Back at the Sagorskys and Paul’s still on a conspiracy theory rant, this time about what a bunch of crooks Harding’s cabinet is. Richard’s finished his meal so he rejoins them in time to learn that Paul voted for Eugene Debs (Of COURSE he did) and Richard to explain that Debs was a socialist not a Bolshevik.
Before Richard can explain that difference, though, Tommy needs to use the bathroom and heads straight over to Paul to tell him he has to pee. Paul can’t figure out why he needs to know that and Julia says the boy just wants to know where the bathroom is. Paul confirms with Richard that Tommy’s “housebroken” (pretty much) then tells Tommy it’s upstairs.
Hey gramps…got any hooch?
With a warning to make sure he doesn’t pee all over the bathroom, Paul sends Tommy upstairs, who upon finishing does what any other six-year-old would do: sneak around looking at the bedrooms. First Julia’s with the pretty lamp, then Paul’s austere room…then the one with a sporting banner on the closed door. No, Tommy! NOOO! But the room is just a teen boy’s room with athletic trophies and knick knacks…and as the soundtrack kicks into Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Tommy spies an array of toy ones.
Eli and Nucky are out in the shed having their drink and talking about going to church. Nucky had to go since he’s a “knight” now and they laugh at how ridiculous that is. Eli wonders if they make Nucky confess but he thinks that’s just for people in “steerage.” Because he doesn’t know the proverb about rich men and getting a camel through the eye of a needle.
But that was just prologue. Eli wants to know just what he has to do to atone. He thinks nearly losing everything and now having to take Doyle’s shit should suffice but Nucky must think forgiveness is also for steerage because he whines about how Eli thinks nothing’s ever his fault and can still call himself Nucky’s “brother” and how much it all still hurts him. Well, try going to prison to have that come to Jesus moment.
Eli, sending you to prison for my crime hurt me more than it hurt you.
Eli grabs a gun off a shelf and puts it in front of Nucky. He tells Nucky to just do it already because he knows Nucky will sooner or later, and to just get it over with. Nucky picks up the gun and Eli’s eyes get watery but Nucky unloads it and asks why everything has to be a melodrama with Eli. Says the man who pitches a hissy if Eddie doesn’t pick the right pair of shoes for his suits.
NotJimmy and Gillian are in bed and he asks about her “dead husband.” He figures she married him for his money but Gillian spins a yarn about how they knew each other since they were children and even though she was older than him, and that’s difficult for a woman, they worked it out. Hmm, curious. NotJimmy asks how he died and Gillian says that he walked out one night and never came back and…no. I can’t. She just told NotJimmy that real Jimmy was her dead husband.
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