Greetings, Gasmii! Welcome back and if I’m being completely honest…what the hell is going on? Not with the hat because that’s just Gyp and fish gotta swim, Gyp’s gotta be an inscrutable freak, but with this season because I’m still not really getting a bead on it.
As for the episode, most of the action takes place at the Ritz in the immediate aftermath of the explosion at Babette’s. Nucky’s got a vicious concussion which is affecting his hearing, vision, memory, voice, and acting skills as Steve Buscemi decided it was time to chew some scenery. Even though everyone thinks he should take some time to get some rest, Nucky didn’t retain his gamine figure into his 50s by being a lay-about, so he’s already plotting Gyp and Masseria’s demise. But he’s so messed up from the concussion that all anyone around him can do is look away awkwardly.
This leads to round 83 of Margaret’s epic bout with ennui and Catholic guilt. Although at this point the Catholic guilt’s all but gone and she just can’t handle living in close quarters with her children and the dog because Nucky’s moved the family into the Ritz after the explosion. She sighs, she purses her lips in consternation, she crinkles her brow like this is the first she’s learning of Nucky’s dealings and no one bothers to tell her this is what she wanted. Owen, for his part, just encourages her. I might be losing some sympathy for Margaret.
Meanwhile, over at the whorehouse, Richard takes the night off because he has a real date with Julia. Tumblr mourns this development because she’ll never be good enough for Richard. Tommy’s taken a liking to a pretty brunette who treats him well. This does not sit well with Gillian. It doesn’t sit all that well with the other prostitutes leading to yet another scarring moment in Tommy’s young life. Gillian rectifies the situation by getting Tommy drunk, again, and expressing her disappointment in Richard. Richard, for his part, doesn’t give a shit what Gillian thinks.
And Gyp. Gyp’s back in Tabor Heights wreaking havoc and stealing tri-corner hats. As you do when you’re the biggest freak on the Eastern seaboard.
Full recap in a few days. Until then, you can catch up on the last recap here.
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