Alan Ball isn?t really good at sticking to rules anyway.

Boardwalk Empire Season 3 Episode 1 Yes no protocol in the world of Bon Temps apparently) and the idiot has decided that he isn?t going to rat out his friends. Sam convinces Andy to leave them alone for a minute so that he can use some of his "techniques? to try and get answers. Andy agrees and

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when he leaves Sam starts to get naked and then changes into a snake!! Awesome!! Oh and he get?s the information they need and discover that Jessica is in trouble.
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