Ups and Downs
On Easter Sunday, Gillian feigns menstrual cramps and asks Harrow to send all the Artemis Club staff away for the holiday. With everyone gone, Gillian rises from bed and welcomes Roger, the young man she met on the Boardwalk, and seduces him throughout the day. Margaret, Nucky and the children have Easter dinner at Eli's, where June professes her gratitude for all Nucky's done for their family. Harrow takes Tommy to the Sagorskys', where Julia is hosting a small Easter dinner. Julia asks for Harrow's help in the kitchen, where she offers him a private place to eat without his mask.
In New York City, Tonino tells Gyp that the mess in Tabor Heights resulted in a critical loss of territory and manpower, and thus profits are light - a situation that will make their boss, Joe Masseria, very unhappy. Gyp's wife orders him to the dinner table, where she and his mother-in-law ridicule him about his clothing and his poor table manners.
After dinner, the Thompson children gather in the yard for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt. In the kitchen, Margaret apologizes to June for their hardships over the past two years. To her surprise, June accepts the situation: "Eli and Nucky - they've had a lot of ups and downs. Eli worships him." She tells Margaret about the brothers' difficult childhood and that Nucky was the glue that held the family together. Margaret confides about Nucky's mistress and their troubled marriage: "He blames me, I blame him, and I feel like the life is being pressed out of me."