At last, the time has come, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ season 3 premiers tonight at 9:00 pm to all HBO subscribers. After a year of waiting and anticipation, season 3 will mark the return of our favorite characters along with a host of new personnel, and more importantly, more conflict. Nothing comes easy on the Boardwalk, and we’ll certainly have our fair share of spilt blood and dirty money, but how will our characters deal with these new obstacles? How will Nucky deal with his past decisions and his new rival, Gyp Rosetti? How will Margaret deal with her love affair with Owen Slater, or her bold decision to sign over Nucky’s Land Deal to her Church? How will Gillian Darmody and Richard Harrow react to Jimmy’s death? What will become of Nelson Van Alden in the Midwest? So many questions, so many possibilities. Tonight is just the beginning, but I think we all know that this season is going to be one hell of a ride.
Terence Winter has created a lush and authentic world with captivating characters and a passionate audience. The decision to kill Jimmy at the end of season 2 was both controversial and inevitable, and now the heavy burdens carried by any protagonist will be doubled on the shoulders of Nucky Thompson. He’s not alone though, each character brings their own unique story to the show, and each will get the opportunity to either rise or fall.
It begins tonight. Be there.
Which storyline intrigues you the most and why?