Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. HBO presents Season One of this epic new drama series that follows the birth and rise of organized crime in 'the world's playground' at the dawn of Prohibition. Steve Buscemi stars.
Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. HBO presents Season One of this epic new drama series that follows the birth and rise of organized crime in 'the world's playground' at the dawn of Prohibition. Steve Buscemi stars.

Season 1 (12 episodes)

  • 1. Boardwalk Empire

    Original air date: 09/19/2010 Runtime: 72:20 min.

    Original air date: 09/19/2010 Runtime: 72:20 min. Series Premiere. January, 1920. On the eve of Prohibition, Atlantic City's duplicitous Treasurer, Nucky Thompson privately tells his Ward Bosses about the opportunity to make huge profits selling bootleg liquor.

  • 2. The Ivory Tower

    Original air date: 09/26/2010 Runtime: 52:31 min.

    Original air date: 09/26/2010 Runtime: 52:31 min. Investigating the heist now linked to Hans Schroeder, straight-and-narrow Agent Nelson van Alden pays a visit to Nucky; a concerned Nucky sends his brother, Sheriff Elias Thompson, to the hospital to sow the seeds of doubt in the widow Schroeder's mind.

  • 3. Broadway Limited

    Original air date: 10/03/2010 Runtime: 51:31 min.

    Original air date: 10/03/2010 Runtime: 51:31 min. An unlikely witness threatens to expose the perpetrators of the woods massacre. Margaret starts a new job. Chalky's team pays a heavy price for his success. After questioning Angela's loyalty, Jimmy heads west.

  • 4. Anastasia

    Original air date: 10/10/2010 Runtime: 53:38 min.

    Original air date: 10/10/2010 Runtime: 53:38 min. In Chicago, Jimmy bonds with a prostitute and clashes with Al Capone. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky looks to leverage his relationships with ambitious U.S. Senator Walter Edge as well as Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague.

  • 5. Nights in Ballygran

    Original air date: 10/17/2010 Runtime: 53:16 min.

    Original air date: 10/17/2010 Runtime: 53:16 min. Nucky's attempts to usher in a joyous St. Patrick's Day are undermined by Eli, Margaret & Van Alden. Arnold Rothstein worries about his involvement in the fixed World Series. Jimmy copes with the aftermath of a vicious attack.

  • 6. Family Limitation

    Original air date: 10/24/2010 Runtime: 59:15 min.

    Original air date: 10/24/2010 Runtime: 59:15 min. After the brazen robbery of one of his Ward Bosses, Nucky turns up the heat on Lucky Luciano. An emboldened Margaret stands up to Lucy at the dress shop; Jimmy scores points with Johnny Torrio.

  • 7. Home

    Original air date: 10/31/2010 Runtime: 52:52 min.

    Original air date: 10/31/2010 Runtime: 52:52 min. Nucky purges some bad childhood memories; Jimmy forges a new alliance with a fellow veteran; Luciano and a friend cut a deal with the D'Alessio brothers.

  • 8. Hold Me in Paradise

    Original air date: 11/07/2010 Runtime: 49:30 min.

    Original air date: 11/07/2010 Runtime: 49:30 min. While visiting Chicago during the Republican National Convention, Nucky gets some alarming news from Atlantic City.

  • 9. Belle Femme

    Original air date: 11/14/2010 Runtime: 52:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/2010 Runtime: 52:33 min. Nucky braces for war with a rival faction; Jimmy stands by his alibi; Margaret helps out Madame Jeunet.

  • 10. The Emerald City

    Original air date: 11/21/2010 Runtime: 58:56 min.

    Original air date: 11/21/2010 Runtime: 58:56 min. Nucky asks Margaret to toe the party line; Angela witnesses Jimmy's violent side; Capone faces a crossroads; Van Alden grapples with his emotions.

  • 11. Paris Green

    Original air date: 11/28/2010 Runtime: 56:21 min.

    Original air date: 11/28/2010 Runtime: 56:21 min. Nucky shakes up the status quo; Jimmy deals with some tricky family issues; Van Alden addresses Agent Sebso's 'temptations.'

  • 12. A Return to Normalcy

    Original air date: 12/05/2010 Runtime: 60:15 min.

    Original air date: 12/05/2010 Runtime: 60:15 min. In the Season One finale, Nucky and Atlantic City brace for change on Election Day; Torrio brokers a deal between two nemeses, with far-reaching consequences; Jimmy ponders his future, as do Margaret, Agent Van Alden and Eli.