Sep. 19, 2010
60 min.
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Boardwalk Empire - 01x04 Anastasia

1x04 Anastasia

4.17/5 (6 votes)
First Aired: Oct. 10, 2010 on HBO

Summary: In Chicago, Jimmy bonds with one of Johnny Torrio's prostitutes, Pearl, and finds himself increasingly at odds with the hot-headed Al Capone. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky looks to leverage his relationships with ambitious U.S. Senator Walter Edge, as well as Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague.…
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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson played by Steve Buscemi
James 'Jimmy' Darmody played by Michael Pitt (II)
Margaret Schroeder played by Kelly Macdonald
Nelson Van Alden played by Michael Shannon (V)
Elias 'Eli' Thompson played by Shea Whigham
Chalky White played by Michael Kenneth Williams
Commodore Louis Kaestner played by Dabney Coleman
Ignatius D'Alessio played by Edoardo Ballerini

Episode Quotes

Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: Appropriations money. Almost $30 million for Jersey alone you can bet your keester I'm going to get a piece of that pie.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: [Eddie looks confused] It's an expression, "a piece of the pie". Don't you have pie in Germany?
Eddie Kessler: We have strudel.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: One hand washes the other, and both hands wash the face.
Deputy Halloran: Take a lot of suds to wash Chalky's face.
Al Capone: [after shooting a round next to Jimmy's ear as he sleeps for a joke] Look at the soldier!. Boy, you'd have pissed your pants if you were wearin' any!


  • Goof (anachronisms): Joan Crawford is pictured on a cover of "Photoplay" magazine in 1920. Crawford did not make her first film until 195 and made her first appearance in the publication in 1927.


  • Ironically, the KKK meeting scenes were shot in Harlem.
  • The Anastasia of the title refers to Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, daughter of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandra, who were assassinated by the Bolsheviks in 1918 along with their entire family. Between 1920 and 1922 several women falsely claimed to be the princess. The most famous of these was Anna Anderson, who was the subject of the award-winning movie "Anastasia," which won a 1956 Oscar for its star, Ingrid Bergman,
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