‘Boardwalk Empire’ season 4, episode 7 preview: What’s the meaning of ‘William Wilson’?

Check it out -Is “William Wilson” going to become the “Ozymandias” of “Boardwalk Empire”? We do appreciate a good literary reference as much as the next guy, and the HBO series loves to use these time and time again as titles. The reason that we create the “Breaking Bad” analogy here is because the Percy Shelley poem and the composition of Edgar Allan Poe referenced in the title for the HBO hit share a common theme: A fall from grace. As for who that could be talking about here, we’ll give you one good guess.

So how much trouble is Nucky going to be in this episode? Let’s just put it this way: He is close to being nailed as a lynchpin, and everything that he has worked so hard for over the years will be over. Take a look first of all at the synopsis below:

“Eli confronts Nucky after Willie makes an unpopular decision. Margaret has a surprise encounter at her job on Wall Street. Joe Masseria orders Lucky Luciano to return to Tampa and deal with Vincenzo Petrucelli. Gillian goes cold turkey with Roy Phillips’ (Ron Livingston) help. Still seething over his brother’s death, Al Capone (Stephen Graham) tries to get Johnny Torrio (Greg Antonacci) to turn on rival gangster Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver). As the relationship between Chalky and Daughter Maitland deepens, Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) exerts his control over Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) and the Northside.”

The promo below also has some other interesting story threads to examine, including a potential war that breaks out on the streets of Chicago. That is something that will for sure lead to some violent confrontations, as nothing on this show tends to happen without ramifications of a major variety. So long as it remains awesome, though, we really cannot complain.

Overall, what did you think about this “Boardwalk Empire” episode tonight, and is there anything that you wanted to see on the show next week? Be sure to share below! Meanwhile, take a look here to read some more news (and see some more videos) related to this episode.

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