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In Chicago, Nelson Van Alden, using the alias George Mueller, continues to work off his debt to Dean O'Banion by delivering flowers—and beatings. O'Banion wants to further employ Van Alden's muscle by sending him to help the Capones with their "election efforts" in Cicero. Recalling their previous run-in over aquavit, Van Alden protests, but O'Banion needs him to keep an eye on the Capones' future plans.
Emma, pregnant, orphaned and widowed, lays down the law with her brother, Richard, newly returned to Wisconsin. "I'm not going to ask you where you've been, or how you've lived," she says. "I just need to know one thing. Are you staying?" She warns him to not come back if he leaves again, but extends a peace offering—a novel she thinks he'd like. Inside, Harrow finds a notice that money is owed on the house.
Back in Atlantic City, Eddie finds himself growing weary of his role serving Nucky. Though still recovering, he resents Nucky for treating him like an invalid incapable of simple tasks, like selecting his "delicate undergarments." The two drive on to a new construction site where Nucky interrupts a mayoral press conference to remind Ed Bader he's due 10 percent of everything. Nucky is also unhappy that he had to go to Bader, not the other way around. During Nucky's interrogation of Bader, Eddie comports himself well, impressing Nucky.
At the Onyx Club, Chalky turns on the charm and shows his daughter Maybelle's future in-laws around the club, which will be the setting for her upcoming wedding to Samuel. While there, Purnsley pulls Chalky aside, informing him that Alma Pastor still hasn't been found.