Jimmy crosses the room, not reacting much to Nucky's "There's a new sheriff in town" pleasantries. Paddy Ryan -- that up-and-comer who Nucky wanted to make Jimmy second-in-command to in the pilot episode -- greets Jimmy, who is clearly not going to give this guy anything approaching warmth or good humor. Paddy remarks that Nucky's been real good to him. Jimmy, looking to start a fight, says Nucky's must've pimped out Paddy's mother too, then. Nucky hauls Jimmy off into the foyer, where Jimmy rattles off some more complaints about how Nucky will use anyone to advance his agenda, down to 13-year-old girls. Jimmy's starting to sound like Eli with all the whining. Again, Nucky maybe could do better than to defend himself by saying the Commodore "took good care" of Gillian when she was but an orphan. But still, Jimmy kvetches that Nucky looking out for him was out of guilt. Nucky's like, "Guilt, duty, the fuck difference did it make to you?" Jimmy says he thought Nucky loved him; Nucky says he's not his father. Jimmy decides to maybe go take it up with the man who IS his father, despite Nucky's urging that he go home, sober up, and be with his wife. Jimmy yanks his arm away and says, "Stop pretending you give a shit!"
Margaret, Nan, and the kids sit at home and eat their Irish Fortune Cake. Nan, of course, finds the ring in her slice of cake, taking it as iron-clad proof that Warren will make her his bride. "First Lady of the United States," she muses aloud, like the damn fool she is. Margaret asks what she'll do if Harding doesn't send for her, which of course offends Nan greatly. And then Margaret pulls the rag out of her cake, underlining her greatest fears. Oh, Ireland. You can even make dessert mournful and desperate.
Van Alden's boxing up his things in his office when he gets a visit from Lucy Danziger, drowning in fox fur and rouge. Surprise, surprise! She's pregnant! Is this demon spawn growing in her belly the sign from God that Van Alden asked for? Does this mean he needs to stick around for next season? Will he take Lucy SHOPPING for maternity clothes?
At the Casa Commodore, Gillian is sweetly giving the old man milk to drink, so he can start rebuilding his stomach lining. Isn't it just the cutest thing? Jimmy, because he's in a mood, bitches about the "happy family" thing they've got going. Gillian fixes him with a look and says, "You don't have to be so fretful all the time." That is the sweetest way to say "Stop being such a bitch" I have ever heard. She then exits, leaving the Commodore room to maneuver with his son. Jimmy gives the old man the (ill-advised) bourbon he's been clamoring for, then the 'Dore starts grousing about Nucky letting Louanne go, which transitions to grousing about Nucky being the reason he went to jail -- for election-rigging, it turns out. Apparently, Woodrow Wilson (the then-governor) struck a deal that would send only one of the Commodore and Nucky to jail. The plan was for the 'Dore to take the fall, have Nucky run things, and then "square things up" when he got out. But we all know how things turned out. Of course, there's no doubt that the Commodore raised Nucky in his own image. Jimmy talks about being afraid to come to the mansion when he was a kid, and Nucky telling him it was his duty, to be there for his mom. "Manipulative son of a bitch!" Commodore hacks. Again, it's kind of hilarious to watch these two twist their petty grudges into proof of operatic machinations on Nucky's part. They'd fit in well with Eli. Which is probably for the best, because when the Commodore finally pitches Jimmy on the idea of wresting control of AC back from Nucky -- playing on Jimmy's resentment that he's got to be the murdering muscle behind Nucky's fancy suits and decorum -- it's Eli who he brings out as their silent partner. Jimmy and Eli have never gotten along, it's true; but it looks like common enemies are making some strange bedfellows.