The ‘Boardwalk Empire’ series finale aired on Oct. 26 after five glorious seasons. Nucky’s made a lot of enemies over the course of the season, so did the Atlantic City ruler end up biting the dust in the show’s final moments?
The Boardwalk Empire series finale was one fine piece of television. The show wrapped up things in Atlantic City and Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) took no prisoners in his final bow. The tension has been building for Nucky for seasons and everyone’s wondering if Nucky survived the finale. After all, Boardwalk Empire is known for its shocking twists and cliffhangers.
‘Boardwalk Empire’: Nucky Thompson Dies In Series Finale
SPOILER ALERT: Do NOT read on if you do not want to know what happened in the series finale!
For those of you who were hoping that Nucky would live to see another day after the Boardwalk Empire finale are sadly out of luck.
Yes, Nucky Thompson is dead.
Nucky was gunned down by none other than Tommy Darmody, who had been going under alias of Joe Harper.
The Atlantic City king was taking a stroll down the boardwalk when he was approached by a young man. The young man started going on and on about his grandmother.
“Who are you?” Nucky asked.
“Tommy Darmody,” he replied.
“Tommy, you don’t have…” Nucky started before he was shot.
Tommy shot Nucky twice before he paused. Nucky reached his hand up for one last time before Tommy finished him off.
The irony of the situation is tragically beautiful for this TV series. Nucky had killed Tommy’s dad and made his grandmother Gillian before a whore. It all came full circle for Nucky.
HollywoodLifers, are you satisfied with Boardwalk Empire’s ending? Were you devastated by Nucky’s death? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson