the BEST scenes this week were Van Alden and Eli, followed closely by Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky.
beautiful drama playing out right now, outstanding tension-building, while the major players set up their pieces for the final chess match.
I f*cking love this sociopathic Cuban bodyguard that Nucky picked up.
and I'm glad that the flashback scenes are going to be a permanent fixture of the last season, they are incorporated very well into the pacing of the show and they provide invaluable insight into Nucky's enigmatic personality, the likes of which we've never seen before. I like how each flashback installment is chronological and doesn't waste time with filler. we're getting powerful, deep, emotional baggage thrown at us in the mix of all the modern chaos.
it's very telling to see where Enuch and his brother came from, how their father treated Enuch versus Eli, and how differently Eli and their mother behave from Enuch and their father. I wasn't expecting any of these flashbacks and they're almost the highlight of the season thus far.
also, I'm officially tired of Gillian's storyline. she's stuck in some weird female rehab/prison detention center but I don't care.
I don't care anymore. I'm not sure what her character has left to offer or why she's getting screen time.