Hearing from June that Willie has been moping around the house, Eli confronts his son and insists that college isn't about happiness, but about getting an education. Eli softens when Willie explains that he feels like an outsider at Temple. He reminds Willie he's a Thompson and that he needs to make something of himself—if nothing else, it'll make his mother proud.
At the Albatross Hotel, a newly promoted Eddie Kessler is instructed by Nucky to withdraw money from one of the safe deposit boxes he recently opened and meet a "Mr. Brown" at the train station. Eddie meets Mr. Brown, aka Ralph Capone, and ends up accompanying him to dinner. During their meal, Eddie shares his personal history with Ralph, revealing that he went to work for Nucky after his wife died, leaving two grown sons behind in Germany. Having bonded over supper, the two continue the evening at a German speakeasy where Eddie introduces Ralph to his compatriots.
Back in Chicago, Frank and Al Capone reminisce about their days in Brooklyn and decide to finish Jake's collections together. When Van Alden arrives at the hospital with the sorry bouquet from O'Banion, the brothers decide to take him on their rounds.
That evening, Nucky meets with Arnold Rothstein and Meyer Lansky at the Onyx Club, discussing the opportunity to partner up on the Florida land deal. With an operation in Florida, they can get Cuban rum up to Atlantic City and whiskey back down to Florida. But Rothstein is skeptical; just weeks ago Nucky told him he was "satisfied with what he had." He tells Nucky he'll mull it over while playing poker at the Onyx if Nucky joins him: "You never really know a man until you play cards with him."
At Temple, Willie enlists Clayton to help him get revenge on his rival, Henry. They break into a chemistry lab and steal some chemicals that will act as a laxative; they plan to spike Henry's drink with them at a party that night.
Purnsley approaches Narcisse outside the UNIA and apologizes for his earlier behavior. Narcisse accepts, telling him that Chalky White's days are over: Even though he controls the Northside of Atlantic City, he's still working for the white man. Narcisse lectures Purnsley on the importance of uplifting the "Libyan" race. Hoping to prove his worth, Dunn savagely beats a man Narcisse deems a disgrace to his fellow Libyans.