“You don’t know me James, you never did. I am not seeking forgiveness.”
Those were the last words James Darmody ever heard, spoken by Nucky Thompson right before he killed his former protege for his treasonous actions in Season 2 of Boardwalk Empire.
Season 3 fast approaches and BE fans all want to know to see where the story goes from here. Jimmy’s death is nothing short of a game-changer for the show, which will need to adopt a more Nucky-central format. While the narrative largely has featured Nucky, Jimmy was just as important as he futilely tried to make a name for himself in Atlantic City.
This Season 3 teaser below features an almost dream-like reenactment of Nucky’s confrontation with Jimmy. In it, Nucky shoots once, drops the gun, his wedding band and the rose in his pocket. However, he quickly picks up the gun, breaks the fourth wall defiantly with a gaze and then proceeds to trod off, leaving the ring and the flower behind. Has he also left the soft, unsure Nucky, behind him? We’ll find out soon enough.
Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire premieres on Sunday, September 16th at 9PM.