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Boardwalk Empire’s Twelve Most Gratuitous Nude Scenes (and Their Likely Rationalizations)

As HBO's gangster saga ends its first season Sunday night, it leaves us with fond memories of brutal killings, careful period detail, and lots and lots and lots and lots of bare breasts and other extremities. In anticipation of the finale, we take a look back at the show's most random of skin shots and provide what we assume were the network notes that led to all this flashing. It probably started like this: “Hi, Terry Winter? How are you doing? HBO here. Hey, so we're loving the scripts for this new Boardwalk Empire series, but we’re thinking it could use more character development. Oh, did I say 'character development'? I meant nudity. Can we take a look at some of the episodes and I’ll show you what I mean?”