Charlie’s getting angry and wants to know why the heroin’s there. Arnold had it delivered to show Masseria his word is good. Ouch. Charlie can’t believe they’re working together but Arnold tells him that it’s due to a change in their circumstances. What circumstances? Well, per Masseria, the circumstance that put all the junk he bought, with his money, in Arnold’s possession. Meyer’s getting tweaked about this and peevishly asks Arnold how he got it. Charlie gave it to his “associates.”
The cops walk in and Moceri tells Charlie he can always file a complaint with the department. Meyer starts to stew, again, but Charlie goes over to Masseria and tells him Arnold set him up. Then he turns all his (not so) righteous indignation on Arnold, because he worked for that. He set up the deal, it was all Charlie’s idea and all Arnold did was “sit behind his desk and make phone calls.” His voice is rough and bottoming out so Meyer steps in to cool Charlie down by pointing out that if he doesn’t calm down they’re both dead. YES!? He must be the mook whisperer because he used that same YES!? technique on Charlie and Jimmy last season and it worked then, too.
With Charlie neutralized, Meyer calmly tells Masseria and Arnold that they “know how he gets.” Arnold, so full of himself, smarms that “All this time, I thought I had a civilizing effect. But there’s only so much you can teach a person until you reach the limits of his capabilities.” But Meyer gets it, don’t you Meyer? When Meyer agrees, Arnold tells him Charlie’s his job, now, and focuses on Masseria, asking how he’d like to go into the heroin business with him? Masseria just wants to know in exchange for what? Because nothing’s ever that easy with Rothstein.
Back in the lumberyard and since Al wouldn’t let Chalky’s men have access to the toilet, they decided to use Al’s car as their persona pissoir. Heh. While the extras toss some cheap bigotry around, Al asks Dunn what he thinks he’s doing. Dunn says it can’t be too hard to figure out then offers Al a better look and turns to pee on Capone. Al steps back and suggests Dunn take it easy, but Dunn says that once he gets going, there’s no telling when he’ll stop. Capone, feeling like a big man when it’s about five of his goons against an unarmed guy, pulls his gun and threatens Dunn, who blows it off, because Chalky’s and some of his men, have been sitting 20 feet away the whole time.
They start walking over and Chalky mocks Al for always reaching for that pistol and what’s he so scared of? Al tries to play it cool and says nothing he’s looking at now, then hands his gun to one of his goons to fight like a gentleman. Chalky hands his guns to Dunn and the brawl is on. Everyone swings wildly for a few seconds until Eli fires some shots into the air. Nucky’s got news.
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