HOLY CRAP - when Richard Harrow was laying out his guns I was going insane chanting, "He's back! Richard's BAAAAACK!!"
I LOVE when Richard gets in the killing mood. I don't know why. I think it's because he's normally so quiet and reserved and all he wants is a "normal" life but killing is what he does best. So tragic, yet so romantic.
After a roller coaster ride with Gyp Rosetti, I somehow, fell in love with his volatile ways. A man who took things way too personally and went to extremes to fix it was also a bit of a softy in some ways and that, to me, was kinda sexy. I'm sorry. Gyp was a crazy fucker but I liked him in the end. Especially when he broke the glass on that soldier's uniform display and took the hat. I called that so hard and flipped out when he actually did it.
Gyp was a kind of gentle maniac in the sense that he could be so ice cold and have a total poker face the whole time. He wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty, either. And his smoky voice was enough to take the chill off. Read this great write-up about Gyp. My thoughts exactly!
Gillian can GTFO. Tommy needed to be taken out of her care since the beginning and that mess with that poor Jimmy look-a-like was painfully obvious from the moment she first said she had to wait for Jimmy to come home
I liked how they dragged out not knowing Jimmy's whereabouts. Gillian's confrontation to Nucky about how she knew he killed her son was pretty intense and I wished there had been more between them because, after all, it was Nucky who brought The Commodore to see Gillian in the first place and there's all that awkwardly terrible history there...
Billie was adorable. Too bad Gyp blew her up in an attempt at Nucky and Arnold Rothstein. I wanted to see the eventual blowup (no pun intended lol) Margaret would've had at her. And Billie is so preciously quick-witted that I'm sure whatever comeback she would've had would've been hilarious (and extremely bitchy).
Speaking of Mr. Rothstein, how much of an asshole is he?! Holy shit! The way he turned out Lucky and Meyer?! They're just two mixed up kids trying to get a leg up on a good deal! You can't get mad at them for trying. And as ice cold as that was, that was a major power play from Mr. Rothstein. You can't deny that.
Am I the only one who liked Margaret with Owen? They were so cute together! Too bad Mr. Slater went out for an errand and was sent back home in a box. Ouch.
On a much, much lighter note, can we please give a shout out to Richard Harrow for gettin' some much needed lady-attention from his lovely friend Julia.
With all that major shit going down on the boardwalk, I'm glad Richard took Tommy to Julia's - even if her father is a terrible drunk. They will, hopefully, come back to this storyline in season 4 because I'd hate for Tommy to end up all mixed up like the people he's used to. He can rise above if he stays with Julia sans her father. Who knows, maybe her father will straighten out and treat Tommy like his own?
Can I say a few things about Nelson Van Alden / George Mueller?
He bored me to tears with his straight-laced, Bible-reading, Prohibition-enforcing ways. Even when he ran away and "started over" with the nanny, I was all, "Yawn" but this scene CHANGED EVERYTHING
YES! Finally!! I was waiting for Van Alden's "gangster" moment because you knew as soon as they started setting up his character from his first second on-screen in season 1, that he'd turn to the "dark side" of the world he was trying to break up. I was waiting patiently all through the rest of season 1 and all of season 2 but that scene above was THE defining moment for me for Van Alden.
After all that has happened on the boardwalk this past season, I cannot wait for season 4! I want more Al Capone! I'm sure Gyp was a vehicle to start bringing Al more to the front and center - the way it should totally be. I can't wait to see him evolve into the man we know him as today. Exciting!
And maybe, just maybe, I'll stay on top of it this time.