<p>Spoiler:&nbsp;Nucky Thompson was NOT the &quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;character who got bumped off tonight.</p>

Spoiler: Nucky Thompson was NOT the "Boardwalk Empire" character who got bumped off tonight.

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Latest 'Boardwalk Empire' casualty speaks about season 4 finale

When did the performer know it was time to go? And how did they feel about it?

The "Boardwalk Empire" season 4 finale, like the finales before it, was not without bloodshed, including the loss of a regular castmember. I reviewed the finale here, and spoke with series creator Terry Winter about the season, and after the jump I have an interview with the performer who played the deceased character, coming up just as soon as I only know what I read in the papers...

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<p>&quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;didn't base Jeffrey Wright's Dr. Narcisse on a real person, but they later found real-life parallels. </p>

"Boardwalk Empire" didn't base Jeffrey Wright's Dr. Narcisse on a real person, but they later found real-life parallels.

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'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter talks season 4

Why did Nucky take a step back this season? Where was Margaret? Who's coming back?

After each season of "Boardwalk Empire" ends, it seems, I wind up on the phone with series creator Terence Winter to ask why Character A died, why Character B lived, and whether Character C will continue to be on the show. Time to play that game once again about the show's terrific fourth season. I reviewed the finale, and also spoke with the performer who played the finale's most notable casualty, and I have a lot of explanations from Winter coming up just as soon as I hunt you down and drag you to Wisconsin...

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<p>In the &quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;season finale, Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright)&nbsp;and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams)&nbsp;come face to face. </p>

In the "Boardwalk Empire" season finale, Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) come face to face.

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Season finale review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Farewell Daddy Blues'

Chalky and Narcisse come face to face, while Nucky plots to defeat all his enemies

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" season finale coming up just as soon as I count how many cows I see...

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<p>Hel&eacute;ne Yorke as Jane in &quot;Masters of Sex.&quot;</p>

Heléne Yorke as Jane in "Masters of Sex."

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Involuntary'

Bill and Virginia begin making movies, while Ethan ponders conversion

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I pretend my waffle is the Body of Christ...

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<p>David Morrissey as the Governor in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

David Morrissey as the Governor in "The Walking Dead."

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Dead Weight'

The Governor tries to find peace in a new camp, but will old habits die hard?

A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I can't tell if you're winking or blinking...

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<p>On &quot;Homeland,&quot;&nbsp;Carrie (Claire Danes) gets an explanation from Saul (Mandy Patinkin).</p>

On "Homeland," Carrie (Claire Danes) gets an explanation from Saul (Mandy Patinkin).

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Review: 'Homeland' - 'One Last Time'

Saul reveals his plans to Carrie, while Brody visits a motel

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I can spell the centerfold's name...

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<p>All the Doctors of &quot;Doctor Who,&quot;&nbsp;from William Hartnell on the left to Matt Smith on the right.</p>

All the Doctors of "Doctor Who," from William Hartnell on the left to Matt Smith on the right.

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Review: Kids show 'Doctor Who' grows to the old age of 50

How the revival of the classic sci-fi series kept what always worked while adding more oomph

"The entire point of 'Doctor Who,'" as the series' current showrunner Steven Moffat once told me, "is to frighten children." 50 years ago this weekend (a very special episode debuts Saturday at 2:50 p.m. on BBC America, at the same time it's airing around the world), the series debuted on the BBC in the hopes that a mysterious time traveler called the Doctor — and, later, pepper pot-shaped aliens called the Daleks, unstoppable steel Cybermen, lizard people and more — would excite the youth of the UK.

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<p>On &quot;Parenthood,&quot;&nbsp;Amber (Mae Whitman)&nbsp;and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson)&nbsp;hug.</p>

On "Parenthood," Amber (Mae Whitman) and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) hug.

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Election Day'

The Bravermans go to the polls, Amber gets to sing and Julia visits Joel's office

A review of tonight's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I ride a horse to work...

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<p>Ben (Adam Scott)&nbsp;enjoys a eureka moment on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Ben (Adam Scott) enjoys a eureka moment on "Parks and Recreation."

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Fluoride/The Cones of Dunshire'

Leslie battles Jamm twice in her final days as a councilwoman

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" double-feature coming up just as soon as my favorite book is "Downton Abbey"...

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<p>Laurie Metcalf and Alex Borstein are a doctor and a nurse in &quot;Getting On.&quot;</p>

Laurie Metcalf and Alex Borstein are a doctor and a nurse in "Getting On."

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Review: HBO's 'Getting On' an uneven comic look at eldercare

Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash play frustrated hospital workers

"Getting On" (Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO) is a dramedy about the nurses and doctors who staff the overwhelmed, underfunded, disrespected elder care unit of a California hospital. They take care of women who are old, infirm, and need help with even the most basic functions of life, like going to the bathroom and cleaning up after.

Okay, time for some honesty: based on that description, how many of you have instantly written off any chance of ever watching this show? And did anyone, anywhere, read that and rush to set the DVR season pass?

Now let me double down on that by telling you that of the show's four main characters, only one comes across as instantly sympathetic, while the others run the gamut from neurotic to passive-aggressive to narcissistic.

How excited are you now?

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