The D'Alessio brothers -- the ones named after the popes, though the only one whose name I know is Leo, because he was Doogie Howser's best friend -- are playing cards with Mickey Doyle. Leo is twanging away on a mouth harp that is totally not annoying. Thankfully, in walks Lucky Luciano to make things interesting. He introduces his pal Meyer Lansky -- it's the same guy who told Chalky his name was "Michael Lewis." And all of a sudden, he's not the jittery Chatty Cathy he was before. John Paul D'Alessio II introduces Mickey to Lucky, though in Italian he clarifies that they're only hanging on to him because he owes them money, otherwise they'd slit his throat. Heh. Lucky asks them about knocking over Nucky's bag-man, and tells them they owe Arnold Rothstein for the privilege. This is news to the D'Alessios, since Rothstein has no jurisdiction in Atlantic City. Lansky then tersely brings up the cost of gasoline, which I guess is supposed to mean that the cost of running jobs on Atlantic City when you're based out of New York (Rothstein) or Philly (D'Alessios) is pretty steep. Lucky offers a partnership -- Rothstein will back them, if they agree to knock over one of Nucky's casinos. And that, it sounds like, is just the beginning.
Episode Report CardJoe R: A- | 1356 USERS: B
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