Nucky does not buck easy, as we know, and he held his ground in the face of the pompous politician, striking an important deal.
Thanks to the Mr. Means setting him him up as some Prohibition version of Abe Froman, Nucky settled his legal issues with Daugherty. But his personal life took a turn for the worse after Billie's would-be costar "Sheik Whose Bin Fartin" insulted him. More on Nucky later, but first let's get into this.
Can't even begin to talk about this guy and the steam powered dildo comment.
Torrio was back from his holiday with a new lease on life. He tried to convey to O'Banion how life is too short to kill yourself over a few dollars, but the message behind his anecdote fell on deaf ears. Capone seemed perplexed as well by his newly insouciant mentor's attitude, but I think he also started to see the writing on the wall. Torrio was more concerned with osso bucco than bootlegging and may hand over control of the business to his protege. Recall how he focused on Al's decision making when the matter of Joe Miller came up.
that scene from Boyz-N-the-Hood when Tre is telling Furious about the girl he picked up.
While I like seeing Margaret become a more independent woman, the time spent on her quest to educate the pregnant masses has expired like the milk Mrs. Shearer admitted to drinking on purpose. I understand it was a difficult time for women, but with all the interesting story lines demanding screen time, to dedicate multiple scenes to the discussion of acquiring diaphragms was a bit much.
Gillian was looking for some protection of her own as she casually mentioned to Gyp Rosetti where Nucky and Arnold Rothstein would be dining together. Did you notice the look Gyp gave his boy after he made the comment about Gyp's wife? Amazing!
Nucky: You exist in this town because I allow you to. All in all I'd say that's-
Gillian: Very generous of you.
Nucky: You'd be wise to say that like you mean it.
Perhaps the saddest part of the episode was seeing the explosion at Babette's.
Yeah Billie most likely got killed, but that's not what got me emotional. Over the years we've seen the supper club to be one of the most fun places on the planet and it's namesake was perhaps the sexiest female on the show despite her limited screen time.
Hopefully she survived and we get to follow her road to recovery but just in case she didn't I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a woman who just knew how to throw down with the best of 'em.
I think that's about it for me, so I'm gonna just casually say goodbye like nothing happened and open up the boards to see what you thought.