Boardwalk Empire Finale: Ready, Set, React!

boardwalk-empire-season-4-finale recapIf you have yet to watch Sunday’s Season 4 finale of Boardwalk Empire, hit the nearest exit. Everyone else, read on…

How very bait-and-switchy of you, Boardwalk Empire.

Much of the HBO drama’s fourth season — Sunday’s finale included — seemed to be building to one inevitable conclusion: the death of Eli at the hands of brother Nucky.

But in a twist that ranks among this show’s most heartbreaking, it was beloved sharpshooter Richard Harrow who perished — a victim, ironically, of gun violence.

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A full post mortem with series creator Terence Winter — in which he reveals why Richard had to go and teases who will and won’t be returning for Season 5 — can be found here.