At the Commodore's mansion, the doctor from last week is giving his assessment of the arsenic poisoning. Assembled are the 'Dore himself (looking remarkably healthier, though still a bit wheezy), Gillian, Jimmy, Nucky, Sheriff Halloran ... and Louanne, who's being blamed for this. Everyone but Nucky is badgering her until she erupts with a confession. Why'd she do it? ""Cause if I'da used the shotgun, I'da had to clean the mess up myself." On first view, this seemed like a coerced confession offered up in anger and knowing she'd never get a fair shake. But watching it back, I kind of buy it. So ... Gillian wasn't poisoning him? Even though she had a bottle of poison on her last week? Anyway, whatever, I'm enjoying Louanne finally standing up for herself. Commodore wants her arrested, but Nucky intervenes. He calls her aside, hands her some money, and tells her to leave town, pronto. Change her name. Never return. Commodore's furious at this miscarriage of justice, but it sure seems that Nucky's authority in this matter is final. "Bless you," Louanne tells Nucky. "And you be careful."
In New York City, Arnold Rothstein walks to his car with Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano holding umbrellas for him. You can tell the World Series scandal has gotten worse even before he speaks (and even if you've never seen Eight Men Out) just from the way Rothstein's walking. He looks slower. Shorter. Defeated. Michael Stulbarg didn't have a big enough slice of the story to really run away with the season like I thought he would, but there right again is some great acting. Anyway, Rothstein's planning on fleeing to Scotland until this whole mess blows over. Lucky wonders if there isn't anybody in Chicago who he can buy off, but Rothstein says he's not exactly Mr. Popular in Chicago, for obvious reasons. Johnny Torrio is too new in town to give him much headway, but Lucky says Torrio could connect him to Nucky, who has the kind of sway he could use. Rothstein's like, "Oh, but remember how I've been trying to have Nucky Thompson killed for five episodes now?" Lucky and Lansky share a look, like they've been waiting to bring this up for a while, and Lansky proceeds with it: There's "no percentage" in their current war against Nucky. Maybe they should cut their losses with the D'Alessios and start fresh. Rothstein doesn't seem happy about it, but he can't really argue against it on the merits.