Fade away: Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) and Gillian Darmody (Gretchen Moll) on Boardwalk Empire's series finale.

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Series Finale Recap: Nucky Thompson, the Nathaniel P. of Gangsters

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end,” a wise man once wisely crooned in the theme song to my senior prom. How true those Semisonic words were! And how appropriate for the finale of Boardwalk Empire–a show about an existentially unmoored and amoral gangster which was created by former Sopranos writer Terence Winter–to remind us that though we will die and be forgotten, Television is Immortal.

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