"William Wilson" is the seventh episode of the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 43rd episode overall. It was written by David Matthews and Terence Winter and helmed by regular director Jeremy Podeswa. It first aired on October 20, 2013.



Eli confronts Nucky after Willie makes an unpopular decision. Margaret has a surprise encounter at her job on Wall Street. Joe Masseria orders Lucky Luciano to return to Tampa and deal with Vincenzo Petrucelli. Gillian goes cold turkey with Roy Phillips’ (Ron Livingston) help. Still seething over his brother’s death, Al Capone (Stephen Graham) tries to get Johnny Torrio (Greg Antonacci) to turn on rival gangster Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver). As the relationship between Chalky and Daughter Maitland deepens, Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) exerts his control over Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) and the Northside.



Appearances Edit

First Appearances Edit

  1. Mr. Bennett, Margaret Thompson new boss.

Deaths Edit

  1. Police Officer - Shot by Al Capone.
  2. Lemuel Cuffy - Stabbed to death by Dunn Purnsley.




  1. Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson
  2. Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Thompson
  3. Michael Shannon as Nelson Van Alden / George Mueller (credit only)
  4. Shea Whigham as Eli Thompson
  5. Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein
  6. Stephen Graham as Al Capone
  7. Vincent Piazza as Salvatore Charlie "Lucky" Luciano
  8. Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White
  9. Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler (credit only)
  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
  14. and Gretchen Mol as Gillian Darmody

Guest StarringEdit

  1. James Cromwell as Andrew Mellon
  2. Stephen Root as Gaston Means
  3. Julianne Nicholson as Esther Randolph
  4. Brian Geraghty as Warren Knox
  5. Ben Rosenfield as Willie Thompson
  6. Domenick Lombardozzi as Ralph Capone
  7. Erik LaRay Harvey as Dunn Purnsley
  8. Chris Caldovino as Tonino Sandrelli
  9. Greg Antonacci as Johnny Torrio
  10. Ivo Nandi as Joe Masseria
  11. Arron Shiver as Dean O'Banion
  12. Eric Ladin as J. Edgar Hoover
  13. Patch Darragh as Mr. Bennett
  14. Glenn Fleshler as George Remus


  1. Dionne Audain as Mrs. Tremaine
  2. Rhonda Ayers
  3. Steve Beauchamp as Sid
  4. Margot Bingham as Daughter Maitland
  5. Surya Botofasina as Mr. Coates
  6. Joe Caniano as Jake Guzik
  7. Bo Dietl as a North Side resident
  8. Sean Dugan
  9. Campbell Dunsmore as Miss Finch
  10. Kayla Ferguson as Doris
  11. Renee Flemings as Mrs. Bridge
  12. Emma Holzer as Anne Thompson
  13. Richmond Hoxie as Harlan Stone
  14. Will Janowitz as Hymie Weiss
  15. Jared Johnston as a Federal Agent
  16. Gaetano LoGiudice
  17. Marcus Naylor
  18. Paul Pilcz
  19. Joseph Riccobene as Frankie Yale
  20. Sarah Shankman
  21. Franklin Ojeda Smith as Deacon Lemuel Cuffy
  22. Nisi Sturgis as June Thompson
  23. Robert L. Verlaque
  24. Casey Webb
  25. Brandon Zumsteg as Brian Thompson
  26. Chloe Arnold as an Onyx Club Dancer
  27. Maud Arnold as an Onyx Club Dancer
  28. Brittany Engel-Adams as an Onyx Club Dancer
  29. Karida Griffith as an Onyx Club Dancer
  30. Jennifer Jones as an Onyx Club Dancer
  31. Marla McReynolds as an Onyx Club Dancer
  32. Erin Moore as an Onyx Club Dancer
  33. Jae Ponder as an Onyx Club Dancer
  34. Celestine Rae as an Onyx Club Dancer
  35. Jennifer Rias as an Onyx Club Dancer


Opening creditsEdit

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

Closing creditsEdit

  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 QuotesEdit


External linksEdit

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"
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