Boardwalk Empire
Farewell Daddy Blues

Episode Report Card
Daniel: A- | 98 USERS: A-
Bullet to the Head

The music cuts out, and we fade up on Richard on a train, looking out the window into the night. Fade out.

Back up on Richard now walking down train tracks in bright sunlight, birds chirping. Cut to black, and then there’s Richard, approaching his house like he did in the season premiere, only it’s bathed in sunlight. Everyone’s on the porch waiting for him, including his sister and brother-in-law (and the wee baby Seamus!), as well as the Sagorskys with Tommy. Julia steps down off the porch and comes towards him… and then we see Richard’s face. His whole, unmarked face, which should have clued anyone not yet getting that Richard is still under the boardwalk, face mask in the sand, lying against a concrete piling while the surf crashes on the beach. A heartbreaking ending.

Thanks for reading, everyone! See you next year for Chalky vs. Narcisse II!

Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. No more old time-y gangsters for a year? Boooo! He’ll show himself out. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at

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