Jimmy tries to cultivate a new revenue stream; the Commodore's crew must deal with the city's striking workers; Nucky gets a new lawyer; Van Alden's future is uncertain.
Nucky travels to Belfast in order to garner a deal with the Irish, and Margaret receives some devastating news about Emily.
While recovering from his gunshot wound, Nucky receives shocking news about his father. Jimmy's rise to power causes him to reevaluate his relationship with Angela.
Margaret travels to New York to visit her family, whilst Nucky deals with Lucy and Van Alden in Atlantic City, and Jimmy goes to drastic lengths to prove himself to his new alliance.moreless
Nucky tries to set up a risky liquor delivery to Philadelphia. Later, Attorney General Daugherty sees a problem that might complicate Nucky's case. Jimmy finds a new mentor in Leander Whitlock who is the Commodore's lawyer. Margaret finally goes to confessional. Lucy continues to struggle with loneliness while Van Alden tries to settle his conscience.moreless
During Mayor Bader's birthday party, Nucky's attorney comes up with a solution that might help Nucky in his election-rigging case. With a liquor surplus likely, Jimmy and Mickey travel to Philadelphia to search for buyers while Nucky makes a surprising deal to try and get alcohol into Atlantic City. Eli is concerned over the Commodore's ability to lead. Margaret decides to give her staff bonuses. Chalky is cornered while at work and home. Owen takes his munitions expertise and uses it. Van Alden's agents set their eyes on Mickey's warehouse. Richard lets his guard down in the name of art. And Gillian thinks of the first time she was ever with the Commodore.moreless
The Commodore uses his contacts in the Coast Guard to stop alcohol from reaching Atlantic City. With his transportation hurting, Nucky reaches out to Washington's new Attorney General, Harry Daugherty, to ask for a favor. To try and prove he's worth something, Owen stops a delivery that was headed for Lolly Steinman. At a dinner party, two dinner guests end up arguing inside Babette's. Margaret sheds her pretense with Katy and the rest of the household staff. Finally, Lucy tries to deal with her loneliness.moreless
When realizing that he might be losing control over Atlantic City, Nucky tries to figure out which one of his men betrayed him. When agents search the Treasurer's Office for evidence, Margaret tries to dig into her past to help Nucky in the present. In New York, Rothstein puts Jimmy on hold, but Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano still look to be business partners. Chalky faces problems in prison with inmate Dunn Purnsley, who has an ax to grind. Owen Sleater, a man working for John McGarrigle, looks at the Thompson residence. Finally, the Commodore decides to introduce Eli to the men who made Atlantic City.moreless