I LOVE when Nucky says “sure, you can sweep the sand” because he’s vocalizing and admitting the cyclical nature of this life of violence, power, and greed, and he’s trying to break the cycle from continuing through him any further.

#Bes5   #friendless child   
SO ACCORDING TO LAST TESTAMENT, MARANZANO DIED IN HIS REAL ESTATE OFFICE AT 230 PARK AVENUE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE EAGLE BUILDING. 
CHECK. OUT. THE. DOORS.

SO ACCORDING TO LAST TESTAMENT, MARANZANO DIED IN HIS REAL ESTATE OFFICE AT 230 PARK AVENUE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE EAGLE BUILDING.

CHECK. OUT. THE. DOORS.

#Bes5   #friendless child   #salvatore maranzano   #THIS SHOW IS AMAZING FOREVER AND EVER AMEN   #LOOK AT THEIR ATTENTION TO DETAIL   #LOOK AT THE HIGH QUALITY OF PRODUCTION PUT INTO THIS SHOW   #WOW IT'S SO AMAZING SOMEBODY HOLD ME   #I'm also really glad kara and I have been keeping a running list of addresses we find in gangster books   #because I saw that and I was immediately like 'wait... eagle... sounds familiar...'   #gangster history   #Boardwalk Empire   #historical maranzano   

I can’t even express to you how important it is that Charlie doesn’t lower the gun until he has Meyer’s agreement

#Bes5   #friendless child   #honestly if Charlie chose not to kill Nucky on his own it could have undermined the quality of the whole scene   #because Meyer and Benny have VERY personal reasons to want him dead   #and if Charlie let him live   #he'd be choosing Nucky over MEYER AND BENNY   #NOOOOOPE   #so I am SO SO SO SO SO SO GLAD   #that Meyer gave the say-so to let him live   #it's very very important   
autisticbobsaginowski:

Hahahaha holy fucking shit he really is Meyer’s height on his knees.
I must use this gift for only the noblest of bank-robbing.

autisticbobsaginowski:

Hahahaha holy fucking shit he really is Meyer’s height on his knees.

I must use this gift for only the noblest of bank-robbing.

#...oh shit   #Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Meyer Lansky   #Nucky Thompson   
  • [Archie stands at the Pearly Gates. Richard emerges]
  • Richard: Hrrm. Welcome to Murderer Heaven. I'm your. Sponsor. You'll have to. Be accompanied. By me. Until you can pledge. Let me know if. Tch. You have any questions.
  • Archie: Why is your voice still fucked up if this is heaven?
  • Richard: It's. Hrrmm. Murderer Heaven. Can't, tch, go overboard.
#heeee   #Boardwalk Empire   #Boardwalk crack   #Bes5   #friendless child   #archie   #Richard Harrow   

SO A THOUGHT.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had “My Girl’s Pussy” stuck in my head literally all day long

and I just imagined Nucky. Tired, worn out, after a very long and stressful day. He comes home and in his moment of quiet… all he hears going round his head

IT’S MY GIRL’S PUSSSYYYYYYY

and Nucky just slumps down in his chair. They can take Atlantic City, whatever. But THIS. This is real, humiliating defeat. 

#Bes5   #friendless child   #I love how thoroughly they underestimated Benny   #CATCHING him was harder than they thought   #and DEALING WITH HIM was harder than they thought   #gdi benny you're perfect   

Well. I’m doing it. I’m already watching Friendless Child again.

#bes5   #friendless child   #it was only a matter of time...   #and apparently that 'time' is barely over 24 hours   #whooooops   

autisticbobsaginowski:

"Who’s this?"

IT’S ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO SOUND LIKE STEVE BUSCEMI, CHAWLEE.

#Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Charlie Luciano   
#you make a good argument   #Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Charlie Luciano   #Nucky Thompson   

Interview with Vincent Piazza

babushka-benny:

"When you respond to threats and crises so frequently, something dies in you. Nothing is really life and death anymore. It also speaks to Lucky’s confidence in how well embedded his guys are, not just in the gangland, but in politics. Their tentacles are far-reaching and they’re confident in their intelligence — not just their own, but of everyone involved. They know how to play a serious game of chess."

#Vince has such good things to say always   #he always gives such insightful answers and sings everybody's praises   #you INTELLECTUAL SWEETHEART UGH   #Vincent Piazza   #Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Boardwalk meta   #Charlie Luciano   
My fellow citizens, we are at war.

UGH I LOVE HOW when they’re startled, they’re in black and white as though they’re about to become another headline. And it only goes to color once they see they’re safe.

#Boardwalk Empire   #I'M SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER HOW GOOD THIS SHOW IS   #Bes5   #friendless child   #also one of the bessssst intros to an episode ever!   #Charlie Luciano   #Meyer Lansky   #otp: soulmates in crime   

deanobanion:

the haircut gillian has at the sanitarium is very similar to the one she had as a child and as someone else pointed out she’s wearing a pink dress next episode

#this. show. is. great.   #Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Boardwalk parallels   #Gillian Darmody   

They lock you in a room. They don’t give you food, or water. They tell you you’re born in sin, that your whole life is a sin. And you can never wash it away. I   d i d n ’ t   d o   a n y t h i n g !

#this episode was the most amazing thing ever created ever   #I want to gently cuddle this entire episode in my arms   #I hope the descendants of every single person even tangentially involved in this episode’s production are blessed for all eternity   #Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Gillian Darmody   

Boardwalk Empire 5.07: Friendless Child - Lucky Luciano Appreciation

#I love the symbolism of Charlie being underdressed in the last scene   #and FINALLY HAVING LIGHT IN HIS EYES AGAIN   #looook he can finally relaaxxxxxx   #Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Charlie Luciano   #otp: soulmates in crime   #fship: what are we politicians   
3x03 | 5x07
#slurs cw   #LOOK AT CHARLIE MAKING SURE THAT BENNY IS WELL-FED   #GUESS WHO HAS 'GROWING UP IN POVERTY' FEELS   #GUESS WHO HAS FEELS THAT CHARLIE SEES FEEDING BENNY AS A FORM OF SHOWING AFFECTION   #also that 'jerk-off' is apparently a term of endearment between them   #THEIR FRIENDSHIP WAS NOT SOMETHING I EXPECTED THIS SEASON   #AND IT WAS A SURPRISE GIFT FROM THE HEAVENS   #Boardwalk Empire   #Bes5   #friendless child   #Charlie Luciano   #Benny Siegel   #fship: what are we politicians   #Boardwalk parallels   #bone for tuna