Margaret flees, then, to a conversation with Dr. Landau and his wife. Landau seems like a real piece of work, telling Margaret that parties usually bore him, but this is the exception. They take sips of their drinks, and since there's already an awkward pause, Margaret decides to broach the subject that Dr. Mason brought up with her earlier: pre-natal care. Landau looks kind of put off by this and asks which doctor. Margaret has the sense enough to lie that she doesn't know, but it was an older gentleman. "The point was," she goes on, hopefully, "that the entire situation could have been prevented." "Excuse me?" says Landau, obviously offended, and this is when Nucky shows up. "Your wife's just been lecturing me on the hospital's complicity in a woman's miscarriage," he complains to Nucky, totally overreacting and being all butthurt about it. "Negligent, were we?" he asks Margaret, who sputters and turns to Nucky, saying that's not what she meant to say at all. You had to expect Nucky to take a bite out of Landau for badgering Margaret like this (actually, I was hoping we'd see some of that steel-spined Margaret we've seen before, but alas, marriage seems to have taken a lot out of her), but instead he just smooths it over and convinces everybody to stop talking shop. They're all saved by Eddie Kessler in full explorer garb, leading a treasure box into the room. Nucky and Margaret announce to the crowd that they're all welcome to partake of "King Tut's Treasure," and one by one, the party guests come up and grab a piece of shockingly valuable jewelry or some other bauble. Nucky's always been a glad-hander, but this is really taking things to another level. From across the room, Rosetti, Luciano, Rothstein, and Lansky watch this scene with a great deal of interest. Just how flush IS this guy, if he can afford to open up Scrooge McDuck's money vault like this?
Episode Report CardJoe R: B- | 307 USERS: B
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