2x08 Two Boats and a Lifeguard
First Aired: Nov. 13, 2011 on HBO
Summary: In the wake of a personal loss, Nucky solicits advice on his political situation from Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), while Eli (Shea Whigham) remains suspicious of his brother’s actions. Nucky finds himself in the unfamiliar position of showing gratitude toward a federal agent;…
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (anachronisms): Nelson van Alden's nanny Sigrid is singing the Swedish song "Trollmors vaggvisa" to Abigail, but that song first appeared in Margit Holmberg's songbook "Nu ska vi sjunga", published in 1943.
- Goof (anachronisms): The song that the nanny is singing, is a Swedish lullaby first published in 1943.
- The Nanny that Nelson hires speaks an accent closely resembling Swedish, and the song she sings to the baby is a common Swedish lullaby about a troll and her children.
- When Nucky, Torrio and Rothstein are meeting at the army base, soldiers can be heard drilling in the background. Immediately after Rothstein says "I bet it all" someone can be heard chanting the 'Hell March' from the video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996) (VG).
- Final appearance of actor Tom Aldredge (Nucky's father Ethan Thompson).