Planning for the Future
Nucky, suffering from tinnitus and mental confusion from a concussion he got the night of the Babette's explosion, is examined by Dr. Surran. Margaret unsuccessfully attempts to lay down the law with Teddy and Emily who are frustrated about having to live at the Ritz for safety. Margaret finds Owen alone and presses him for information about the explosion. Reluctantly, he tells her it was Gyp Rosetti. He begins to tell her they will run away together when the situation is resolved, but they're interrupted by Nucky, who wants to discuss Emily's birthday pony. When Margaret reminds him they never got one, he fights back tears.
Gyp Rosetti and his army arrive in Tabor Heights. Sheriff Ramsey attempts to hide in his office, but Gyp finds him and beats him within an inch of his life. Later, Gyp and his men assemble the townspeople, informing them they will be doing business in Tabor Heights. In return for their cooperation, everyone will receive $200 a month.
Nucky meets with Eli, Chalky White, Mayor Bader and Damien Fleming to discuss a statement for the press regarding the explosion, wavering between lucidity and confusion. Teddy interrupts the meeting to tell Nucky the "Gypsy man" is on the phone. When Nucky picks up, Gyp reads him an article mourning the death of Billie Kent before offering condolences - from him and Joe Masseria. Nucky tells Owen and Eli to call in the other bosses for a meeting - he needs their support to kill Gyp and Masseria. When the men doubt his orders, Nucky insists, "What I'm saying makes perfect sense."