King of Norway



Critic Consensus: With the end of Boardwalk Empire in sight, "King of Norway" takes great strides in setting up crucial confrontations for its key players with propulsive storytelling and some calculated character beats.

Episode Info

Chalky returns to Atlantic City on a quest for revenge. Meanwhile, Nucky sets up a meeting with Maranzano in New York when he's concerned about Luciano's future plans; and Margaret comes to an agreement with Carolyn Rothstein. In Chicago, Eli and a visiting June attend a dinner party hosted by Nelson and Sigrid. Also: A young Nucky tries to impress Mabel's father in 1897.


Steve Buscemi
as Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Kelly Macdonald
as Margaret Schroeder
Michael Shannon
as Nelson Van Alden
Shea Whigham
as Elias Thompson
Stephen Graham
as Al Capone
Vincent Piazza
as Lucky Luciano
Paul Sparks
as Mickey Doyle
Jeffrey Wright
as Valentin Narcisse
Giampiero Judica
as Salvatore Maranzano
Nisi Sturgis
as June Thompson
Shae D'Lyn
as Carolyn Rothstein
Marc Pickering
as Young Nucky
Burke Moses
as Daniel Jeffries
John Ellison Conlee
as Louis "The Commodore" Kaestner
Boris McGiver
as Sheriff Lindsay
Paul Calderon
as Arquimedes
Louis Cancelmi
as Mike D'Angelo
Lee Godart
as Maxim Ronis
Margot Bingham
as Daughter Maitland
Greg Antonacci
as Johnny Torrio
Anatol Yusef
as Meyer Lansky
Joe Caniano
as Jake Guzik
John C. Vennema
as Lawrence Conors
Maya Kazan
as Mabel Jeffries
Danny McCarthy
as Pat Halligan
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Critic Reviews for King of Norway

Eli and Mueller finally get some screen time and they wind up at the worst dinner party ever.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

I don't know where they found Marc Pickering but let's thank the bootlegin' gods that they did. Wow. Did this young actor capture the very essence of Buscemi and Nucky Thompson.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

One of Boardwalk's most ingenious episodes yet.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

We've essentially gotten five episodes of build so far, though Chalky finding Daughter right there at the end felt like one of the the first signs of true story-shock... It's a good build, but the enjoyment of "setting the table" can wear thin.

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

As far as endgame construction goes, pushing the characters toward some kind of accountability is not exactly a new idea, but it does offer a welcome sense of structure for the remaining three episodes to play off of.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Is Nucky the upstanding young man he presents himself as to Mabel's father, or the pragmatic climber who offers to help Sheriff Lindsay on special projects for the Commodore to get ahead?

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

While I had a lot of quibbles with "King of Norway," it was still a good, fun episode that began connecting for the show's finale, which is just a few weeks away.

Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 7.1/10 | Full Review…

Well, we have three episodes left in the Boardwalk Empire saga and, as "King of Norway" shows, things are beginning to unravel at a breakneck pace.

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

Though this show enjoys its careful balance of meditations on a theme, pitch-black comedy, and gleeful bloodbaths, [it's] best when Boardwalk Empire cuts to the bone: This is a show about family, and that can be as poisonous as it gets.

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

The task of tonight's dynamite episode -- "King of Norway" -- was simply to show whether a journey to a preordained destination can be worth taking. The answer is yes.

Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…