Jimmy heads out into the night, and before he does, he pulls out the knife he used in that Chicago massacre last year. The one with the metal finger-holes and the skull-crusher thing. I'm just going to call it what I've been calling it in my head: the Fuck Knife. Because: FUCK. Anyway, Jimmy puts the Fuck Knife in his back pocket and heads out into the dark streets of NYC. He ends up at ... I'm going to say Tompkins Square Park. He stops by a statue dedicated to temperance (har har) and waits for the two Italians who were hassling Lansky to approach him. They're going to jack him for his poker money, just as Jimmy expected they would. And just as Jimmy planned, he dispatches them with the Fuck Knife in a quick and bloody affair.
Back at Nucky's, McGarrigle is as much of a hoot as ever. Only one glass of port for this guy! He tells Nucky that his organization needs guns and the money to buy them in order to combat the "barbaric English." He hopes he can count on Nucky as a "loyal son of Erin." Of course, we know Nucky hates St. Patrick's Day and is opportunistic at best when it comes to Irish issues. But Nucky still knows how to butter bread, so he writes out a check. McGarrigle -- get this -- says he would prefer cash! Nucky's like, "Yeah, well it's been that kinda night." Nucky tries to make further pleasantries, says it's a shame McGarrigle couldn't stay longer. Mr. Sunshine is like, "I've seen enough." Moran mentions that Slater will be staying on in the States. He says he's got no stomach left for the fight. Well sure, that pretty face is not meant for strife. Nucky sighs and says to bring him around tomorrow; he'll find him a job. He then excuses himself, but McGarrigle decides he'll have that second glass of port anyway. Jesus, it's The Man Who Came to Dinner and Wouldn't Eat Lamb up in here.
Meanwhile, Margaret helps the maid clear the table, saying she always found it quicker with two people. The maid is surprised to hear that Margaret used to be in service. Margaret is shocked that she's shocked. "Do I seem that grand?" The maid's like, "I didn't think you were like me." Aw. Slater smiles back at the women as he leaves. Oh, this one will be trouble. The maid blushes and tells Margaret that Slater was telling the staff "naughty" jokes before in the kitchen. Yup. Trouble.
That night, Nucky sits by the fireplace, thinking. Margaret almost leaves him alone with his thoughts, but he calls her over. She sits down and talks straight with him. Again, I love that he talks business with her! And good for him too, because Margaret is easily the smartest consigliore he's got. She asks if the State has a case -- they do. She asks him who's aligned against him. He tells her about the ward bosses (save Fleming) and the Commodore. Probably Jimmy. Margaret: "Will you not say your brother's name?" Nucky admits Eli has also betrayed him. She reprimands him for not contacting her sooner. He wanted to keep her from the news. "I keep people satisfied," he says, by way of explaining how he operates. Margaret tells him, "These people will not be satisfied." He tells her that the investigators turned the suite upside down, taking the ledger and about $20,000 in cash. Margaret crosses the room calmly, unlocks a drawer, and produces the ledger and the $20k. Nucky is duly amazed. "You are smarter than your enemies," she tells him. "And you will persevere." She then takes the ledger and tells Nucky it must be burned and future dealings committed to memory, yes? Into the fireplace it goes! Nucky tells her sent flowers, though he never signed the card. She's like, "I knew who they were from, duh!" She kisses his forehead, and says to come to bed. You know, for a day that began in jail, it's not ending too badly for ol' Nuck.