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i feel like Nucky took his time opening her letter. He did have a lot going on to be fair. When Gillian wrote it, she knew what was in store for her. But by the time Nucky got around to visiting her, it was too late.

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That's a good point. Maybe it was just to reinforce that Nucky was a large reason why she had ended up where she was. He put her on this path with that initial betrayal. He set up a trust in her name if she got out, but from what we saw and as you mentioned, she wasn't ever going to get out. Too little and far too late.

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Alex, thanks for your comment. You do know this show is a fictionalized version of the events that took place during this time period right? While many of the characters portrayed were real, their interactions on the show are fiction. The writers have always had creative license. The show is not bound by historical events, it is more about suspense and drama.

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No I just think they were a couple of hard ladies looking to take advantage of a drunk guy. Nucky was drowning his sorrow over Sally and left himself open to being jumped. When he got back to the club and saw the men Mickey rallied, I think he realized it was time to end the pity party and get down to business.

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Actor's name is Marc Pickering.

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Ooh that's an interesting theory. Although only 7 years have passed. Tommy was what? 6? 7? Very interesting idea either way. I like it.

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The show remember is not 100% historically accurate. I said "if" his end comes. Just throwing out topics of discussion here Jason. The whole episode was a long night of reckoning. Nucky seems to be headed for such a moment regarding Gillian. That was my thought. As for Chalky. It was my belief that it was his daughter. It wasn't explicitly stated that she was his, but when he asked Althea about her daddy she said "Mama left him, but she had to leave." That seemed a nod toward Chalky as the father. She also appeared to be about 6 0r 7 yrs old which would fit with their time line. I'm reading between the lines, but I felt Chalky gave his life for Daughter but more so for that little girl Althea. So she would grow up knowing a better life than she had up to that point.

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It is widely held that the two are actually interchangeable. Any thoughts on the episode?

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The 7 year time jump I think was more to facilitate the final season than anything else. As for Sally being shot, it wasn't premeditated. Cuba is in a period of social upheaval. The leader of the men who stopped her referred to Ronis as the man who paid workers meager wages to cut cane until their hands bled. It was a time marked by riots between students and the army. Rights were denied, martial law was put into place. That is why the Bacardi head was getting his wife out of the country and most likely himself. Cuba was a political and social powder keg and there was a lot of anti-American sentiment stemming from the Platt Amendment and other issues. Joe Kennedy with his ties to Washington probably was more aware of the situation down there than Nucky was.

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Whoops I thought I had discussed it. I just went in and added some comments to my review, thanks. It wasn't Charlie and Benny who came back and shot up the brothel, but surely the two who did, did so on orders from Charlie. Narcisse is of course going to assume it was ordered by Maranzano. That remains to be seen though. It could have been a strategic move by Charlie and Meyer. Their actions will surely kick off a inter-city war between the two groups.