That night, Nucky waits for Rosetti to arrive at Babbette's, but while he sits all alone, he remembers the night the Volstead Act was made legal, when he welcomed Jimmy back from the war and into the service of Nucky's Boardwalk Empire. Back before things when bad. Back when he thought of Jimmy as a son. (Of course, that was the night it all started to go bad, when Nucky made Jmmy subordinate to Patty Ryan and spurred him to act out on his own.) Nucky's reverie is broken by Rosetti, who makes a point of acknowledging the swanky settings. Nucky toasts to the land of opportunity, and Rosetti tells him how in Sicily, he grew up in a cave, which sounds like self-mythologizing to me. Nucky says he too knows what it's like to end up a long way from where you started, even if he's lived in Atlantic City all his life. Rosetti raises a glass to "nostra bon fortuna," which he translates for Nucky: "To our good luck." He says they both deserve it.
They're then graced by Babbette herself, and Rosetti brazenly hits on her. She pats him on the shoulder and says, "I'm much too tough -- you'd crack a tooth." Why have we not gotten more Babbette in two-plus seasons? Nucky makes not of Rosetti's rampant horniness and essentially offers to hook him up with a whore or three. Rosetti mentions Gillian Darmody's place, and Nucky balks, which makes Rosetti think he and Gillian have a past. Which they do, but not how Rosetti's thinking. He offers to bring Nucky as his guest -- they'll make a night of it. Nucky demurs and says maybe next time he's in Rosetti's neck of the woods. Perhaps remembering Rosetti's tendency to take offense at everything, Nucky adds, "Not to imply you live among trees." Indeed, Rosetti's all, "What, like a monkey?"
Here we go. (Nucky actually says, "Are we starting with this now?") But instead of a fight, Rosetti just starts making monkey noises. Which is frightening for a whole different reason. Nucky smiles, because what the hell else are you gonna do?
In NYC, Lansky is sending Benny out on yet another delivery, once again telling him it's not the Wild West out there. Or is it, because Benny's not halfway down the block before he's approached by a guy who obviously is trying to jump him. Benny pulls his gun, but he's overtaken from behind and the first guy starts working him over. Luckily, Lansky was close enough to see it, and he runs up, shoots the first guy dead between the eyes and fires after the second, who makes it to the getaway car and starts firing back. Benny's off the ground and chasing the car, firing indiscriminately. Lansky has to shove Benny out of the way of return fire as the second guy gets away. Benny keeps yelling, "I'll fucking kill you!" after him.