Boardwalk Empire December Episode Guide

Michael Pitt in Boardwalk Empire
Michael Pitt in 'Boardwalk Empire' - © HBO
Season two of Boardwalk Empire is soooo good, why does it have to end? Unfortunately, HBO’s wrapping up the critically acclaimed drama for the year with the season finale on December 11, 2011, and then it will be bye bye Nucky and all his assorted friends and enemies until September 2012.
Episode #23: “Under God’s Power She Flourishes”
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 4 (11:00 p.m.), 5 (10:00 p.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (10:00 p.m.) and 10 (12:30 a.m. ET/11:15 p.m. PT)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 8 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.) and 11 (4:30 p.m.)
With Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) pondering the consequences of sin, Nucky (Steve Buscemi) prepares her for a worst-case scenario as Esther Randolph (Julianne Nicholson) plays out her trump cards. Jimmy (Michael Pitt) revisits his college days with Angela (Aleksa Palladino) and Gillian (Gretchen Mol); Mickey Doyle (Paul Sparks) chafes at sharing his liquor profits; Eli (Shea Whigham) refuses to cop a plea. Nelson’s (Michael Shannon) past comes back to haunt him, tipping the scale in Nucky’s favor.
Written by Howard Korder; directed by Allen Coulter.
Episode #24: “To the Lost” (season finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 11 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (9:00 p.m.) and 17 (9:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 15 (11:50 p.m.), 16 (9:00 p.m.) and 18 (5:30 p.m.)
With Nucky’s trial looming, Jimmy looks to make amends. After weighing an offer from Esther Randolph, Margaret makes a decision that will change the course of her future – and Nucky’s.
Written by Terence Winter; directed by Tim Van Patten.
Source: HBO – November 17, 2011