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Nucky doesn't get much time dealing with Margaret's affair when Gyp's men ambush him in the hotel. He flees with the wounded Eddie Kessler, and as there's nowhere safe to turn, it seems he'll be losing his last loyal man. With a price on his head, Nucky seeks refuge at Chalky's...
Gillian also has to suffer under Rosetti's willfulness when he chooses her club as a new headquarter, forcing her to lock Tommy in his room and finally even take measures against Richard, as she clings to her grandson against all common sense.
As Capone's cavalry rides in, the war starts: With firepower on the one hand and scheming to alienate Masseria from Rosetti, Nucky fights to get his business back and keep his life.
Gillian takes on Gyp with her very own weapons, but sees herself overpowered; Richard poses as a one-man-army and seems to have more luck saving what's important.
Meanwhile, Margaret has run off to face difficult decisions – not only about her unborn baby, but also about the future of her marriage.moreless
The episode opens with Gillian and Richard attending the cremation of the poor Jimmy-lookalike, followed up by Nucky offering his condolences. His visit results in Gillian struggling to stay in control of her business...
Nucky himself reaches out for a powerful ally, while in private life having to deal with his mistress getting more attention than he's comfortable with.
Meanwhile, Margaret has to concern herself not only with a living birthday present for her daughter, but also with some delicate feminine issues.
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.
To celebrate the New Year of 1923, Nucky decides to hold a flash New Year's Eve bash. Margaret helps him the hosting, despite their recent disputes. Tensions heat up when a hot-tempered gangster from New York arrives in town.
Gyp bribes the townspeople into silence while Nucky schemes to have him taken out of the picture for good. Gillian has words with James regarding Tommy.
Eli uses the Easter holiday to try and get back in his brother's graces by inviting him to dinner with his family. Richard takes Tommy to the Sagorsky's house which doesn't end well and Gillian makes a sacrifice for her future.
Nucky is haunted by visions of Jimmy; Margaret embarks on plans to start a women's clinic at the hospital; Rosetti starts flexing his muscle during booze shipments; Mickey makes a bold claim, much to Harrow's frustration; and Van Alden still struggles with his new life as a door-to-door salesman.
This episode starts with a fire which lets Margarethe draw a conclusion that asks for some rigid educational methods, while in the end turning to some mischievous behavior herself. Meanwhile, Gillian feels pressured to take measure for the sake of her business; still not being able to come to terms with Jimmy's "disappearance", she makes a new acquaintance that brings back old memories.
Nucky finally has to face a judge, but finds a way to turn that incident into an opportunity...