"King of Norway" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 53rd episode overall. It was written by Steve Kornacki and helmed by regular director Ed Bianchi. It first aired on October 5th, 2014



Chalky returns to Atlantic City with vengeance on his mind. Concerned about the ongoing threat from Luciano , Nucky arranges a meeting with Maranzano in New York. In Chicago, Eli's reunion with June takes an unexpected turn after a dinner party hosted by Van Alden and Sigrid . Capone looks to relocate his operation out of Chicago; Margaret completes a deal with Carolyn Rothstein ; Nucky gets bad news from Cuba. In 1897, young Nucky looks to win over Mabel's father while asking for expanded responsibilities as deputy sheriff.


First AppearancesEdit


  1. Pat Halligan - Killed by Commodore's men. (1897)
  2. At least two unnamed Maranzano's men during the shooting on their boss.
  3. An unnamed barman during the attack on Nucky and Maranzano.




  1. Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
  2. Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Thompson
  3. Michael Shannon as Nelson Van Alden
  4. Shea Whigham as Elias "Eli" Thompson
  5. Stephen Graham as Al Capone
  6. Vincent Piazza as Salvatore Charlie "Lucky" Luciano
  7. Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White
  8. Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle
  9. Jeffrey Wright as Valentin Narcisse (credit only)
  10. Ben Rosenfield as Willie Thompson (credit only)
  11. Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody

Guest StarringEdit

  1. Anatol Yusef as Meyer Lansky
  2. Domenick Lombardozzi as Ralph Capone
  3. Boris McGiver as Sheriff Peter Lindsay, 1897
  4. Joyce Van Patten as Mae Zeller
  5. Greg Antonacci as Johnny Torrio
  6. John Ellison Conlee as Commodore Louis Kaestner, 1897
  7. Byron Jennings as Dr. Cotton
  8. Margot Bingham as Daughter Maitland
  9. Marc Pickering as Enoch Thompson, 1897
  10. Travis Tope as Tommy Darmody
  11. Giampiero Judica as Salvatore Maranzano
  12. Louis Cancelmi as Mike D'Angelo
  13. Christiane Seidel as Sigrid Mueller
  14. Michael Countryman as Frank Wilson
  15. Paul Calderon as Arquimedes
  16. Maya Kazan as Mabel Jeffries, 1897
  17. John C. Vennema as Lawrence Conors
  18. Danny McCarthy as Pat Halligan, 1897
  19. Shae D'Lyn as Carolyn Rothstein


  1. James Campbell as [[]]
  2. Joe Caniano as Jake Guzik
  3. Erica Fae as Charlotte
  4. Hunter Foster as [[]]
  5. Lee Godart as Maxime Ronis
  6. Stephen Hill as [[]]
  7. Ryan Johnson as [[]]
  8. Bethany Kay as Margery
  9. Eva Grace Kellner as [[]]
  10. Nathan Klau as [[]]
  11. Jordan Lage as [[]]
  12. Mike Massimino as [[]]
  13. Burke Moses as Mr. Jeffries
  14. Blair Sams as Mrs. Lindsay
  15. Nisi Sturgis as June Thompson
  16. Nick Sullivan as [[]]
  17. Christina Toth as [[]]
  18. Noah Unger as Chester
  19. Michael Winther as [[]]


Opening creditsEdit

  1. Meredith Tucker - Casting
  2. Bill Groom - Production Designer
  3. Kate Sanford, A.C.E. - Editor
  4. Jonathan Freeman, A.S.C. - Director of Photography
  5. Dhana Rivera Gilbert - Co-Producer
  6. Pepper O'Brien - Co-Producer
  7. Brad Carpenter - Producer
  8. Rick Yorn - Producer
  9. Allen Coulter - Producer
  10. Joseph E. Iberti - Episodic Producer
  11. Eugene Kelly - Executive Producer
  12. Howard Korder - Executive Producer
  13. Tim Van Patten - Executive Producer
  14. Stephen Levinson - Executive Producer
  15. Mark Wahlberg - Executive Producer
  16. Martin Scorsese - Executive Producer
  17. Terence Winter - Executive Producer
  18. Terence Winter - Creator
  19. Steve Kornacki - Writer
  20. Ed Bianchi - Director

Closing creditsEdit

  1. Chris Place - Stunt Coordinator
  2. Dhana Rivera Gilbert - Unit Production Manager
  3. Joseph E. Iberti - Unit Production Manager
  4. Julie A. Bloom - First Assistant Director (AD)
  5. Jessica Pollini - Second AD
  6. Lesley Robson-Foster - Visual Effects Supervisor
  7. John Flavin - Co-Producer
  8. John Dunn - Costume Designer
  9. Randall Poster - Music Supervisor
  10. Cristine Chambers - Co-Producer
  11. Riccardo DiLoreto - Staff Writer
  12. Russ Hammonds - Associate Producer
  13. Nelson Johnson - Based on his book Boardwalk Empire



Memorable QuotesEdit


External LinksEdit

Season Five
#01 "Golden Days for Boys and Girls"#05 "King of Norway"
#02 "The Good Listener"#06 "Devil You Know"
#03 "What Jesus Said"#07 "Friendless Child"
#04 "Cuanto"#08 "Eldorado"
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