The next day, on the Boardwalk, the striking blacks are chanting as the baseball-bat wielding crackers round the corner and converge upon them, laying down beatings. Purnsley yells to hold the line, but the picketers are unarmed but for some placards. Meantime, Halloran's two cop buddies run away as the mob descends upon him too.
Elsewhere, Rothstein introduces Nucky to his lawyer, Bill Fallon, who asks young Teddy if he'd like a ball signed by Ty Cobb. "Ty Cobb is a bad man," Teddy says, in that sweet little monotone he has that makes him maybe sound like a devil child. Nucky's like, "But he gets the job done, right? Now run along." After he does, Fallon replaces the Ty Cobb ball with another from his desk drawer. I like this guy. Fallon denigrates Nucky's old lawyer, though he admits he probably can't get the trial moved back to AC either. Fallon does intimate that he can "work magic" with both juries and judges. Nucky asks what happens if he has no money for bribes. Then he's relying solely on Fallon's legal acumen. Rothstein puts in his two cents: "No one likes a long shot more than a gambler."
Halloran sits at home, bandaged and braced. Eli pays him a visit as Halloran whines that "normal white men" did this. I know! Eli's brought him some fresh peas along with some not-very-subtle talk about how sometimes, when bad things happen to us, we have to ask ourselves, "What is it that I've done to deserve this? What should I make sure I never, ever do again?" Halloran is thick, and I think he has bloody gauze packed in his ears, but he gets it. And after Eli leaves, he places a call to the post office.
Back in Atlantic City, Margaret prays in church. Father Sour-Face from before is there, and Margaret tells him about Emily's polio. He reminds her that God is with Emily. Margaret: "...As he was when it happened." He brings up her earlier confession about being tempted by someone. "You ask of God," he lectures, "but what do you offer in return?" She simply says she offers devotion in returns. He tells her that devotion is an act that you demonstrate with actions. However she wants to interpret that.