The Best You Could Do Is Not Lose
Atlantic City teems with violence in the wake of Nucky and Gyp's war. Bodies are piling up and reporters are hounding Mayor Bader for a statement. He denies losing control over the city and refuses to answer questions about Nucky's involvement or whereabouts.
With the women gone and the alcohol drying up at the Artemis Club, morale is low among Gyp's men. Masseria meets with Gyp, angry that he's lost twelve of his men for nothing. Gyp reminds him he's won control of the Ritz, the casino, and Mickey's warehouse, but Masseria isn't impressed: "You no have Nucky Thompson, eh? And Arnold Rothstein - he's still eating dinner in Times Square!"
At the lumberyard, Nucky turns to Eli for advice. Eli suggests he gives the people what they want, which is how Nucky succeeded before. Encouraged, Nucky arranges for Mickey to suggest to Arnold Rothstein there is profit to be made at the Overholt Distillery.
Gillian suggests that she and Tommy should leave Gyp and his men to conduct their business without distraction, but Gyp refuses to let her go. He promises once he's in control of Atlantic City, he'll treat her like a queen and he'll be a "bug crawling around on her toe." Sensing an opportunity to manipulate Gyp to her advantage, Gillian convinces him to meet with her later.
After relentless interrogation, Lucky offers to tell the two undercover cops where they can "find fifty pounds of white" to save himself from jail time. In Brooklyn, Margaret meets with a doctor to end her pregnancy.