Nucky's back up in his suite, listening to Bader and the other braying aldermen fuck up a joke about Peter Stuyvesant and Peter Minuet. True to his character, Nucky cannot abide ignorance, and especially not after the day he's had. He blows his top, running these buffoons up one side and down the other about how they're not taking the election seriously. Certainly the Democrats aren't hardy-harring around at this late stage of the game. "The people want reform," he says, "especially women." They need a way to combat that. Step 1? Nucky's replacing Eli as sheriff. He says Eli "tendered his resignation," but that's like saying Hans Schroeder signed divorce papers. Nucky then names Deputy Halloran as the new sheriff, and he obviously accepts. No, it's not a qualitative upgrade, but sometimes you just need to clean the bedsheets.
Angela brings Tommy down to the Boardwalk, to meet up with Mary at the photo shop. But she finds it emptied out, with a For Rent sign on the front window and a strange man sweeping things up inside. He tells Angela that Mr. Dittrich hurried out of town in the dead of night, with his wife in tow. "The lease says 'broom clean,'" he grouses. "But they couldn't be bothered." So Angela is stung that Mary left for Paris, without her and with Robert. Then Tommy runs up to her with a faded photograph of a married couple (possibly the Dittrichs themselves, it's hard to say). "Look, Mommy: ghosts!" Angela looks stricken. Maybe because she knows the symbolism is getting a little obvious.
Sebso comes to see Van Alden and hands him his transfer letter: he's put in to join the Detroit field office. Sebso's tone isn't angry, just kind of resigned disappointment that Van Alden's relentless suspicion is driving him to such measures. All the while, Van Alden is regarding him as if to say, "Indeed. Exactly what a Christ-killer would say..." Sebso does ultimately acknowledge the elephant in the room: that Van Alden doesn't trust him "for some reason." This part actually is a bit interesting, in a simple-irony sort of way: Sebso is completely worthy of suspicion, given that he's guilty and all; but Van Alden's reasons for suspicion are, pardon the phrasing, suspect. Sebso directly mentions the "insinuations about my religion," and Van Alden leans back and nods like, "Yup. I sure did." Van Alden says something doesn't add up about the Winslow shooting, adding that "temptation knows no rank." He's referring to the brand new wingtips Sebso is sporting. "They were on discount, I got them at Driscoll's!" Sebso yelps defensively, in perhaps my favorite non-Lucy line reading of the series. Van Alden says he needs men he can trust. "You can trust me, God damn it!" Sebso yells again. "What do I have to do to convince you?" Oh, Sebso. Never ask that question of the guy with religious crazy in his eyes.