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Devil You Know 

Chalky comes to an agreement with Narcisse to free Daughter Maitland. Nucky engages in alcoholic depravity. Van Alden and Eli try to steal Capone's ledgers.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Margaret Thompson (credit only)
Al Capone
Lucky Luciano (credit only)
Chalky White
Mickey Doyle
Valentin Narcisse
Willie Thompson (credit only)
Gillian Darmody (credit only)
Ralph Capone
Deputy Sheriff Enoch Thompson
Daughter Maitland
Commodore Louis Kaestner
Joe Harper


Chalky runs into Narcisse in Harlem with a plan to set Daughter free. Meanwhile, Nucky mingles with a different crowd when he tries to drown his sorrows in alcohol; and in Chicago, the Feds tap Eli and Nelson to help them neutralize the Capone empire. Also: A young Nucky complains to Mabel about his endorsement of Jim Neary, and teams up with Eli to catch a thief in 1897.

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Crime | Drama | History


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Release Date:

12 October 2014 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


This is the first time an episode has started precisely where the previous episode left off. Typically the cliffhangers were stalled by anticipatory parallel stories before getting back to the dramatic place the previous episode ended upon. See more »


When Nucky is trying to catch the little boy he runs over to him and yells "Hey!" when he is far enough for the boy to start running. One of the most classic Hollywood cliches of all times which just doesn't want to die. See more »


References Scarface (1932) See more »


Straight Up and Down
By The Brian Jonestown Massacre
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Great episode, but the departing of two great characters.
14 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Awesome episode. Great acting! You can see Nucky losing his vision on where to go. He starts to slip. Chalky wants to get his revenge against Narcisse, but instead chooses to help Daughter and her daughter, supposedly being his child. What actually hurt was Van Alden en Chalky dying. Chalky was my favorite character out of all. I guess I expected him dying many times, but now it actually happened I'm sad. Van Aldan was a colorful character as well. His apathetic look and how he dealt with his life being turned inside out made him clearly a great addition to the series. I hope somehow, again, Chalky survived, but it's not likely. Especially due to no music being played during the credits and instead the sound of a phonograph without the music!

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