Critic Consensus: Thanks to a few key scenes and poignant character moments, "Cuanto" is both emotionally satisfying and fraught with enough compelling tension to keep Boardwalk Empire's final season interesting.

Episode Info

Luciano encounters an old foe in Chicago, while Nucky and Margaret find common ground in Atlantic City when they face the same dilemma. Meanwhile, Sally conducts business in Cuba as rumors swirl of a public uprising; and in 1884, a young Nucky continues to impress the Commodore, and gives Eli a glimpse of what the future may hold.


Steve Buscemi
as Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Shea Whigham
as Elias Thompson
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Arnold Rothstein
Vincent Piazza
as Lucky Luciano
Stephen Graham
as Al Capone
Michael Shannon
as Nelson Van Alden
Kelly Macdonald
as Margaret Schroeder
Jeffrey Wright
as Valentin Narcisse
Ben Rosenfield (II)
as Willie Thompson
Anthony Laciura
as Eddie Kessler
Jack Huston
as Richard Harrow
Charlie Cox
as Owen Sleater
Bobby Cannavale
as Gyp Rosetti
Nolan Lyons
as Young Nucky
Paul Sparks
as Mickey Doyle
Oakes Fegley
as Young Eli
John Ellison Conlee
as Louis "The Commodore" Kaestner
Boris McGiver
as Sheriff Lindsay
Paul Calderon
as Arquimedes
Matt Letscher
as Joseph Kennedy
Louis Cancelmi
as Mike D'Angelo
Lee Godart
as Maxim Ronis
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Critic Reviews for Cuanto

The long conversation between Nucky and Margaret is one of the two or three best scenes ever on the show.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

With only four episodes left and just as we lost a beloved cast member, Nucky and Co. seem to be bringing the tension akin to that show about making meth. Kudos.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The emotional climax of Episode 4 packed little in terms of thrill or reveal, but really struck those of us who have spent five years with these characters.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Capone gives [Van Alden] 30 seconds to make his case, which he does, in what turns out to be the best part of this season.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Having endured Bill Compton's numerous flashbacks throughout the final season of True Blood, I was worried the repeated looks back at Nucky's childhood would wear thin on me. Such has not been the case.

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

It's typical of Boardwalk Empire's fifth season that some material is spectacular, and some is outright bad. But I have to give the show credit for making the good so very good this time out.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

Nucky's flashbacks and his moments with Margaret helped steer an episode full of easily telegraphed violence.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

History has taught me not to underestimate the people who make Boardwalk Empire, no matter how bumpy and/or slow things might seem at a season'' midpoint. "Cuanto" was an excellent episode.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

For all his successes before and after Prohibition, Thompson's decision to become more than "half a gangster" has forced him into a role he can't quite master.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

How much cocaine is Capone going to snort before he realizes that it's probably not a good idea to bash in the heads of your underlings?

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