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Series Summary
As mayor, Tom Kane is the most powerful man in Chicago, where the constituents have a history of looking the other way as long as the job gets done. And Kane has gotten things done over several terms in office; he knows the backroom politics game in the Windy City and he plays it well. Yet despite his success, Kane leads an otherwise empty existence. He has no one to turn to when he's confronted with the fact that he has a degenerative brain disorder. He's estranged from his wife, Meredith, and daughter, Emma. Kitty O'Neil, Kane's chief of staff, has her suspicions but plays the part of loyal employee, as does adviser Ezra Stone, who doesn't ask any questions. That's the way Kane likes it, of course, but he won't be able to keep his secret forever.

Air Dates: 2011 - 2013

Genres: Drama

Network: STARZ

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : True Enough Oct 19, 2012

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    Miller publishes a story that could destroy Kane; Kitty's alliance with Doyle worries Kane; Kane tries to stay on top.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Clinch Oct 12, 2012

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    Kane's enemies threaten to bring him down as Chicago's emergency managers prepare to take control of the city.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Consequence Oct 5, 2012

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    Kane is forced to form a tenuous alliance with Alderman Ross, a longtime enemy on the City Council, in order to maintain his hold over Chicago.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : The Conversation Sep 28, 2012

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    Kane regains control of the city following an alternative medical treatment; in order to restore his public perception, Kane must make a hard choice regarding an old friend.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : Backflash Sep 21, 2012

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    Tensions at the housing project escalate from unrest to rioting; Kane's past haunts him when he quietly seeks treatment at an alternative clinic.

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  • The problem is, the show that's been built around the actor (who's also a producer on the project) isn't nearly as interesting as what Grammer brings to the screen, and the sluggish pacing and melodramatic excesses of Boss could put off those drawn in by the actor's confident star turn. show more

  • When you have a story as thoroughly involving as this one, evoking both "King Lear" and "Citizen Kane," and when the performances are this good, Boss almost directs itself. show more

  • The cable network's political drama even has my vote for the best new show of the season. show more

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