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"to the lost" must be a reference to the writers
Without Jimmy I simply have no interest!
Nucky is a good character, but Jimmy made the show.
I found it hard to get into the beginning of the 2nd season, it did get good, but with no Jimmy I won't be bothering with the third.
this is not a historically accurate show to begin with, so real versus fictional is all the same, might as well just kill off SPY from SPY versus SPY and just call it SPY, Sopranos was crap after season 2 anywas it sucked just like the ending and the wire could not relate to the getto at all so good by B.E. and hello American Horror Story and such !!!!!
Yeah, it's depressing. While I'm not inclined to lose my mind and threaten to never watch the show again I think it was unfortunate to kill off one of the more interesting characters I've seen on television in some time. The rest of the show is intriguing but it was Darmody's character that made it worthwhile to spend the extra for weekly cable access. I might check back in a few years and see how the show developed but I'm not interested enough in who's left to pay to watch it weekly. Thanks for the great story so far!
I never write reviews, but I have to say the finale was awful. Just as soon as it starts getting good again they kill Jimmy. Big mistake.... I don't think I'll be watching season 3.
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Lol, still endless comments about never watching the show again! Did u people stop watching The Sopranos when they killed Pussy in season 2? Or The Wire when they killed String in season 3? If so then u missed of the best shows ever & are getting ready 2 miss how great this one becomes!! You'll all be back for season 3 premier tho & u know it!!
Why wasn't Eli killed off instead?! Jimmy was the only Eye Candy on the show. Nucky has been wearing that same brown suit for 2 years now. How Good-Looking is Michael Pitt??!! What a beautiful face and what a gorgeous body. And... a very good actor. Now we are just left with a cast that no ones cares about or wants to look at. Besides...William Forsythe should have played Nucky. He was great in "Devil's Rejects". Now....I can catch up on Dexter and WILL NOT be watching "Boardwalk Empire" AGAIN. "Boardwalk Empire" was hard enough to watch....with all those dark tones. Now there isn't one "handsome" face on the show. Jimmy was the only reason I watched every week. We all wanted to see what kind of "man" Jimmy would have turned out to be. This show could have been another "Godfather" with all the drama set around Atlantic City. I know how Atlantic City turns out...I go there all the time. The writers or whoever wanted this season it to end this way really screwed up this time. You
I have never read more ignorant comments. The show is flawless. There is no mistake they made in killing jimmy. Jimmy was a fictictous character used to give us a glimpse into chicago and new york and other aspects of what was going on at this time. I read every comment and realize that no one who posted here really understands the show at all. We fastforward to 1923 now which will give use the rise of cappone and lucciano. I see people's rediculous predictions and get the impression that most people have the brains of five year olds.
I'm so pissed off at this show. I will try other ones and hope they don't screw up like this one. What a let down.
Without Jimmy, I wont be wasting my time on this show..He was the best character in the series hands down, and the most intriguing.To kill him off in the 2 season NOT COOL.
I liked Jimmy as well, but I'm more upset about what this does to the Nucky character. IMO, killing Jimmy took Nucky from a thinking man who was a definite cut above to a stupid thug.
Nucky had a conscience and a code of ethics that at times he wrestled with, but always followed. I liked Nucky, and actually admired him. No more. If I want to see mindless two dimensional sociopaths I'll watched Tony, Barney Rubble, Soprano or ABC's resident bi-polar sorry excuse Sonny Corinthos. Nucky was something special played by one of my favorite actors. Too bad the writers went for a shock and awe quick decline of the character. The dark side of characters has been done to death. One that raises above it while being engulfed in it is rare. I am longer interested in the character.
They can't go back and rewrite the show. We saw the end of Jimmy and the writers have done interviews stating that Jimmy is done 100%. The fact that Darmondy isn't part of history is also a factor here. If Darmondy existed this show would not have a season 3 with this move. They will lose many viewers over this and its a shame. James Darmondy was the center of the web and true heart of the series. He brought Dicaprio-type qualities to the screen that people really love. He exubharated youth, passion and rashness that no-one else did. His story connected Richards, His wife's, part of Nuckys, Tommys and certainly Angelas. We did not get any satisfaction watching him die and Manny live happily. We all wanted to see Manny go after what he did to Angela. Its beyond tragic that the writers took it in a completely different direction on this last episode. I thought everything before the season finale was going great and was just amazing. It was all so interesting. Now its like after a bomb g
Thank you, idiot writers, for killing off Jimmy. Now there's a show I don't have to record anymore. Another hour to do something more constructive than hang on the words & actions of Jimmy & Company! Because it WAS Jimmy and cast, not Nucky and cast - no disrespect to the great acting of Steve Buscemi. Goodbye, BDE; Goodbye Jimmy. I admit I kept hoping someone would kill off his vile mother, or maybe she'd just fall down the steps drunk & take herself out. Too bad, it was such a good show - emphasis on the "was."
You know I'm usually not one of those people that says im going to stop watching a show because something I don't like happens, or Ill say that but I don't really mean it. But in this case I do. If there wasn't going to be a third season I could understand this move. But it wasn't a total shock because it seemed like things were going to smoothly. How could Nucky not at least try to find out who ordered the hit on him? There were more people in the room than just Jimmy. And there was so much room for Jimmy to grow and Nucky too. Now, other than Richard and Owen, I don't even like any of the characters.
I think it's one thing when killing off a main character moves the plot along and gets fans talking, even if it makes them angry or upset. But this didn't advance the story. It ended it.
One of my favorite shows ever, and now I am done with it. Everywhere I go I see people not happy about the decision to kill Jimmy. He took it like a man I loved that scene, Nucky is a dog and Eli is worse than a dog I hope they both rot in hell. THIS SHOW WILL DIE WITHOUT JIMMY!!!!!
Well I had a revelation about the season finale of Boardwalk Empire. I don't think Jimmy is really dead !!! I think that Jimmy and Nucky reconciled earlier and that when Richard and Jimmy killed the witness against Nucky, he agreed to stage his death in front of Horowitz so that Jimmy and his son could go into hiding and wouldn't have a hit on him anymore. I think Nucky loved Jimmy to much to kill him. Anyway, if I'm wrong disregard this comment. lol and also they could turn this into a dream sequence that Jimmy has. Alot of possibilites. Don't give up on Jimmy!!!
i cant belive they killed off jimmy, this show will suck if they don't give Richard the green light to retaliate. they should have killed of margret schroder that bitch is getting on my nerves.
I echoed the past comments about killing off Jimmy.
Nucky has spared others who tried to kill hI'm before,
Eli, Commodore, Rothstein, why not Jimmy, the kid he supposedly looked after and raised like a son? For season
3 I would jump ahead 15 years and introduce Jimnys son into the series. Revenge is sweet, and Nucky can now take
Commodores place as the elder statesman. The final
words of Jimmys mother to his son " your going to be a big man in this town just like your father" let's see that
Boardwalk Empire is one of the best shows I have ever watched, a set of dysfunctional family relationships mixed alongside twisted personalities set against the backdrop of 1920s prohibition, incorporating all ethnic personalities with real life villians of that time, genius. Like many people I believe killing Jimmy is a huge mistake and cliche, the bad man with a sick past seeks redemption and willingly walks to his death whilst the unlikeable dishonest Eli not only lives but is embraced by Nucky. This shows Nucky, a clever man as very stupid, a contradiction of his character and simply does not give the audience what they want. Jimmy was the best, coolest, hippest character in Boardwalk. Unlike many of the other characters he had a conscience, he been in the trenches, he had seen death and the mindlessness of it all. Without going on, if I was the producers and did not want to risk losing the audience( eg Each series ending of Breaking Bad kept you coming back for more and the last s
I am just some dude who watches the show for the entertainment value and am not a tv critic. Let me tell you, it was a big mistake to kill off Jimmy. I understand all of the experts that say they had to follow the story line to its logical conclusion, it was artistically brilliant...blah blah blah. That is all a bunch of garbage. The people who pay the bills for Boardwalk Empire are the viewing audience. And I guarantee you that the vast majority of the viewing audience did not want Jimmy killed off. So if an artist (in this case the writer) does not give the audience what it wants because he "hides" behind artistic integrity,he runs the huge risk that the ratings will drop off, and I think this is what will happen in season 3. Great show with nobody watching? That is called cancelled. I have seen all of the episodes of the Sopranos and have never finished wathing one without feeling that I can't wait for the next. After this episode? I don't even want to watch anymore. And
They should have never killed off Jimmy,what a great character with so much more to do on the show...HUGE MISTAKE
I think when Nucky saw all of Eli's kids, his nephews and neices playing at the house, there was no way he could kill their father. Alhough, if Nucky does decide to kill his baby brother, he'd probably take in all of the kids and finally have the family he's always wanted.
Yeah, killing off Jimmy in BE would be like killing off Jesse in Breaking Bad--Nucky & Jimmy played off each other as Walter & Jesse in Breaking Bad...Besides, Steve Buscemi the older he gets looks too much like Don Knotts--I don't think he will be able to carry this show without Michael Pitt...
Soooo dissapointed in the last episode!! Why would you kill off Jimmy? Obviously Eli will be the next badass but come on he was practically the main chracter. I'm just in shock, the storylines are great but without Michael Pitt I just don't know anymore. I'm going to give the 3rd season a chance but not likely that I will continue to follow. I mean come on after everything that shithead Eli has done I just dont understand. I guess we'll see how you play this hbo..good luck
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