The show Boardwalk Empire Seasons 1-2 DVD written by series creator Terence Winter and helmed by frequent 'Sopranos' and 'Empire' director Tim Van Patten, the tone of the episode, entitled "21," is one of paranoia.
At one of Atlantic City's fine casinos, Fleming has come to collect the weekly kickback from proprietor Lolly, played by Broadway's Danny Buerstein, who I just saw deliver an amazing performance in Follies, so I'm already predisposed to him. We also see that Owen Slater is wiping down glasses in the background.
Boardwalk Empire Seasons 1-2 DVD Boxset has earned this kind of moment. "Anastasia" is the episode that takes all the pieces of the show that were laid out in the previous three hours and makes everything deeper and richer. It gives us not only Chalky's speech, but Nucky's dance with Margaret (shot so beautifully that I had to check to be sure Martin Scorsese didn't come back to direct it; actual credit goes to Jeremy Podeswa), and an expansion of the series' scope with Jimmy setting up shop in Chicago, and more thematic unity than any of the previous episodes have offered. The set-up is mostly done, and now it's time for the story to really unfold.
Already suspecting Jimmy of ordering a hit on him, Manny became further agitated by the new boss of Atlantic City’s lame idea of a debt repayment. So he set out to kill Jimmy, but, in a tragic twist, bumped off his wife Angela’s new girlfriend Louise instead — while Angela herself looked on. As a horrified Angela begged him to let her live, Manny aimed the barrel of his gun at her, sneered, “Your husband did this to you,” and then pulled the trigger.
Lucy stands ups and asks, "Well...What did she say?" We can only assume she's inquiring about Nelson's wife, Rose Van Alden. Last week she popped in on her hubby in the back alley apartment only to find that that her husband had a child out of wedlock -- with a showgirl!