"Ourselves Alone" is the second episode of the second season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 14th episode overall. It first aired on 2 October 2011. It was written by co-executive producer Howard Korder and directed by David Petrarca. It originally aired on 2 October 2011.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Summary[edit | edit source]
Recap[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Ourselves Alone recap
A detailed recap of the episode scene by scene.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
First Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Owen Sleater, an IRA enforcer.
- Dunn Purnsley, a Baltimore criminal.
- Isaac Ginsburg, Nucky Thompson's lawyer.
- Lillian, Emily and Teddy Schroeder's nanny.
- Pauline, cook working for Nucky Thompson and Margaret Schroeder.
- Benny Siegel, a protegé of Meyer Lansky.
- John McGarrigle, leader of an IRA cell and Sinn Fein fundraiser.
- Eunice, Nucky Thompson's government-assigned secretary.
- Incrocci, an enforcer for Joe Masseria in New York City.
- Scarpelli, another enforcer of Joe Masseria.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
Co-starring[edit | edit source]
1. Barthelemy Atsin as Noah Hookway
11. Rob Kramer as Poker Player 1
21. Don Puglisi as Len
Music[edit | edit source]
- APM studio musician - "Take Your Shoes Off" plays as Jimmy visits Rothstein's office with a proposition.
- Wurlitzer 153 Duplex Band Organ - "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" plays as Margaret poses as a needy stranger.
- The Happy Six - "Down Yonder" plays as Nucky's jokes aren't working on the reporters.
- APM studio musician - "Victoria & Albert" plays as Margaret exits the Ritz.
- Sextrola Orchestrion - "Carnival of Venice" plays as the Ward bosses have a meeting beneath the boardwalk.
- Billy Murray - "I'm the Guy" plays as Meyer and Charlie makes Jimmy an offer.
- Gypsy Queen - "When the Saints Go Marching In" plays as Nucky enters his office to find [[Eddie straightening up; heads for bedroom.
- Gypsy Queen - "Blue Danube" plays as Fleming spills his guts to Nucky, who gets a call from Eli.
- Erica Morini (with (Alice Morini, piano) - "June, Barcarolle, No. 6, Op. 37" plays as the Commodore introduces Eli to the old Guard.
- Billy Murray - "O(Oh!)" plays as Incrocci and Scarpelli threaten Lansky; Jimmy wins big pot.
- APM studio musician - "My Bonnie & Me" plays as jimmy gets jumped in the park.
- Joseph C. Smith & His Orchestra - "Head Over Heels" plays as Nucky gives McGarrigle a check.
- Michael Cooney - "The Bucks of Oranmore" Plays as end credits.
Reception[edit | edit source]
The episode received generally positive reviews from critics. The A.V. Club awarded the episode a B+ saying, "It’s moments like these—Jimmy in Rothstein’s office, Jimmy at the poker game, Chalky in a cell with Purnsley—that make Boardwalk Empire a much better show than its detractors allow." IGN gave it an 8 out of 10, noting the improved pacing, "'Ourselves Alone' seems to be a direct response to those who had issues with the overall pacing of last season, complaining that the gears on Nucky's political machine turned too slow. It's only the second episode of the new season, and Nucky's already plotting retaliation against those challenging him."
Memorable Quotes[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Murray, Noel (October 2, 2011). “Ourselves Alone” | Boardwalk Empire | TV Club | TV. The A.V. Club.
- Pirrello, Phil (October 2, 2011). Boardwalk Empire: "Ourselves Alone" Review. IGN.
[edit | edit source]
- "Ourselves Alone" at HBO.com
- "Ourselves Alone" at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
- "Ourselves Alone" at TV.com
- "Ourselves Alone" at Wikipedia
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