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Billie quickly returns to the table and calls the swell “His Great Satanic Majesty of Wall Street,” so it’s safe to assume she was probably just humoring him, but just to be on the safe side, while Maggie tells some story about her mother, Billie starts very obviously fondling Nucky’s crotch at the table to make him forget all about being jealous.
Mickey’s calling the crew to attention. Owen needs to play big man because he follows Nucky’s orders real good. They’re getting ready to ship out, they’re making two stops, if anyone gets arrested you know nothing, now come and get paid. As the others line up, Eli hangs back and smokes a cigarette while Owen tries again to insinuate himself where he doesn’t belong. Owen tries to small talk but Eli’s got no fucks to give and mocks Owen as the “new golden boy.” Owen, foolishly, thinks it’s because he makes sure things run smoothly because no one ever thinks they’re replaceable until they are. Eli holds off on telling Owen he’s just this year’s model because some lessons need to be learned the hard way.
Owen offers Eli an extra $50 for the trip to New York and Eli shows great restraint in not kicking the shit out of Owen and just says he doesn’t need a handout. But he does need a gun if he’s going with them. Owen manages to look put out as he hands Eli one of his. As you may have figured out, Owen bugs me.
Down at Chalky’s club and it’s jumping to some live jazz. Well mostly jumping. Maybelle took earnest Samuel and is trying to corrupt him with the demon liquor. Maybelle is being truly awful to Samuel, mocking him for not being fun then telling him to speak up and yell when he quietly starts to say something about her not wanting to marry him. That won’t make Chalky happy.
Samuel’s getting his back up and tries to talk to Maybelle, telling her she should have just said “No” if she didn’t want to marry him, but a man keeps bumping into their table. Samuel finally loses his cool, or what approximates “losing cool” for someone as reserved and respectful as Samuel and angrily says “Pardon me. Can you watch what you’re doing, Sir.” The IMPUDENCE. Still, the guy doesn’t take kindly to Samuel and decides to slash his face. While Maybelle starts to see that maybe Chalky’s right, Dunn Pernsley’s troublemaking Spidey sense tingled and he comes barreling into the scene with a club to beat the other guy to a bloody pulp.
Chalky shows up as Dunn’s finishing off the punk and realizes that Maybelle was there with Samuel, and worse, Samuel got hurt. Chalky wants him to leave and take Maybelle with him, but Samuel is still a kind and decent person and he stays behind to help the man who slashed his face. Realizing Samuel might be too good for his family, Chalky drives the point home by asking a shaken Maybelle if he’s still “interesting” to her.