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In this bonus episode, Matt and Tiny sit down and pay tribute to the end of one of HBO’s most underappreciated dramas, Boardwalk Empire. They go through what worked and what didn’t work in the series’ final, shortened season. They break down the final season by the different storylines in the season and then end the show on their thoughts on that final scene of the series and then what legacy Boardwalk is leaving behind.
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- Mike’s Intro – 0:00
- Episode Start – 1:30
- How We Felt About the Show Ending – 3:28
- On the Shortened Final Season – 13:12
- Season 5’s Time Jump – 18:20
- Matt predicted the ending – 26:42
- Season 5 – Al Capone in Chicago – 36:52
- Matt on wanting a “Mob building Vegas” Spinoff – 45:05
- Season 5 – Luciano, Lansky and Siegel – 49:45
- Season 5 – Chalky White – 52:16
- Season 5 – Gillian Darmody – 55:11
- Season 5 – Margaret Thompson – 58:28
- Season 5 – Nucky Thompson – 1:01:30
- Character Deaths – To the Lost – 1:11:53
- Discussing The Last Scene of the Series – 1:22:41
- The Legacy of Boardwalk Empire – 1:25:25
- As Good As It Gets – Check out Mike’s new band with friend of the show Dustin! Get their first EP for free here!
- OV33 – Bonus Ep – Boardwalk Empire Season 4 – Tiny and I recorded a sleep-deprived bonus episode after season 4’s finale. Give it a listen!
- Matt’s Boardwalk Empire Reviews – Where you can read my reviews of seasons 1-4 I wrote while binge rewatching it on blu-ray. You’ll also find my reviews of every episode of season 5.
- Terence Winter on The Nerdist Writers Panel – Where he mentioned mid-season 4 was when they decided to end the show.
- Terence Winter on the Godfather – The interview with NY Times where he said: “…whenever I can nod to “The Godfather” I do, and “The Godfather” comes up at least once a day in the writers’ room.”
- Lucky Luciano Wikipedia – Learn about the real Luciano and the stuff Boardwalk missed in the time jump.
- Arnold Rothstein Death – Wikipedia info on the real Arnold Rothstein’s death.
- Nucky Johnson and the Atlantic City Conference – Here’s some background on the Atlantic City Conference that we referenced in this episode.
- St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – Wikipedia entry for the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
- Al Capone Imprisonment, Later Years and Death – The section of Al Capone’s Wikipedia page that would have made a beautiful and sad montage in the show.
- Bugsy Siegel’s Death on Wikipedia – Check out the Wikipedia entry for Bugsy Siegel’s death.
- Doctor Cotton Wikipedia page – Check out the Wikipedia page for the real Dr. Henry Cotton.
- HBO Standalone Streaming Service – Article about HBO’s new standalone streaming service.
- OV53 – Bonus Ep – House of Cards Seasons 1 & 2 – Check out our bonus episode dedicated to House of Cards as referenced in this episode.
- OV46 – Bonus Ep – How I Met Your Mother Series Finale – Check out our bonus episode dedicated to the series finale of HIMYM as referenced in this episode.
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