Season 1 Episode 1

Boardwalk Empire


Series premiere. January, 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's duplicitous Treasurer, Nucky Thompson, plots to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor. Later, he flirts with Margaret Schroeder, a pretty, pregnant wife with an abusive husband, and assures WWI vet Jimmy Darmody that his new job will lead to bigger things.
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Season 1 Episode 2

The Ivory Tower


Investigating the heist now linked to Hans Schroeder, straight-and-narrow Agent Nelson van Alden pays a visit to Nucky; a concerned Nucky sends his brother, Sheriff Elias Thompson, to the hospital to sow the seeds of doubt in the widow Schroeder's mind, then lets Mickey Ward know he's being replaced by Chalky White in the bootleg-production business.
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Season 1 Episode 3

Broadway Limited


An unlikely witness threatens to expose the perpetrators of the woods massacre. As Nucky re-evaluates his relationship with Lucy, Margaret starts a new job. Chalky's team pays a heavy price for taking over Mickey Doyle's bootleg operation, causing Chalky to reevaluate his relationship with Nucky. After questioning Angela's loyalty, Jimmy heads west.
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Season 1 Episode 4

Anastasia


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. Margaret impresses at Nucky's birthday party, while Lucy tries to protect her territory.
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Season 1 Episode 5

Nights in Ballygran


Nucky's attempts to usher in a joyous St. Patrick's Day are undermined by Eli, Margaret & Van Alden. In New York, Arnold Rothstein worries about his involvement in the fixed World Series, while in Chicago, Jimmy copes with the aftermath of a vicious attack orchestrated by Torrio rival Charlie Sheridan.
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Season 1 Episode 6

Family Limitation


After the brazen robbery of one of his Ward Bosses, Nucky turns up the heat on Lucky Luciano. An emboldened Margaret stands up to Lucy. In Chicago, Al Capone's frustration over family issues spills over into his relationship with Jimmy, who scores points with Johnny Torrio for a bold power play involving Charlie Sheridan and the neighborhood of Greektown.
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Season 1 Episode 7


Nucky purges some bad childhood memories; Jimmy forges a new alliance with a fellow veteran. Chalky considers a liquor proposition which would eliminate middle man Nucky. Van Alden gets a valuable lead on the woods massacre. Angela finds companionship in Jimmy?s absence; Luciano and a friend cut a deal with the D?Alessio brothers.
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Season 1 Episode 8

Hold Me in Paradise


While visiting Chicago during the Republican National Convention, Nucky gets some alarming news from Atlantic City.
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Season 1 Episode 9

Belle Femme


Nucky braces for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps out Madame Jeunet.
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Season 1 Episode 10

The Emerald City


Nucky asks Margaret to toe the party line; Angela witnesses Jimmy?s violent side; Capone faces a crossroads; Van Alden grapples with his emotions.
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Season 1 Episode 11

Paris Green


Nucky shakes up the status quo; Jimmy deals with some tricky family issues; Van Alden addresses Agent Sebso?s 'temptations.'
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Season 1 Episode 12

A Return to Normalcy


In the Season One finale, Nucky and Atlantic City brace for change on Election Day; Torrio brokers a deal between two nemeses, with far-reaching consequences; Jimmy ponders his future, as do Margaret, Agent Van Alden and Eli.
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