Nucky's guilty conscience about killing off Jimmy last season is starting to rear it's ugly head. He's having these crazy dreams about boys having bullet holes in their heads and oozing blood out of them. He can't sleep, but is trying to tell himself it's because his little lady friend Billie isn't around for the moment. The entire episode he's emphatically calling her. Trying to maybe sleep in his office, Nucky gets an actual call from Margaret, who's hassling him to get home and make arrangements with the priest for his big fancy award ceremony later on. Nucky doesn't want any part of it and heads out. Margaret then tries to hassle the priest to get a private vip meeting with the Bishop for some reason or another.
|The boy of Nucky's dreams, literally :-/|
|Gyp and Gillian, up to no good, as usual.|
Nucky and Margaret are in church for his fancy medal ceremony. And of course Nucky sees the dead boy from his dreams as the alter boy and spends most of the event trying to shake the image of a dead baby Jimmy from his head. He's just about able to comprehend that Margaret tricked the head of the hospital into supporting her program for women's pre-natal education classes. That's why she was pushing for a meeting with the Bishop. Cornered infront of this high ranking religious official, the hospital chief didn't have much of a choice but to concur when Margaret presented the issue to his high holiness. Score one for Margaret!
After church, Nucky goes back to the office and is greeted by Richard Harrow, who's looking to take credit for Manny Horvitz's murder. Claiming it was only Horvitz he was after to avenge the death of Angela Darmody, Nucky relaxes a might. He eventually gets in touch with Billie Kent and basically becomes a cling-a-saurus rex.
And then at the end of the episode, the booze shipment Nucky and Gyp agreed upon is being loaded into the cars. Gyp's there to oversee it, and is upset when only Owen Slater and Eli Thompson are there for Nucky. When Owen opens up a notepad and reads to Gyp "Bone For Tuna" as a message from Nucky. Gyp takes it as a huge slight, and despite driving away with booze, you know he's not done with Nucky yet...
For next week:
How long will Billie Kent stand for this Nucky "Cling Wrap" Thompson act?
Who's Gyp gonna hurt to get back at Nucky? He's crazy, so every option is viable.
Will someone please tell Van Alden to quit his stupid job and just join the mob? We all know it's gonna happen. This is just avoiding the inevitable.