Well hello there, Gasmii! It was a strange, disjointed episode so let’s jump right into it.
Margaret’s getting restless and horny and when Mrs. Shearer stops by after class to tell Margaret she needs a diaphragm, Margaret decides to kill two birds with one stone. Then while she’s out pony shopping for Emily, Margaret continues on her classy tour of places to bang Owen by fooling around with him in the car. The romance with these two always leaves me so lightheaded and dreamy, I tell ya.
Over at the whorehouse, Gillian’s rebounded from her momentary weakness of accepting Jimmy’s untimely death and getting her Medea on by letting Nucky know full well she knows what’s the what with Jimmy and letting slip to Gyp that Nucky’s meeting with Rothstein and Luciano at Babette’s that night. Gyp responds to this news as one would expect.
Out in Chicago, Nelson gets sucked deeper into O’Banion’s mess when he’s dragged along to a meeting with Torrio and Capone as Deanie’s “muscle” then has to set up a still in his apartment to pay off the debt to O’Banion. Overwhelmed by just how much his life has turned to shit Nelson behaves very inappropriately at work but seems to enjoy it. Then he tries to convince Sigrid they have to leave, again. Anywhere she wants except New York, New Jersey and, well, Illinois now. Sigrid’s all “Pish, I’ve been making O’Banion’s homebrew and squirreling aside some bottles of Aquavit for us to sell for St. Bork Bork’s Day. We’ll make way more money as bootleggers then you ever made selling irons.” Nelson is not unimpressed with how easily booze sells itself during Prohibition.
And Nucky. He and Esther flirt, banter and meet up with Means who continues to talk like an old Southern biddy in a David Lynch movie but manages to squeeze out some good intel to Nucky about how very deeply Andrew Mellon despises Daugherty and where he can rendezvous with the Secretary. It doesn’t appear to go very well until it does. Meanwhile, things with Billie aren’t going very well, either, until they are.
So the episode ends with Nucky on top of the world and strolling down the boardwalk with Billie, Rothstein and Luciano. What could possibly go wrong?
Meanwhile, Jack Huston was in a rather dashing editorial modeling tweeds in the British countryside for GQ and he really does look like Errol Flynn.
Full recap in a few days. Until then, you can catch up on the last recap here.
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