Nucky's at home, fairly engrossed in reading Return to Oz -- y'all can work out the thematic resonance of that choice of literature yourselves. I'll be the one noticing that Margaret is once again wearing that purple drop-waisted dress she got from Madame Jeunet. They get to chatting about Harding, Margaret saying that what she now knows of him -- Nan and all -- might make it harder for her to vote for him. "If we only elected good men," Nucky says, "we'd never have leaders." There's a cynical statement of purpose if I ever heard one. Margaret then brings up Madame Jeunet's sad state of affairs, though she gets no sympathy from Nucky, who tries to brush this off as something Marie Antoinette over there should take up with her alderman. When it becomes clear that Margaret wants Nucky to intercede on her behalf, he gets prickly, saying that the cost of doing business on the Boardwalk is what it is, and if Jeunet can't afford it, then she shouldn't have a shop there. Margaret presses, which is when Nucky snaps that "This is not a suitable topic," and Margaret gets the message. He stomps off, making excuses about an early meeting.
Angela is showing off her art to Robert Dittrich, while Mary opens a bottle of wine. Robert's getting a bit liberal with his arms as he examines the piece, and he doesn't seem to notice Angela's discomfort with his handsiness. You'd think Mary would be getting jealous at this kind of interaction too, but surprise: Angela and Mary's Sapphic romance is actually a freaking bohemian threeway deal with Robert as well. Though it's clear that Angela's more interested in Mary. Angela asks about Robert's art-dealer friend, and he says he's in Paris at the moment, and the way he says it sure seems like he's been shining her on about these ambitions of hers. They start gulping wine straight from the bottle, then getting all three-way kissy-face with each other. Angela's uncomfortable still, but Robert assures her that everybody in Paris is doing it. Again with this Gallic peer pressure. If the French started having sex while lying on a bed of croissants, would you do that too, Angela? I guess we'll never know, because there's a knock at the door.
Jimmy's home! You can imagine how psyched Angela is to see him. Things get awkward pretty much immediately, and the Dittrichs gather their things and head out. Once they're gone, Angela tells Jimmy he should've let her know she was coming. He did, he says, then curses Western Union for apparently not delivering the telegram. He tries to kiss her and she recoils -- she's mad at him for never calling, sure, but she's also mad that he came home at all. He persists, she slaps him, and he persists some more. Like, severely so. Is it rape if he's her husband? [Or pseudo-husband even? -- Angel] If she eventually stops slapping at him and starts kissing him back as they do it on the kitchen table? I mean, whatever, I think that question is beside the point anyway. The point is -- these were husbands and wives back then, and it's ugly, which is why you're seeing it. Jimmy's come back a changed person, and you're seeing that too.