Nucky really couldn’t give less of a shit about Mellon’s ish, he wants to offer up George Remus to get to Daugherty. Mellon doesn’t think Daugherty would indict himself but Nucky points out that Mellon would have something on Daugherty in that event. Mellon seems almost disappointed that this is all Nucky has but no. He also knows about Mellon’s distillery and is offering to run it for Mellon, since he has the experience. All Mellon would have to do is receive the money, which can always be hidden, and Nucky’s got experience in that, too. Mellon doesn’t say anything so Nucky asks if it’s a “yes” or at least a “perhaps.” Mellon tells Nucky he brought some color to his day, then beckons one of the valets to escort out Nucky because he’s an interloper, but no need to cause a scene.
Oh god, the leprechauns. Owen and Margaret get caught in a storm and are running back to the car. Jibber jabber jibber jabber boink boink boink. That’s really what this whole scene amounts to, isn’t it? But there is some foreshadowing about living for now, not worrying about the future, and that words like good and bad have no meaning anymore. Oh and Owen says he’ll teach Margaret how to drive, so there’s that.
And now, something from the Department of Trite Segues.
Down at the Faraday Iron Company, the sales staff is practicing sales techniques and Scotty the boss bullies Nelson into showing his pitch because despite being as big as a tree and looking like a goblin, he’s pretty easy to push around. Scotty pits Nelson against his arch-nemesis, the porcine little cretin, Phil. Phil’s acting like a dick and pressing every one of Nelson’s buttons just to get some cheap laughs at his expense.
No one’s notices that Nelson snaps when Phil asks if he’s selling “steam powered dildos” because they’re too busy laughing and laughing as Nelson gets twitchier and more wild-eyed. Finally, Phil just goes straight into bullying, telling Nelson that if he fucks as badly as he sells irons his wife really will need that dildo, and Nelson iron’s the little pigman’s face, making sure to steam it for that extra degree of burn. The co-workers, as is their wont, just kind of cower until someone manages to pull Nelson off of Phil, but unleashes his inner Hulk instead.
As the co-workers flee in horror Nelson starts swinging the iron around like it’s a bat and Scotty actually has the courage/foolhardiness to tell Nelson to “be reasonable.” This makes Nelson go full-on Hulk, throwing folders, typewriters even the desks around the room, and everyone who can locks themselves in an office out of his reach while pigman howls and cries on the floor. Once he’s good and trashed the room, Nelson takes one last moment to spook the shit out of the Faraday Iron Company by lumbering over to the office and stare in like he’s Frankenstein’s creature. Not surprisingly, this brings a brief smile to Nelson’s face, because he’s a freak.
That look can’t be good.
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