The writers of this series have truly outdone themselves! We all know the acting, sets, and just the overall talent/money put into this series is over the top. The thing is though, inflated budgets don't necessarily make for excellent outcomes. HBO has yet again delivered on all levels! The power struggles throughout season 2 make the series so "high stakes" by the end of EVERY episode you're just dying to know what's going to happen next. New alliances are formed, pinning Nucky and Jimmy against each other for the atlantic city "crown". Everyone's character in season 2 truly picks up the pace/intensity making this show one of my favourites these days.. It's quickly becoming one of the smartest, classiest gangster series I've ever seen.. Be prepared for the power struggle, it's going to be a blood bath.. Hope this helps, enjoy, highly recommended!!