"Resignation" is the second episode of the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 38th episode overall. The episode was written by Executive Producer Howard Korder and Consulting Producer Dennis Lehane and helmed by returning director Alik Sakharov. It first aired on September 15, 2013. The episode drew 2.21 million US viewers.
Doctor Valentin Narcisse comes to Atlantic City to investigate the death of his employee. Narcisse dismays Chalky White when he uses the murder to leverage a partnership in the Onyx Club. Eddie Kessler threatens to resign to force Nucky Thompson to recognise his enduring loyalty before Nucky heads to Florida. Nelson Van Alden is caught between Dean O'Banion and Al Capone. Richard Harrow finds that coming home has caused him to lose his stomach for violence.
Now working as a “delivery man” for Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver), Van Alden is ordered to keep tabs on Al Capone, joining the ascendant mobster to help keep Cicero voters “informed” at a political rally. Dr. Valentin Narcisse arrives in Atlantic City, clashing with Chalky and Nucky over the loss of an employee. In Washington, Agent Knox aligns himself with J. Edgar Hoover (Eric Ladin), acting director of the Bureau of Investigation. Harrow fails to finish a job in Milwaukee, while Eddie demands a promotion after 11 years of service. With a business opportunity on the horizon, Nucky departs for Florida.
- Valentin Narcisse, Businessman and prominent figure in the underworld of Harlem.
- J. Edgar Hoover, head of Bureau of Investigation.
- Broadway Broadcasters - "It Had To Be You" plays as Van Alden makes his rounds.
- Vernon Dalhart - "The Prisoner's Song" plays as Nucky is irritated by Eddie's declining performance.
- Peter Yarin - "Pete's Blues" plays as the White and Crawford family meet to discuss the upcoming marriage of their children.
- Studio Musician - "Cannibal Stomp" plays as Harrow decides to spare Liebling.
- Fletcher Henderson - "Araby" plays as Harrow surprises Liebling in his office.
- Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "Naughty Man" plays as Chalky walks through his club and meets Baxter.
- Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "The Gouge of Amour Avenue" plays as Chalky meets with Narcisse and Alma.
- Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "Tell Me Dreamy Eyes" plays as Chalky meets with Narcisse and Alma.
- Liza Minelli accompanied by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks - "You Gotta See Mama Every Night (or you can't see mama at all)" plays over the end credits.
- Bibel, Sara "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'Breaking Bad' Wins Night, 'Real Housewives', 'Dexter, 'Devious Maids', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'The Newsroom' & More", TV by the Numbers, September 17, 2013
|#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"|