
Paul Sparks
Arnold Rothstein
Michael Stuhlbarg
Al Capone
Stephen Graham
Lucky Luciano
Vincent Piazza
Gillian Darmody
Gretchen Mol
Meyer Lansky
Anatol Yusef
Jack Huston
Richard Harrow
Gyp Rosetti
Bobby Cannavale


Ed Bianchi