ONWARD AND UPWARD
Bill McCoy, fresh from an eight-month stint in prison after three of his Scotch-laden ships were seized, welcomes Nucky to Tampa. McCoy wants Nucky to invest in a 14,000-acre land deal. Later, Nucky meets Skeeter, a "Binder Boy," one of dozens of young salesmen in Tampa, profiting off the land boom. Skeeter informs Nucky that the area surrounding McCoy's land is being developed, rendering it worthless for Nucky's bootlegging purposes.
In New York's Harlem, at the headquarters of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Dr. Valentin Narcisse meets with gangster Owney Madden and Arnold Rothstein. Narcisse cuts a deal with Rothstein for heroin. After dismissing Rothstein, Narcisse informs Madden that an act of his, Daughter Maitland, will move from the Cotton Club to the Onyx Club. Madden asks that Dickie Pastor bring around a replacement but Narcisse informs him "Mr. Pastor will not be returning."
At Temple University, Willie Thompson hopes to impress his classmates (and a co-ed, Doris) by supplying alcohol for a party. He and his roommate Clayton head to Mickey Doyle's warehouse in Atlantic City. Despite a difficult encounter with Doyle, they manage to secure a case of whiskey.