Capone's having dinner and upbraiding Van Alden for selling whisky in his territory on O'Banion's behalf, and a very worried Van Alden doesn't correct him on the aquavit but does try to tell Capone that O'Banion is unaware of his activities. This amuses Capone -- who looks like he's growing comfortably into his increasing autonomy -- and he starts pressing Van Alden on what O'Banion's like to work for. "He has his peccadilloes," says Van Alden. Capone asks his name again, and Van Alden offers up just "George." Then Van Alden turns to the Bible, because it's been great for him this far, and starts reciting from the book of the Job, much to Capone's consternation. Van Alden pleads with Capone that he's just trying to provide for his family and he should have done a better job of eschewing evil. Capone opts for the no-more-Mr.-Nice-Guy strategy and sticks his fork in Van Alden's cheek. Doesn't break the skin (not yet). Says Van Alden's going to pay him back, and Van Alden is, essentially, cool with that. Returning to the happy spectrum of his bipolar disorder, Capone slides some food over to Van Alden -- offering him the cheek fork -- and tells him to spill everything he knows about O'Banion's operation.
Jimmy James, carrying a gun, enters a darkened room and crosses the floor to a bed that's not NEARLY lumpy enough to contain Jess Smith, but he starts to pull back the quilt anyway and then Jess comes out of the bathroom, leveling his own gun at Means. Means spins a story about Harry being concerned about Jess and sending Means to check on him, which seems unlikely given the way he was just stalking in the room with a gun. Jess is not so depressed that he can't figure out what's going on. "How much is Harry paying you to murder me?" he asks. Means calls these the "fever dreams of a restless imagination" and Jess starts to sob. He lowers the gun, and Means takes a tentative step forward, only for Jess to raise it again. So Means puts his gun down on the bed and raises his hands. Jess asks him if he's ever actually killed a man, and Means confesses he's never actually "brought down the curtain" like CHRIST GIVE ME A GUN I'LL SHOOT HIM MYSELF. "I'll show you how easy it is," says Jess, who then shoots himself, which wasn't unexpected. Means picks up his gun, gives a little chuckle, and walks out.