'Boardwalk Empire' Episodes Ranked

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1. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Margate Sands (2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

After promising Rothstein Mellon's distillery, Masseria is persuaded to withdraw his support for Gyp, and Margaret finds an abortionist in Brooklyn.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,844

Season 3 Episode 12

2. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Two Imposters (2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

After Owen's dead body is delivered in a crate and Margaret leaves him, Nucky spends the next day with a seriously wounded Eddie and Gyp's thugs trying to kill him.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,928

Season 3 Episode 11

3. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: To the Lost (2011)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

Jimmy tries to make things right with Nucky, the KKK murderers get justice, and Nucky marries Margaret to avoid her testimony at his trial.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,971

Season 2 Episode 12

4. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Friendless Child (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

In 1897 Nucky's family tries to help the young Gillian and in 1931 his forces try to resist an ambitious Luciano.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,475

Season 5 Episode 7

5. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Devil You Know (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Chalky comes to an agreement with Narcisse to free Daughter Maitland. Nucky engages in alcoholic depravity. Van Alden and Eli try to steal Capone's ledgers.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

Votes: 1,504

Season 5 Episode 6

6. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Farewell Daddy Blues (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

Eli braces for the worst as Agent Knox launches his plan to bring Nucky down. Capone and Torrio reach an agreement in Cicero. Chalky looks to settle scores. Richard steps forward to save Tommy, at Gillian's expense.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,944

Season 4 Episode 12

7. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Under God's Power She Flourishes (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Jimmy's experiences at Princeton are seen in flashback, Margaret tries to deal with her guilt, and Doyle tries unsuccessfully to wheel and deal.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,529

Season 2 Episode 11

8. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Gimcrack and Bunkum (2011)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, History

With the Commodore's stroke, the conspirators against Nucky realize their error and begin to make bad decisions.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,388

Season 2 Episode 5

9. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Golden Days for Boys and Girls (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

1931: Nucky is in Cuba attempting to set up networks for shipping into the US when the Volstead Act is lifted. Charlie makes a move on Joe Masseria. Chalky is in chains, and fights for his freedom. There are glimpses of Nucky's past.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,408

Season 5 Episode 1

10. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Boardwalk Empire (2010)

TV-MA | 72 min | Crime, Drama, History

In 1920 Atlantic City, politician Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson makes arrangements to operate a liquor smuggling business during the early days of Prohibition. His driver, Jimmy Darmody, wishes to prove his usefulness.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 3,320

Season 1 Episode 1

SERIES PREMIERE

11. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Home (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

After Enoch's senile father breaks a leg in his isolated house, the brothers agree that he no longer can live alone and the house should be given to a loyal employee.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,551

Season 1 Episode 7

12. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Blue Bell Boy (2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

After tracking down a liquor thief, Nucky and Owen end up spending a long night hiding out from the Feds with the precocious perp. Mickey makes a routing call that will have far-reaching consequences. Capone's feud with O'Banion heats up.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,271

Season 3 Episode 4

13. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: White Horse Pike (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky discovers that Lansky is betraying him by piggybacking heroin in his liquor trucks, Nacisse and Chalky are at total war, and Knox coerces Eli.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,258

Season 4 Episode 10

14. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: A Man, a Plan... (2012)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky plans to whack Joe Masseria and Gyp Rosetti, Richard stands up to Julia's abusive father, and Owen and Margaret plan to run off together.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,392

Season 3 Episode 10

15. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Battle of the Century (2011)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky goes to Belfast and offers to trade the IRA machine guns for whiskey, Waxy Gordon plans revenge against Manny Horvitz, and Jimmy enjoys his new status as AC boss.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,220

Season 2 Episode 9

16. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Ourselves Alone (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

After Nucky is released, he finds that most of his organization have deserted him for the Commodore, Margaret keeps her head, and the IRA asks Nucky for a donation.

Director: David Petrarca | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,362

Season 2 Episode 2

17. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Erlkönig (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History

Agent Knox ruthlessly detains and badgers Eddie, Nucky pulls whatever strings he needs to to get his nephew off the hook, and Gillian becomes more heavily addicted.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,343

Season 4 Episode 5

18. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Georgia Peaches (2011)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History

Jimmy's supporters fail to break up Chalky's strikers and negotiations fail as Margaret thinks she can buy Emily's recovery and Manny Horvitz exacts revenge.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,307

Season 2 Episode 10

19. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Belle Femme (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

Jimmy arrives from Chicago under his new agreement with Nucky to retaliate against a rival gang element but gets a chilly reception from Angela.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,440

Season 1 Episode 9

20. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Eldorado (2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky visits Gillian, Luciano and Lansky deal with Narcisse and young Nucky faces a turning point. In Chicago, Capone prepares to face trial and in New York Margaret becomes a stock operator a la Joe Kennedy. Scores are made and settled.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 2,209

Season 5 Episode 8

SERIES FINALE

21. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: A Return to Normalcy (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky's organizational skills are put to the test as the election approaches, his judgment's questioned as he handles the Commodore's poisoning, and he reveals his part to Margaret.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,503

Season 1 Episode 12

22. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: The Old Ship of Zion (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

Sally Wheet arrives from Florida with a crates of oranges and liquor, Knox continues to pursue criminal charges on the Thompsons, and Nucky helps reconcile Eli and Willie.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,186

Season 4 Episode 8

23. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: The Pony (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History

Gillian plots revenge for Jimmy's murder, Billie gets a screen test, and Nicky approaches cabinet secretary Andrew Mellon with an offer he can't refuse.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,247

Season 3 Episode 8

24. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: The Emerald City (2010)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History

Harrow guards Margaret and the kids, Jimmy mistakenly thinks Mr. Dittrich is Angela's lover, and Chalky pretends to align himself with Lansky.

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,424

Season 1 Episode 10

25. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: 21 (2011)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

Confidantes of Nucky plot against him, Gillian vies with Angela for control of the house, race relations hit a boiling point, and Van Alden celebrates his 13th anniversary.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,496

Season 2 Episode 1

26. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Marriage and Hunting (2013)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky refuses to involve himself in Chalky's growing conflict with Narcisse, Rothstein's need for cash pushes him to collect on Doyle's insurance, and Van Alden agrees to kill O'Banion.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,147

Season 4 Episode 9

27. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: The Milkmaid's Lot (2012)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky is still feeling the effects of the bomb concussion as Rothstein and other allies withdraw their support while Margaret and Owen come to an understanding.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,180

Season 3 Episode 9

28. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Two Boats and a Lifeguard (2011)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

When the Feds serve Eli with a subpoena, the trauma causes his father to have a heart attack, and Nucky announces to his rivals that he's retiring.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,282

Season 2 Episode 8

29. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Nights in Ballygran (2010)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky makes preparations for the annual Celtic Day dinner on St. Patrick's Day, and Jimmy tries to get Pearl through the trauma of her disfigurement with drugs,

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,618

Season 1 Episode 5

30. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: The Good Listener (2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky's 1931 deal as a future importer of rum when Prohibition expires seems in jeopardy when the Senator loses interest, and in 1884 a young Nucky has to deal with his sister's death.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,180

Season 5 Episode 2

31. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Resolution (2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

Season 3 premiere. Nucky makes a New Year's resolution; Margaret eyes a hospital expansion; Gillian builds a new business; Van Alden calls a gangster's bluff.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,486

Season 3 Episode 1

32. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: A Dangerous Maid (2011)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

The Commoore's faction cuts off Nucky's liquor supply as the treasurer's friends seem to be deserting him but he finds a willing ally in Owen Slater of Sinn Fein.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,319

Season 2 Episode 3

33. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Havre de Grace (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, History

Chalky and Daughter are on the run after a failed attempt on Nacisse and are being protected by his old mentor, and Willie officially joins the family business.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,138

Season 4 Episode 11

34. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Cuanto (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Luciano encounters Capone in Chicago; Nucky and Margaret find common ground in Atlantic City. Meanwhile, Sally conducts business in Cuba as rumors swirl of a public uprising. In 1884, a young Nucky continues to impress the commodore.

Director: Jake Paltrow | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,197

Season 5 Episode 4

35. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: New York Sour (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky makes peace with Masseria and Rothstein, a dalliance causes Dunn Purnsley to murder a talent agent, and Gillian tries to wrest custody of Tommy.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,396

Season 4 Episode 1

36. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Paris Green (2010)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

Van Alland remains suspicious of Sebso, the dying Commodore seeks a rapprochements with illegitimate son Jimmy, and Margaret leaves after a domestic argument with Nucky.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,384

Season 1 Episode 11

37. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: King of Norway (2014)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

When fugitive Chalky comes to Nucky hunting for Narcisse, Nucky advises him against revenge and hides him. Van Alden and Eli are arrested, and an 1897 Nucky moves up with the Commodore.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,151

Season 5 Episode 5

38. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: All In (2013)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky decides not to partner with Rothstein on his Tampa operation, Narcisse recruits Dunn from Chalky, and Van Alden switches allegiance From O'Banion to Capone.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,176

Season 4 Episode 4

39. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Broadway Limited (2010)

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama, History

When a witness turns up who can link Jimmy Darmody to the woods massacre, the Feds get involved, Nucky banishes him, and Rothstein recruits Luciano to kill him.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,763

Season 1 Episode 3

40. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: The Ivory Tower (2010)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, History

The Feds begin to look into Nucky's affairs, his brother Eli looks to buy off Mrs. Schroeder, and Nucky essentially fires Jimmy Darmody as his chauffeur.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,891

Season 1 Episode 2

41. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Resignation (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Van Alden runs errands for O'Bannion and later for Capone. Dr. Valentin Narcisse, an educated, sophisticated thug wants retribution for the murder of Pastor.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,211

Season 4 Episode 2

42. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Family Limitation (2010)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky investigates a boardwalk theft; Jimmy scores points with Johnny Torrio in Chicago; Margaret stands up to Lucy.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,546

Season 1 Episode 6

43. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Anastasia (2010)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, History

Jimmy forges new relationships in Chicago; Nucky fetes a U.S. Senator; Chalky fingers a lynching suspect; Margaret and Lucy clash.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,674

Season 1 Episode 4

44. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: What Jesus Said (2014)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky loses his senatorial interest in his alcohol distribution and seeks out new support. Margaret finds herself in trouble for a deal she made with Arnold Rothstein years before he died. Chalky is still on the run.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,126

Season 5 Episode 3

45. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Bone for Tuna (2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, History

Gyp and his crew choke off the northbound road to New York and forces Nucky to come to an accommodation as he also tries to muscle into AC's prostitution.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,232

Season 3 Episode 3

46. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: The Age of Reason (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Lucy's water breaks and labor starts; guilt overpowers Van Alden while at the hospital. Nucky's racketeering case gets sent to federal court where someone uses a New Jersey senator to pull ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,258

Season 2 Episode 6

47. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Hold Me in Paradise (2010)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky travels to Chicago and acts as kingmaker during the Presidential convention, but at home brother Eli is shot as a rival mob senses weakness in Thompson's operation.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,430

Season 1 Episode 8

48. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Peg of Old (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, History

Margaret drives to Brooklyn to see her estranged siblings but receives a cool response, Van Alden has a new boss, and the conspiracy opts to eliminate Nucky.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,278

Season 2 Episode 7

49. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Sunday Best (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, History