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Under God's Power She Flourishes 

Jimmy's experiences at Princeton are seen in flashback, Margaret tries to deal with her guilt, and Doyle tries unsuccessfully to wheel and deal.

Director:

Allen Coulter

Writers:

Terence Winter (created by), Howard Korder | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Buscemi ... Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Michael Pitt ... James 'Jimmy' Darmody
Kelly Macdonald ... Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon ... Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham ... Elias 'Eli' Thompson
Aleksa Palladino ... Angela Darmody
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Arnold Rothstein (credit only)
Stephen Graham ... Al Capone
Vincent Piazza ... Lucky Luciano
Paz de la Huerta ... Lucy Danziger (credit only)
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Chalky White (credit only)
Anthony Laciura ... Eddie Kessler
Paul Sparks ... Mickey Doyle
Jack Huston ... Richard Harrow
Gretchen Mol ... Gillian Darmody

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Storyline

A series of flashbacks dramatizes Jimmy's meeting Angela at Princeton and explains his dropping out to fight the Kaiser. Mickey hopes to inveigle Van Alden into a raid, Margaret's new-found sense of sin and God's retribution gets a rise out of Nucky, and Jimmy's mother finds new ways to be destructive. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In the flashback to Jimmy's college lecture, he reads from John Webster's The White Devil. He reads a quote by Flamineo, an ambitious young man who helps his adulterous sister murder her husband. There are many parallels between The White Devil and the series: Flamineo is attending university to better himself. Everyone is corrupt and trying to grab power. The kingpin has his lover's husband killed and is put on trial. Flamineo's mother hates the woman he is seeing. See more »

Goofs

The the steam locomotive depicted running past Jimmy's window has diesel horn and engine sound effects. See more »

Quotes

Gillian Darmody: [as she is drunkenly being put in bed] I hate for you to see me like this.
James 'Jimmy' Darmody: Tomorrow you won't remember any of it.
Gillian Darmody: I always remember everything... no matter what.
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Soundtracks

Buffalo Rag
(uncredited)
Written by Tom Turpin
Performed by Ehud Asherie
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Bad directing
24 February 2020 | by obdyahiaSee all my reviews

The episode is great, but the directing and the cinematography just fu**ed it up.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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