Last week Baxter and his cold fish date were in lover’s lane when a man came out of the woods and fell on their car. The man was brought to the hospital with a hole in his belly the size of a grapefruit. Jimmy was sure they killed them all.
Chalky White is now in charge of the liquor deliveries because Nucky fired the last guy who worked for him. Nucky told him the split is 80-20 in Nucky’s favor, but Chalky managed to dicker with him and settled on a 65-35 split in favor of Nucky.
Margaret Schroeder is at home with her children and a neighbor when a knock comes to the door and it is one of Nucky’s men offering her a job. She goes to the job and her boss is a French lady who is a bit abrupt. Her new job is a dresser to assist ladies in the dress shop.
Eli Thompson, the sheriff came to visit the man in the hospital and was trying to suffocate him with a pillow when the feds showed up headed by Van Alden. He and the rest of the feds are taking over custody of the man against the will of the local sheriff and his brother Nucky. They kidnap the man from the hospital and are driving him to Bellevue Hospital in New York but he is near death and they stop in a dentist’s office and demand that the dentist gives him drugs to wake him and make him talk. Van Alden gets the guy to talk but he says something in German/Yiddish that is very denigrating to Van Alden who finally tortures him into giving him info about who shot him just before he expires.
The mob gang boss who the dead man belonged to swear out revenge on Jimmy Darmody because word has it that he was the killer. Meanwhile, Jillian; Jimmy’s mother meets with Nucky to tell him that he did not keep his end of the bargain, by keeping Jimmy out of trouble. We are not sure what her end of the bargain was and are sure to find out eventually.
While Margaret is at work, Lucy, Nucky’s girl is in the dressing room of the shop and knows who Margaret is. She tells her that Nucky got her the job there and he is a sucker for a charity case. She tries to embarrass Margaret with her naked body, but Margaret just does her job by helping her get dressed.
The feds report to their superior that Jimmy Darmody is one of the murders. Van Alden is told to take it easy and that paperwork has to be done first and Van Alden should go home to his wife.
Jimmy is told by Nucky and Eli that he has to get away from there now. They give him money to give his wife and tell him to leave because the other mob is after him and the feds are too. Jimmy tells his wife that he is leaving but first accuses her of cheating on him. The next time we see Jimmy his is on a train to Chicago having flashbacks about the war.
Chalky is running the liquor operation that Dolan and his men lost and when Chalky goes outside, he sees the words “Liquor Kills” scraped into his car door and one of his black colleagues hanging from a street light. Nucky and Eli come there and see Chalky and the dead man and warn them not to make a project out of this act because it is an election year and they do not want a race war on their hands. Nucky makes up a story that the man was cheating on his wife with another man’s wife and the man shot him. Chalky agrees for 50 percent of the profits, not his usual 35 percent.
As the episode ends, Nucky is getting on the elevator of the hotel where he lives and looks back on the rainy night and the muddy footprints he left behind on the rug.