Boardwalk Empire

The Milkmaid's Lot

Series 3 - Episode 9 The Milkmaid's Lot



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.


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 & 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
Director Ed Bianchi
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