Over in the living quarters, Gillian bringing a tray of food to Tommy. He’s locked in his room and she needs one of the goons to let her in. He takes his time and leers at Gillian while he grabs the key. She snides that he’s such a gentleman but goons can’t process sarcasm so he retorts not always. He still blocks enough of the door so Gillian has to squeeze past him and he can get a good look at her ass. Ugh.
She stands in the middle of the little boy’s huge room and there’s a tepee in the corner. Gillian tries to coax Tommy out by telling him she made him his favorite lunch but Tommy just sits in his tepee. Gillian suggests he come out and they can eat together but Tommy shakes his head no and looks away. Gillian tries again, this time offering to join him in the tepee so it won’t be so lonely, but he backs away from her and looks away. Gillian looks hurt but tries again, and, again Tommy backs up and avoiding eye contact. Gillian looks stricken by Tommy’s rejection but backs off, telling him she understands, and leaves the boy to eat his lunch alone.
Nucky’s cleaning up after shaving and watching Eli work on a car in the yard. He walks over to see if he can help, but the engine took a bullet to the radiator. Don’t you hate when that happens? Nucky gets in to help but Eli thinks he’ll “get all dirty.” But it’s brotherly bonding time and Nucky starts working while asking Eli who kept Eli’s old beater running. Why, Nucky. Of course, after he sold Eli the piece of crap. The brothers further bond over sweet, old memories about their youth and how that piece of crap that Nucky sold Eli was good enough to get him and June lost in the woods. Then Nucky sincerely asks after June and the kids to make sure they’re safe. They are, with her sister. But what about Margaret and her kids?
Before Nucky can answer, he breaks off the hose and hurts his hand. This amuses Eli to no end, but he turns away to stifle the giggles. Nucky thinks it wasn’t not funny but Eli denies that he was laughing. Then he breaks one of his last cigarettes in half and shares it with Nucky. Aw. Nucky’s finds it ruefully amusing, but Eli just jokes that they’re still just “two Pineys with a broke-down car.”
As they share their smoke, Nucky wonders if that’s why they’re in the bind they’re in now. Because they just kept trying to pinch one last bit. Eli was never the deep thinker, though, so he puffs away saying he never thought the 18th amendment would pass and completely missing Nucky’s point.
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