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So I don't think I've seen five or so minutes of television that has stuck with me quite as much as the last minutes of James Darmody's on-screen life. I honestly didn't think Nucky would pull the trigger. And even when he did, I thought there was a chance it could be a ruse. So much for that...

The entire Darmody arch - from pushing to be a "real gangster" to over reaching his grasp to losing nearly everything and ultimately accepting his fate - was just really well done.

If I have one complaint going forward to Season 3, this show is really lacking a solid protagonist. It's hard to now root for Nucky. Margaret is almost as conniving. Eli is just a weasel. And you can't root for the feds. There really needs to be a character for whom to cheer, and, for the most part, Darmody was that character. I think I'd like to see them fast forward a few years, and maybe have Darmody's son come of age (so very Red Dead Redemption) - perhaps with the Richard Harrow character as a mentor and accomplice. Though by then, Prohibition would nearly be over, so...

Anyway, I thought this was an outstanding season.
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I think Nucky remains the protagonist, Al Swearengen style. But Harrow could be GREAT if they push him to the foreground of the series.

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My favorite characters are always the Rothstein/Luciano combo, and Lansky was a welcome addition to the crew this season.

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