Tonight’s Boardwalk..jesus, no words. actually, a lot of words. actually so many that i’m gonna write about it. normally, I don’t get too in depth when writing about a show, because I just feel like I have SO MUCH TO SAY and I should just leave it to the people that actually know how to write. Not tonight, my friends.
Let’s start with Jimmy. Poor fucking Jimmy, I cannot even believe what happened tonight. The whole situation between Jimmy, Gillian, and the Commodore was so fucked up to begin with, I can’t comprehend it. Gillian was raped by the Commodore, Jimmy was born, Gillian is, in turn, disturbed and way fucking crazy, Jimmy is raised with Nucky as a father figure but he knows the Commodore is his bio-father, Gillian is oddly touchy/feely with Jimmy throughout season 1 and 2, topping it off with the comment she made in the first(?) episode of this season, I believe, about how she used to kiss his penis when he was a baby. There was always that weird sexual tension that existed whenever Jimmy and Gillian were in a room together, but no fucking way did I think that things went down the way they did in the flashback. I don’t know who to blame, I mean, I do, the obvious and immediate person I blame is Gillian. She is Jimmy’s mother, older than Jimmy (Though not by much) and she should have not EVER EVER gone there. But then I remember, here’s a girl that was raped SO young and obviously has so many issues because of that. Who knows? I have a feeling Gillian was a little off even before the rape. Which leads me to the Commodore, fucking asshole. He deserved what he got tonight. But do you see? How it all is one big circle of dysfunction? I don’t know what to think, I’m just seriously grossed out. Also, GET TOMMY OUT!
Angela was never one of my favorite characters. The way she behaved in Season 1 pissed me off. I do realize she is a bit stronger than most of the female characters on this show, so I could appreciate and respect that aspect, but other than that, I had no real emotional attachment to her. I am, however, super bummed for Jimmy now. The beginning of the first scene, and the beginning of the last scene, which both start with Angela asking Jimmy to wake up, had me bawling. He cheated on her, I know, but he loved her as much as he could in the best and only way he knew how to. I mean, look at how his mother “loved” him. Then it gets me thinking about their whole effed up situation again…I can’t.
Another thing that makes me sorta sad is Richard Harrow’s reaction to Angela’s death. I always felt like Aleksa Palladino’s role on Boardwalk was starting to run its course. I had a feeling she was either going to be killed off or leave to Paris or something along those lines. But what I really hoped for was a possible romance between her and Richard. I felt like those two really connected. If not romantically, in some way they definitely felt for each other. Anyways, they never stated it but it was apparent Richard was the person who discovered Angela’s body. I don’t know if Richard ever actually loved Angela but I’m sure he loved what she represented. She represented what he felt was missing in his life, something that he might never have.
I really really love Nucky. He’s corrupt and opportunistic, sure, but I feel like deep down he really has a good heart. It’s just buried very deeply. From the way last season ended, and the way that they started their relationship, I have always felt that him and Margaret just won’t be able to make it work. I think signs of their relationships demise are finally starting to rear their heads. They were more underlying before. Oh well…I kind of am really interested in seeing her get with Owen again. Damn he is fine.
Lastly, did you see the preview for the season finale next week? How BAMF does Richard look?