What Jesus Said

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Critic Consensus: Boardwalk Empire continues to explore Nucky's past with satisfying results, though an extended hostage subplot feels a bit superfluous this late in the game.

Episode Info

Margaret finds herself in a pickle due to her dealings with the late Arnold Rothstein when his widow starts snooping around his covert affairs. Meanwhile, Chalky wonders where his latest partnership is going; Nucky talks shop with a prominent businessman from Boston; Luciano and Siegel try to strike a deal with Narcisse in Harlem; and in 1884, a young Nucky works hard at the hotel and catches the eye of a girl who's vacationing with her parents.

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Critic Reviews for What Jesus Said

Another memorable outing, if not quite as memorable as the first two episodes of the fifth and final.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A nicely subtle exploration of the American dream through the prism of two men, Joe Kennedy and Chalky White, who seemed to have ended up on its opposite sides.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

With only 5 episodes left, Nucky courts THAT patriarch from Nantucket, once again proving 'Empire' can weave real-life historical figures and fiction with aplomb.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

I really hope Boardwalk Empire isn't going to keep on this devout Christian kick, because it's starting to creep me out.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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My favorite familiar face though was Mickey Doyle. Against all odds he has made it through to the final season. A character who should be dead five times over, he never fails to deliver some laughs.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It seemed inevitable that this season would be tighter than the ones before it, but somehow that's not the case.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 7.3/10 | Full Review…

"What Jesus Said" was a fine episode, though it still focused heavily on Nucky trying to hammer out that Bacardi deal -- this time, however, with a famous historical figure.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

While the first two episodes were centered on Nucky Thompson, 'What Jesus Said' successfully splits its focus between Nucky and Chalky's threads in a way that strengthens them both.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

As satisfactory as most of the ep was, I couldn't help thinking the whole Chalky and Buck subplot was suspenseful but superfluous.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sometimes you get an episode of TV that both does just what it sets out to do and manages to encompass several of the show's head-scratchers in the process.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…