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|Mon, 10-03-2011 - 8:48am|
"I keep people satisfied," said Nucky Thompson at the end of last night's Boardwalk Empire. "That's all I do." One of the big complaints that people had about the show's first season was that Thompson was an extremely passive protagonist. But to Thompson, that passivity is a virtue: He's just trying to protect the status quo, to make sure that everyone is reasonably happy, while also making extra sure that he and his friends make enough scratch to maintain the steady supply of flavorful champagne and nude dancers.