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'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky wants out of gangster biz

'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky wants out of gangster biz

Nucky turn legit? Sounds like a smart move for bootlegger Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) as HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” returns for its fifth and final season with Episode 49, “Golden Days for Boys and Girls.”

It’s 1931 as Prohibition winds down after 11 years of forced temperance. And with America mired in the Great Depression, the public is thirsting for something far stronger than ice tea.

Determined to capitalize on this historic business opportunity, Nucky negotiates with the Bacardi family in Cuba so he can distribute their rum products in the U.S. when Prohibition officially ends.

Accompanying Nucky in Havana are his occasional lover Sally Wheet (Patricia...

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