This past Sunday's episode of "Boardwalk Empire" ("The Emerald City") may have been the most badass episode of an already badass show. Granted, the conflicted emotions of Margaret Schroder (Kelly MacDonald) were displayed with a heavy hand, but I don't have time to waste bitching about meaningless trivialities like "plot" and "direction." What "Boardwalk Empire" served up on Sunday was a heaping pile of first-rate OWNAGE with a generous side of gratuitous and graphic sex.
What follows is a series of still images and animated GIFs from "The Emerald City." Be advised that several of these are absolutely NOT safe for work due to violence and explicit sexual situations. WOO-HOO!
The episode started with a young child screaming at the grotesque disfigurement of Richard Harrow (Jack Huston). Sweet.
Chalky White realizes he's speaking to the man who lynched his associate: "How did you know I drive a Packard?"
(Duh, there are only, like, two kinds of cars in the 1920s. It was a lucky guess.)
This is only part of the awesomely savage beating delivered to the bohemian photographer.
"I’m going to make him the richest corpse in New York."
D’Alessio: Oh f*ckin’ tough guy. You gonna shoot me for mouthin’ off?
Jimmy: I wasn’t going to, but you kinda talked me into it.
"Dangerously unstable federal agent."
Point of no return, worker drones. After this, the GIFs get NSFW.
Ladies, a bit of advice: be careful whom you choose to sleep with. A repressed religious sociopath with scars from repentant self-flagellation may not be the wisest choice for your next sex partner.
...and the sex ends with the man crying in the fetal position. What, is that out of the ordinary? Oh.