Jimmy returns home -- fresh from a trip full of out-of-state murdering -- and finds that Angela has cut her hair into a flapper 'do, to match the style of the time. Is this foreshadowing for Angela getting into some Roxie Hart style shenanigans next season?
Up at the AC Republican Club and Back-Slapping Association, the local pols and ward bosses receive the increasingly sunny-looking returns and thus are given towards drink and merriment. Jimmy, sitting off in the corner, is merely given towards the drink. And the scowling. Eddie brings Nucky the news that Arnold Rothstein wouldn't be indicted. When he leaves Nucky's office, it's just Nucky and Eli, who has still not gotten over ... anything. I'd wager Eli Thompson has not gotten over one thing in his entire life. Despite the fact that Nucky is giving him a cut of Rothstein's million-dollar payout. Despite Nucky's assurances that all will be made right, with regard to Eli's "resignation" from his sheriff's post. Despite all that, Eli still insists on being bitter, towards Nucky and his "magic scepter" and way with words. Of course, Nucky doesn't help his cause much. When Eli tells him, "Your words actually affect people," Nucky responds, "What's that? Dale Carnegie?" Still, it's hard not to side with Nucky against Eli's petty grousing. "Blood is thicker than water," Nucky assures his brother. Eli, of course, asks, "Why did it have to be my blood?"
Moments later, Nucky emerges from his office to tell his assembled flunkies that the returns are in and Atlantic City has a new mayor: Edward Bader. Congratulations all around, and Nucky pulls Bader in to whisper something in his ear. Bader then thanks his cohorts for their support, then turns to Sheriff Halloran, thanks him for his "long and meritorious service to Atlantic City," then promptly relieves him of his duties. Halloran thinks this is maybe a joke, but O'Neill turns to him: "Relax, kid. It's what Nucky wants." Bader then reinstates Eli as sheriff. Nucky offers a toast to his brother, who is conspicuous in his lack of reaction.