THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS
A stressed and worn Eli meets with Agents Knox and Selby, who press him for information. Eli gives them the name of Johnny Torrio's second in command, Joseph Balanchuk. Selby and Knox, pleased with the intel, assure Eli he is doing the right thing. The next morning, Eli finds Agent Knox, posing as a life insurance agent, at his table with June and Willie. When he gets Eli alone, Knox tears into him about Balanchuk, who has been dead for two years. Knox threatens Eli that if he doesn't start cooperating, Willie will go to jail.
In Tampa, Sally Wheet spots Lucky Luciano, Vincenzo Petrucelli and Meyer Lansky stashing heroin in with Nucky's rum shipments heading north. She reports the bad news to Nucky, who warns her to keep the discovery to herself. At Mickey Doyle's warehouse, Nucky asks Eli to take Knox and a group of Agents out to the White Horse Pike and stop the convoy rumored to be carrying the heroin. When they stop the shipment (which is led by Meyer Lansky), Agent Knox goes overboard and shoots an uncooperative driver in the head. Shortly thereafter, they find the heroin stashed away in the cases of rum.
While at work in New York City, Margaret, anxious to escape her living situation with her family in Brooklyn, calls to inquire about an apartment in the Inwood section of Manhattan. Arnold Rothstein, arriving for a meeting with her boss, Robert Bennett III, notes that the rent of the prospective apartment is more than Margaret could possibly afford. He offers her a deal in one of his buildings in exchange for tips about Anaconda Realty. When Margaret worries about losing her job if she's discovered, Rothstein suggests she might "gain something better."
Back in Atlantic City, Chalky White, wanting revenge for Narcisse viciously beating Daughter, gathers his men together behind the Onyx Club. That night, he plans to attack Narcisse at the UNIA on the Northside. Just then, Richard Harrow steps outside. Harrow, who works as a dishwasher at the Onyx Club, prompts grumbles from Chalky's men about the "half-face white boy" taking their jobs. Chalky explains to them that Harrow is a friend and tells him, "You need something, you look me up."