Chalky botches the hit on Narcisse and ends up wounded himself. Van Alden saves Al Capone when the building is lit up with Tommy gunfire, and Nucky is forced into dealings with Narcisse.moreless
Eli discovers Eddie's key whilst investigating his death, but can't access what it opens, and Nucky gets some nuckie with Sally.
While visiting Tampa, Nucky finds himself attracted to a local bar owner. Willie tries to pinch some alcohol from Mickey's warehouse, and Richard's sister comes to his aid.
Owen makes plans with Katie as well as with Margaret, but those will turn out a whole different way after Nucky sends him to take care of Joe. Nucky too makes promises to his wife, speaking of a better future while trying to sort out his current business situation – being troubled with this, he turns down Chalky, one of his few allies left. On the political side, Gaston takes further action.
Meanwhile, Gyp has to deal with the uncertainties of nature, and Nelson "George Muller" Van Alden with the nature of uncertain dealings.
Van Alden battles with his conscience. Nucky's court case hits a hurdle while he tries to set up a liquor delivery to Philadelphia.
Nucky's attorney devises a plan that may help in Nucky's court case. Eli grows concerned over the Commodore's leadership abilities and Mickey's warehouse is next in Van Alden's sights.
Nucky asks the Attorney General for a favor when the Commodore stops alcohol reaching Atlantic City.
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.