Angela Darmody is in a silky robe with her boob halfway hanging out, putting on a record. Looks like she's been having that affair after all. But wait! Who's this naked LADY she's kissing? Why it's Mary, the photographer's wife! It wouldn't be a prestige HBO drama without some lesbians, after all. They talk all sexy-like about how Nucky is onto them. Angela, for one, doesn't think Nucky will be too challenged to put two and two together. (I have to admit, if they showed this scene of Nucky catching a glimpse of these two together, I don't recall it.) Angela also makes mention of her bewilderment that Jimmy wouldn't be sending any money back for his son. Since we saw Jimmy mailing some money back home last week, you have to wonder where that money's gone. Angela and Mary keep kissing as Mary talks about one of her artist friends coming to town and taking a look at Angela's work. Clearly, Angela wants to get to New York and pursue a career. Looks like Gillian intuited pretty well the other day, huh? And for as potentially sensationalistic as the Stock Lesbian Makeout can be on a show like this, I have to say, these women project a real intimacy and heat that actually makes the scene feel MORE grounded. Unexpectedly great work.
The next day -- or, more likely, several days later -- de-hoardification procedures are taking place at the Thompson homestead. Nucky has brought Margaret and the kids by to see the progress. As Nucky heads in, he passes a barrel full of burning junk -- Fleming tells Nucky that Pa Thompson said it was junk that could be thrown out. At the top of the pile is a plaque commemorating Nucky's knot-tying skills from his days on the Junior Beach Patrol. Always sad when a father doesn't appreciate his son's nerdy accomplishments. Inside, the kitchen looks remarkably cleaned-out and painted over. Margaret notes that it's nicer than Nucky described, to which Nucky is all, "No shit." Nucky starts reminiscing about how the house seemed when he was a kid. And how imposing his father used to be when he was so small. Margaret prods a bit, asking if Pa still frightens him. "He can't hurt me now," is Nucky's reply, and we're all left to wonder how far the truth of that statement stretches. Physically, sure, but he certainly still seems to be able to rile Nucky up. Nucky grabs a nearby poker and tells Margaret of the day when he tried to reach for a piece of bread before his father. He shows Margaret the scar on his hand that was his reminder that Daddy eats first. Margaret can empathize, as she references her late husband. But, perhaps remembering Annabel's earlier advice, Margaret pumps the breaks on Nucky pouring his heart out, saying some things should stay in the past. Nucky's obviously a bit stung by this -- a Lucy move if there ever was one -- as Margaret ducks out to check on the children.