Out in the lobby, Nucky tracks down this single mother. He chats her up by the elevator, casual and non-threatening when we all know he might as well be sealing her up in mylar and adding her to his collection. She asks him if he has any children, and he says no -- he had a son, but he died. So there's one thing we were pretty sure of that's now actually true. Mark it down.
At the Van Alden home, Nelson and Rose say their grace before afternoon tea. You should not be the least bit surprised to learn that the Van Alden version of grace prominently features the word "fear." For pretty much no reason at all, Rose starts crying, and the upshot is that she hasn't been able to conceive, and this brings her shame. She's kind of hilariously operatic about it, all "Every 28 days, the blood flows and my worth as a woman diminishes." And apparently, Nelson won't allow her to seek medical treatment for it, because the Lord wouldn't want it or something. And not for nothing, but ... maybe it's better off? Who'd want to have Lars Von Trier here as a dad anyway. But Rose's friend Naomi Ellsworth has heard of a procedure that could clear the whole issue up, and it'd only cost $270. Van Alden resists and harangues and invokes The Lord, but he ultimately resigns to "do what [he] can."