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'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky's criminal saga ends after 5 seasons
'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky's criminal saga ends after 5 seasons

The sins of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson's gangster past catch up with him in “Eldorado,” the series finale of HBO’s Prohibition-era drama “Boardwalk Empire.” Nucky, played by Steve Buscemi, is murdered, appropriately, where he amassed his ill-gotten wealth: the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The assassin is teenage drifter Tommy Darmody (Travis Tope), who worked in Nucky’s crime syndicate under the alias of Joe Harper. Tommy’s late father, Jimmy (Michael Pitt), was once Nucky’s protege. That mentorship ended when Jimmy betrayed Nucky in a failed power grab. With reconciliation out of the question, Nucky shot Jimmy in cold blood. Now...

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