Jimmy's throwing out some pervert who went too far with one of the ladies. Between the new suit and the confident demeanor, Jimmy's clearly come into his own here, and Nucky sees it immediately. Jimmy spots Nucky sitting with Torrio, and so commences a suuuuper awkward conversation, where the dynamic seems to be Jimmy trying to make pleasant conversation and Nucky giving short, condescending answers. What's he doing in Chicago? "I've been coming to Chicago since before you were born, James." (Torrio: "Who do you think lit that fire?" Heh.) After rolling his eyes at Jimmy's new suit (awfully Eli of you, Nucky), Nucky calls over to Eddie (who's been having his crotch massaged by a hooker for the last five minutes) and says to call them a cab. Jimmy offers to drive them himself, but Nucky uses that as an excuse to tell Jimmy that they've all been getting along just fine without him in Atlantic City -- even his wife and kid. He says the next time he feels like buying himself an expensive wristwatch, send the money home instead. Jimmy takes offense, saying he writes home every week, it's Angela who never writes back. Both men are too pissed at each other now to investigate further into this discrepancy, and Nucky just storms off.
That night, Eli stops by the casino to make his collection. Something's wrong, though, starting with the record player rotating with the needle on the center of the record. Eli doesn't notice that, nor the fact that there doesn't seem to be any action going on inside the place. Just a dealer standing with his head facing down. Eli approaches him, and from behind, a masked man raises a gun to Eli. By the time Eli notices the bound and gagged patrons in the corner of the room, it's too late -- a second robber storms out and shoots him in the side. The D'Alessio brothers (recall this being the plot they hatched with Lucky Luciano last week) grab the sacks of money and scramble out to the car, right past Mrs. Eli who is still snoozing in the front seat. Inside, Eli is alive but in great pain.
Back in Chicago, Nucky is dining with Senator Edge when he gets word from Eddie about the shooting. He finds a telephone and immediately places a call to Margaret, who's in bed. He tells her that Eli's been shot (though still alive). He needs Margaret to immediately go to his office and secure some documents and records for him. Margaret wonders why he's not asking one of his many cronies. "I don't know what's happening right now," says Nucky, clearly mindful that this could be a palace coup for all he knows, and for now, he'd prefer to rely only on Margaret. He instructs her to find his ledger book in his desk, bring it back, hide it in his closet, then remain with the children in the suite until he gets home. Oh, and don't open the ledger. Margaret agrees, then asks Nucky if he's all right. Nucky, with terrifying honesty, replies, "I don't know."