Van Alden's increasingly conflicted emotions start to interfere with his work. Nucky has words with Margaret in regards to her support. Also, Angela is taken aback when seeing Jimmy's violent side.
Nucky investigates a theft on the boadwalk, Jimmy gets on the right side of Johnny Torrio and Margaret stands her ground regarding Lucy.
Nucky's St. Patrick's Day celebrations are cut short when Van Alden raids the establishment.
On the eve of Prohibition, January, 1920. Nucky Thompson, Atlantic City's Treasurer, condemns alcohol at a Temperance League meeting for women, however, behind closed doors he is telling his ward bosses about the huge amounts of cash they could get selling bootleg liquor.