Father Schuck dances around it, claiming that the bishop is just too busy for one. Margaret’s used to smelling bullshit and does her own little dance pointing out that Nucky will be so disappointed after he was so generous with the diocese and encourages Sch(m)uck to try and make it happen because she wouldn’t want the bishop to look like he’s ashamed of meeting members of his flock. Then to drive the point home, Margaret touches the priest on the arm and offers to call the bishop’s private secretary to handle the arrangements if they’re too much of a bother for him. Realizing he’s way outmatched in this battle of wits, the priest says he’s sure something can be arranged.
Whatever Peggy wants…Peggy gets.
Out in Chicago, Nelson comes back from the rest room and all his co-workers are watching and giggling as he picks up a fountain pen. He hesitates briefly, looking for his little notebook and completely misses his pink-faced co-worker barely containing his glee, then begins writing, getting sprayed with ink. Ho, ho, ho. The things you had to do to entertain yourself before your whole life was contained on a tiny phone.
As his co-workers laugh and laugh and Nelson considers taking them down to the lake for a baptism, Scotty the boss comes in and starts spouting the company slogans and selling points while Nelson haplessly wipes the ink off his face and reaches a slow burn. Once the pep talk is over, Scotty hands out the day’s leads but Nelson’s near hysteria about his shirt being splattered in ink so he hides behind his sales case and pretends the strap’s broken. Scotty’s all “freak” but leaves his leads on the desk calling Nelson a “pip and a half.”
I don’t understand what that MEANS.
We’re at a roadside diner so that can only mean one thing, the crazy’s come to town. Nucky walks into the diner and is greeted by a gravelly chipper voice welcoming him to Tabor Heights. Gyp’s set up an “office” by the window and is having coffee with his goon, who gets up when Nucky walks in, followed by the sheriff and his deputy. Gyp tries to be coy but Nucky just wants to get down to business and figure out what exactly he did to piss of Rosetti so he can negotiate a solution.
Of course, Nucky also uses the word “whom” because he forgot that thugs don’t like the fancy book larning and Gyp mocks him. But Gyp wants his booze because if he can’t provide his clients with liquor someone else will and then he’s screwed. Nucky HILARIOUSLY points out that Gyp’s acting like a petulant child because he forgot about the tantrum he threw at Babette’s because the table settings for his birthday party weren’t perfect.
Hey pot, it’s me kettle.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10