Elsewhere, the Commodore, Eli and Jimmy meet with Captain Bill McCoy about turning his shipping allegiances over to them. He's proving to be a tougher sell than they anticipated. "So [Nucky] bested you in the bargain and now you're fucking him over?" he accuses. He particularly seems to be repulsed at Eli for betraying his own flesh and blood. The Commodore wants McCoy to know who the real power in AC is. "That lighthouse out there," he says, "that beacon that guides you. Don't you forget who put it there." McCoy, to his credit, doesn't back down: "That scotch there that warms your winter nights? Don't you forget who put it there." Okay, I know the last thing this show needs is more characters, but more Lolly and more McCoy, please. After he leaves the Commodore says now they have to move on to the Coast Guard.
Nucky returns to his office to find that Al Capone has let himself in. Nucky, as out of touch with the future as ever, calls him "Torrio's man" and offers very little by way of small talk. So Capone delivers his message from Torrio -- "he wanted you to hear it personally" -- that he'll be getting his liquor elsewhere from now on. Nucky's like, oh this is exactly what I need. He says he'd expect a man like Torrio not to cut and run at the first sign of trouble. Of course this isn't about that; Capone has no idea about the palace coup happening, and neither does Torrio. Ah, the non-information age. Nucky wants to know who Chicago's new supplier is: New York? Philly? Waxy Gordon? (Oh please let us meet Waxy Gordon on this show some day.) What is he, distilling it from Lake Michigan? Capone says he's closer with that guess than he thinks: "Some Jews across the lake" in Canada. With George Reems in Ohio partnering up. Capone hands Nucky an envelope of cash as a token of goodwill. Nucky refuses it. Next time Torrio has something to tell him in person, he'd like to hear it in person. Capone then asks how "Jimmy Irish" is doing. Nucky's like, "You'll have to ask him." He then asks how the liquor trade in Chicago is going. Capone: "We're killin' 'em."
Back in Ocean City, Lucy is entertaining guests: the great Eddie Cantor! And I guess he's "on" all the time, huh? He tries to make her laugh, but she's deep into her depression. She thinks she's missing everything fun. Eddie seems excited for her about the baby, but he doesn't know she's not keeping it. She tells him about the guy who knocked her up, that he's married. Eddie's like, "Who, Mr. Meuller?" That's the name on the mailbox, apparently. She tells him he's "some prohie I met in a speak." Eddie's like THAT is some bad luck. He has real sympathy for her. I keep waiting for it to get lecherous or predatory, but he honestly cares for her. As she lights up a cigarette (Mom of the century!), he asks her if Nucky knows. She wouldn't be surprised, he knows everything else. She wants to hear all the vaudeville gossip. Eddie: "Besides you?" Heh. He shows her a script for a new show. The plot? "A showgirl wants to marry a society boy." He fake-snoozes out of boredom, but Lucy's interested. "A Dangerous Maid," it's called. This is the most I have ever liked Lucy Danziger ever.