TV review: 'Boardwalk Empire' finale good to the last drop (spoilers)

October 27, 2014 9:45 AM

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TV review: 'Boardwalk Empire' finale good to the last drop (spoilers)

Sunday's closing hour (and SPOILER ALERT if you haven't watched) saw Nucky become the embodiment of fellow mobster Johnny Torrio's rueful admonition that there's little point to being the richest man in the graveyard. In that, he joined a rather lengthy roster of key players who had bitten the dust in this fast-moving final flight of episodes, to the point where in hindsight the truncated eight-episode season felt a trifle rushed.

With Michael Kenneth Williams' Chalky White and Michael Shannon's Nelson Van Alden having already met violent ends (hell, the gambler Arnold Rothstein, played by Michael Stuhlbarg, checked out in the prolonged lapse between seasons), the question lingered as to whether Nucky (Steve Buscemi) - having...

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