Originally Posted by Art Vader
This season was amazing.. the closer was a slight drop off from the 2 previous episodes, but this is probably my favorite show of all time, and was a welcome addition to the painful Chiefs Sundays endured this year.
Sopranos was great but I prefer the historic vibe of BE... they do a fantastic job with the look/production of this show. Most of the same people worked on both shows, and they are definitely the best in the business and have a uniquely balls-out writing style.
I think Van Alden will surely become absorbed into the Chicago gangland... the little grin he showed when he had those people terrified behind the glass was awesome and I can see him becoming more comfortable with his aggressive side and making a fine henchman.
Harrow is a warrior.. I think it was easy to know what he was going to do but it was refreshing to finally see it go down (was hoping he'd kill Gillian also). He's my favorite character simply from a mystique/ standpoint... no telling what is in his future. He's a killing machine though and I'm sure Nucky will find out about his rampage and tap him for something.
I always thought Nucky's assistant Eddie would end up saving his life by killing an assassin while hiding in the curtains or something, but he totally didn't.. I guess there's still time for that.
Doyle has 9 lives for sure, hoping he gets taken out season 4 ep 1, but will probably make it the whole way as a dumb-luck character.
Ol' Barney Google could've gone out in a flashier way lol... but I'll take it. Awesome one-shot character.
Esther Randolph will do much more running naked through the pages of the US criminal code..
Lucciano should start to become the big cheese at some point after he takes out Masseria, along with a bigger role for Bugsy Siegel.
Can't wait to go back and watch them all in order! I bet it kills at all the awards shows.
I don't think the finale was a drop off, just a good progression through the end of the season.
The Sopranos is still #1, but B.E. is a close 2nd.
Something big will happen with Van Alden. Mentally, he seems to be on the razor's edge. I think he could snap and horrible violence could ensue.
Harrow could remain a free agent. But, I think he'll hook up with Nucky. Either way, his body count of 63, which went up to 71 (by my count), will continue to rise next season. He is one of my favorite characters too. I hope things work out between him and that woman, but it probably won't.
Eddie did save Nucky's life, didn't he? Didn't he shout "Nucky!" and when Nucky turned around Eddie had shot a guy coming through the door? Am I remembering that correctly?
I can't stand Mickey Doyle. But, he does add comic relief. He will probably last thru the final episode of the final season.
Bugsy Siegel? You think they will introduce a new character next season? Wasn't Bugsy Siegel involved in the founding of Las Vegas? Was he an east coast gangster?