Inside the house, Margaret and June are getting to know one another, complimenting one another's children, things like that. On the subject of what a fine young man Willie has become, June says, "There was quite a lot of growing up the last couple of years." I don't t even think she meant it in a pointed way, but Margaret registers the implication nonetheless. She apologizes for everything that happened. June says it wasn't her fault, and Nucky helped them out plenty the last two years. She says she didn't think Margaret would come, and Eli told her not to bother, but she's her sister-in-law, and they'd never even met. Again, you'd think this was all passive-aggressive, but it's not. Though I do wonder if June knows that Margaret once held a shotgun on her dear husband. June seems pretty clear-eyed, though, about the business between Nucky and Eli. She tells Margaret some of what she knows about Nucky and Eli's hard upbringing, about their mother, who June knew a bit before she died, how she was the sweetest woman but also a wisp who'd blow away with the breeze. Nucky was the one who held them together. Margaret sadly says he never tells her these things. June's like, "That's how he is. Keeps it all inside. But he has a good heart."
Margaret sits down, affected. She tells June about Nucky's mistress and how they hardly talk anymore. "He's involved in doings I can't bear to think about." She says they take turns blaming each other and that she feels like "the light is being pressed out of me." June, bless her heart, takes it all in, thinks for a moment, and then turns her attention to the pineapple upside-down cake they brought. She goes to find a cake dish and places her hand on Margaret's shoulder as she passes. From outside, it sounds like Emily found the red egg. Good for her.
At the Sagorsky Happy Hour, Sagorsky is in the middle of a rant against the corrupt Harding administration. And while history will prove him right, everybody still wishes he'd just calm down about it while they try to have a nice dinner. Someone asks him who he voted for, and Sagorsky says "Eugene V. Debs." The youngest of the vets laughs that he voted for a Bolshevik, but Richard corrects him that Debs is a socialist. Before we can get into the finer points of a Communism-vs-Socialism debate that still has not been clarified enough for some people in 2012, Tommy gets up and tells Sagorsky he has to go to the bathroom. Sagorsky rudely stonewalls the kid for a moment before, at Julia's urging, telling him it's the second door upstairs. He then reminds Tommy to "aim that pistol straight at the bowl." Okay, so at this point he's that gruff and unpleasant uncle we all avoid, but still relatively harmless.