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"Erlkonig" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 41st episode overall. It aired on October 6, 2013. The episode was written by Executive Producer Howard Korder and directed by Executive Producer Tim Van Patten. It first aired on October 6, 2013.



Nucky (Steve Buscemi) heads to Philadelphia to deal with the fallout from Willie's (Ben Rosenfield) liquor fiasco. Eddie Kessler (Anthony Laciura) is detained by Agent Knox (Brian Geraghty), who uses physical and psychological tactics to elicit information about Nucky’s organization. A desperate Gillian (Gretchen Mol) turns to an unexpected source to score a fix, and is rebuffed in her attempt to reunite with Tommy (Brady Noon). In Cicero, Van Alden (Michael Shannon) is recruited by the Capones to pay an election-day visit to factory workers who are opposed to the Capones’ candidate of choice. 




First Appearances[]


  1. Frank Capone - Shot by plain clothes policemen.
  2. Eddie Kessler - Suicide.




  1. Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
  2. Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Thompson (credit only)
  3. Michael Shannon as Nelson Van Alden / George Mueller
  4. Shea Whigham as Eli Thompson (credit only)
  5. Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein (credit only)
  6. Stephen Graham as Al Capone
  7. Vincent Piazza as Salvatore Charlie "Lucky" Luciano (credit only)
  8. Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White (credit only)
  9. Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler
  10. Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle (credit only)
  11. Jack Huston as Richard Harrow (credit only)
  12. Ron Livingston as Roy Phillips
  13. Jeffrey Wright as Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
  14. and Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody

Guest Starring[]

  1. Brian Geraghty as Warren Knox
  2. Domenick Lombardozzi as Ralph Capone
  3. Erik LaRay Harvey as Dunn Purnsley
  4. Ben Rosenfield as William Thompson
  5. Wrenn Schmidt as Julia Sagorsky
  6. Morgan Spector as Frank Capone


  1. Marc Basil
  2. Ian Blackman as D.A. Lawrence Eisley
  3. David Campbell as Tom
  4. Owen Campbell as Clayton
  5. Martino Caputo
  6. Tom Coiner as A.D.A. Eugene Mulhearne
  7. James Collura Jr.
  8. George Colucci
  9. Gregory Dann
  10. George Demas
  11. Bryan T. Donovan
  12. Richard Eggstein
  13. Kayla Ferguson as Doris
  14. Christopher Jon Gombos
  15. Katie Hartke
  16. Scott Lehman
  17. Vincent Lorusso
  18. Robert Emmet Lunney as Judge Varick
  19. Brady and Connor Noon as Tommy Darmody
  20. Charlie Romanelli
  21. Vincent Rossi
  22. Christiane Seidel as Sigrid Mueller
  23. Trampas Thompson
  24. Jacob A. Ware as Agent Selby


Opening credits[]

  1. Meredith Tucker - Casting
  2. Bill Groom - Production Designer
  3. Kate Sanford, A.C.E. - Editor
  4. Eric Lorenz - Editor
  5. David Franco - Director of Photography
  6. Rick Yorn - Producer
  7. Joseph E. Iberti - Episodic Producer
  8. Dennis Lehane - Consulting Producer
  9. Eric Overmyer - Co-Executive Producer
  10. Eugene Kelly - Co-Executive Producer
  11. Howard Korder - Executive Producer
  12. Tim Van Patten - Executive Producer
  13. Stephen Levinson - Executive Producer
  14. Mark Wahlberg - Executive Producer
  15. Martin Scorcese - Executive Producer
  16. Terence Winter - Executive Producer
  17. Terence Winter - Creator
  18. Howard Korder - Writer
  19. Tim Van Patten - Director

Closing credits[]

  1. Stephen Pope - Stunt Coordinator
  2. Brad Carpenter - Co-Producer
  3. Dhana Rivera Gilbert - Unit Production Manager
  4. Joseph E. Iberti - Unit Production Manager
  5. Julie A. Bloom - First Assistant Director (AD)
  6. Jessica Pollini - Second AD
  7. Pepper O'Brien - Co-Producer
  8. John Dunn - Costume Designer
  9. Lisa Padovani - Co-Costume Designer
  10. Randall Poster - Music Supervisor
  11. Lesley Robson-Foster - Visual Effects Supervisor
  12. David Matthews - Executive Story Editor
  13. Cristine Chambers - Staff Writer
  14. Jennifer Ames - Staff Writer
  15. & Steve Turner - Staff Writer
  16. John Flavin - Associate Producer
  17. Russ Hammonds - Associate Producer
  18. Pat Birch - Choreographer
  19. Deanna Dys - Assistant Choreographer
  20. Nelson Johnson - Based on his book Boardwalk Empire



Memorable Quotes[]


External links[]

Season Four
#01 "New York Sour"#07 "William Wilson"
#02 "Resignation"#08 "The Old Ship of Zion"
#03 "Acres of Diamonds"#09 "Marriage and Hunting"
#04 "All In"#10 "White Horse Pike"
#05 "Erlkonig"#11 "Havre De Grace"
#06 "The North Star"#12 "Farewell Daddy Blues"