In Chicago the Feds look to Eli and Nelson to help them take down the Capone empire while Nucky drowns his sorrows in alcohol.
At Narcisse’s Harlem brother, Daughter Chalky waits for Narcisse. Mickey Doyle sends Joe Harper up to Nucky’s office at the Old Rumpus with sandwiches. Archie his bodyguard goes to inform him, but Nucky is nowhere to be found.
Atlantic City, 1897. Enoch wakes to find the bed empty next to him, and Mabel in the kitchen making strawberry pie. She asks about Enoch’s speech, the one he was forced to give honoring his lifelong rival, Jim Neary, as he campaigns to become the next alderman of the Fourth Ward. Despite his lack of progress with the Commodore, Nucky promises Mabel that he’ll make his way.
At a dive bar in Atlantic City, a drunk Nucky flirts with a rough-and-tumble woman, Dinah Linehan, and drinks away his sorrows over Sally. He is later mugged by Dinah and her friend and left in an alley.
Van Alden and Eli go to steal the ledger books under the guise of making a drop. They talk their way in past the bodyguard, but when Eli tries the door of the count room, they discover Ralph Capone having sex with a hotel maid. When Ralph uncovers their lie, he sends for Mike D’Angelo.
1897. While Deputy Enoch collects “protection” money from a local shopkeeper, he spots Leander Whitlock introducing a young girl to the Commodore at Corner Hotel. The shopkeeper tells Enoch that a red-headed boy has been stealing from his shop, and pointedly suggests that the protection he pays for is useless. Later Enoch and Eli wait under the boardwalk for the boy, and are shocked to learn that their thief is a girl named Gillian.
At the Lexington Hotel, Mike D’Angelo interrogates Eli and Van Alden, and Ralph Capone asks Mike to take care of the pair “neat and quick.” But on their way out, Al Capone returns with the two actors he’s been entertaining. After a briefing from Ralph, Al calls Van Alden and Eli into his office -- he doesn’t buy their story. When Capone puts his gun to Van Alden’s head, Van Alden wrestles him to his desk and reveals his true identity. Van Alden’s tirade ends when he’s shot in the head by Mike D’Angelo, who fears his cover is about to be blown. Capone orders Mike to put Eli “face down in a cornfield” and Ralph hands Mike the ledger books for safe keeping.
After Narcisse arrives, Daughter explains that no one will play her record or book her. She believes Narcisse is behind the freeze-out. She begs him to let her go so that she can provide for Althea. Narcisse Instead tells Chalky of his meeting with Luciano and suggests Chalky work for him within the new regime. Chalky agrees to the deal, on the condition that Narcisse set Daughter up with a gig and let her go.
Nucky tries to give Joe money for getting him back home, but the young man refuses. He then takes Nucky out into the main room, where Mickey Doyle -- unable to locate Nucky -- did a “Paul Revere” and rounded up the troops.
As Narcisse heads off with his driver, Chalky is shot down by a wall of his men.