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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #41

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I must admit that I personally was glad they got rid of Jimmy in season 2. I just simply got tired of his freudian psychological issues that was spelled out in every episode.

Granted they got a got a great story arc out of it, the Commodore figure and his role was truly a touch of genius, but enough was enough and the series eventually left me wanting to see more of the development of Nucky, Al Capone and Chalkys experiences rather than more and more of this gothic kids self-absorbed issues.

The phrase "to put someone out of his misery" was never more fitting.

Lets just say that the script writers didnt intend to kill Jimmy and suggest that Michael Pitts recreational habits made his long term employment difficult.

Not a popular guy allegedly!

I actually liked the scene with O'Bannion and Capone in the flower shop just because of the contrast with the confident gangster and the guy caught completely unprepared and defenceless.

Anybody want to bet that he either starts keeping a pump action under the counter or hires everybodies favourite Calvinist as a doorstop?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #42

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I just heard of this series a few days ago.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #43

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I just heard of this series a few days ago.
Well don't read this thread as it's full of spoilers!
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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:14 AM   #44

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He was portrayed with realistic fear as anyone normally would be. He was unprepared, unarmed, and Capone brought someone along with him.
I managed to find the clip, and I agree. He was understandably shaken up a bit in the beginning, but ultimately it looked pretty good for Deanie. He played well off the entrance of Shannon's character and displayed quick wit.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:58 AM   #45

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I also found a clip of the meeting where they discussed O'banion encroaching on their territory. I'm still debating on whether or not I like this portrayal of "Deanie". After reading Rose Keefe's Guns and Roses; The untold story of Dean O'banion, Chicago's Big Shot before Al Capone, I was able to get a more thorough glimpse of the man. While he could be a practical joker or a bit of a smart ass with his friend or rivals, i'm not so sure he would have insulted capone's kid like he did at the meeting. I mean, maybe, just because he knew it would really piss of capone, but ehhhhhh

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Old September 21st, 2012, 06:33 AM   #46

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I managed to find the clip, and I agree. He was understandably shaken up a bit in the beginning, but ultimately it looked pretty good for Deanie. He played well off the entrance of Shannon's character and displayed quick wit.
And a bit of a shoutout to the Godfather, Michael and the wandering shopkeeper in front of Don Corleones hospital.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 05:41 AM   #47

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I'm surprised they killed Owen off screen like that. Also anyone else starting to feel sorry for Van Alden? He keeps going from one mistake to the next.
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I'm surprised they killed Owen off screen like that. Also anyone else starting to feel sorry for Van Alden? He keeps going from one mistake to the next.
I wasn't surprised at ALL! Why let Nucky be the only one to suffer the consequences? It was a brilliant piece of irony that he said all he had to do was tell Katie some little thing and she'd never see him again, which he already did, but of course could not see his own death!

Van Alden is the most interesting character on that show IMO because he represents those wandering souls who never seem to catch a break. He is the keyhole so to speak into the world of the Capone-O'Banion war, because who else is linked to both factions, as well as Atlantic City?

Can I just say that killing Gillian off would be the saving grace of the entire series???? Her parts are just agonizing to watch and not entertaining at all. Richard's gonna kill her off, or Rosetti, or both.
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Gillian is interesting i think, in a crazy i can't wait for her to die sort of way. Nice avatar by the way.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #50

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love the topic but heard it wasnt accurate. waiting to get to it after walking dead but is it worth it?
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