Angela's at the Dittrichs' photo shop, where Robert is letting her down (semi-) gently about how his art dealer friend from Greenwich Village isn't interested in her work. It certainly seems like now that Jimmy is back in the picture, the Dittrichs are backing off of Angela. Or shunning her! Mary seems more sympathetic, but she just stands there while Robert runs down Angela's style as a "cheap imitation." You know, if Gillian were here, she'd have a good chuckle at the fair-weather-ness of Angela's friends here.
That night, at Babbette's, Nucky tries to woo a prospective mayoral candidate, while Sophie Tucker performs onstage. (Tucker is played by Kathy Brier, formerly of One Life to Live.) While Tucker tells bawdy jokes, Nucky butters up Edward Bader, his candidate-to-be (incidentally, the actor who plays Bader also spent some time on One Life to Live ... as a corrupt mayor). And by the by, we see Margaret is wearing a certain exquisite, beautiful, expensive blue dress. Somebody's learned to harness her inner Nucky as well as her inner Lucy. Bader makes a joke of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Tucker begins to sing "Some of These Days," and Nucky suggests Margaret take Mrs. Bader up for a better view. Now alone with Bader, Nucky makes the pitch that he run for mayor. Bader realizes he won't have any real power, but Nucky convinces him it will at least be good for his construction business. Nucky's not just selling corruption, though. Between roads and jobs and a convention center -- even a ballfield -- they can do great things together. Obviously, Bader's sold, even if he makes the usual "I'll have to discuss it with my wife" deferment. He turns to Tucker onstage and says, "1920. The world belongs to the young." Nucky smirks that they'll just let them think it does. Nucky gets up to leave, pulling Eddie away from his flirting-with-Babbette time.
Nucky and Margaret (flanked by Eddie) take to the Boardwalk, where the carnival barker is busy hyping his new, WILDLY racist attraction, Mombo, a savage from deepest, darkest Africa. I'd be much more shocked by this if it didn't immediately remind me that Vince McMahon and the WWF had pretty much the same attraction in the mid-'80s. ...And early '90s. Wow, it is no fun to realize how racist you didn't realize things were when you were eleven. Anyhoo, Nucky and Margaret head towards the Ambassador, when some skinny punk calls out Nucky's name and starts approaching him for a handshake. Perhaps recalling McKinley's assassination, Nucky is immediately wary. But he doesn't realize this guy is a diversion. Eddie spots the real gunman coming up behind Nucky. He dives at the guy, pushing his arm enough that the shot doesn't hit Nucky. Just an innocent bystander lady, clean through the back of her right shoulder. The blood spatters on Margaret's nice new dress, and the woman tumbles onto both her and Nucky. Everybody on the Boardwalk scatters, including the decoy. Eddie manages to shoot the fleeing gunman in the leg as he escapes.