Looks like we've seen the last of Lucy Danziger on HBO's mob hit Boardwalk Empire as the network has opted not to pick up Paz de la Huerta season 3 contract option. Her character was introduced in Season 1 as Nucky’s (Steve Buscemi) unbalanced mistress, Lucy spent much of Season 2 pregnant and shacked up with Michael Shannon’s Van Alden (her baby daddy). Shortly after giving birth, she went on a baby formula run and never returned, leaving the baby in Van Alden’s care.
De la Huerta’s departure brings the number to four of original Boardwalk Empire cast members to not return for Season 3; she joins Michael Pitt, Dabney Coleman and Aleksa Palladino. To fulfill the void, producers are introducing a few new characters, including a rival to Nucky played by Bobby Cannavale.