At the Maison Derriere, Richard peeks in on a sleeping Tommy. Gillian is sitting in a chair next to the bed, seemingly waiting for Richard to show up so she can upbraid him for what happened tonight. Because apparently Tommy wandering down to the sex rooms and getting an eyeful is entirely Richard's fault. He apologizes, but she says the damage is already done. And while it's true that Tommy is now destined to grow up to be Leopold and/or Loeb, it had more to do with Oedipal Grandma the Whoremaster than it does with Richard. Gillian spots the lipstick mark on Richard's mask and snarks, "I'm sure you had a stimulating meeting." Oh, go to bed, you regretful old bag of bones. She leaves, and Richard looks in the mirror and smiles at the evidence of his wonderful night. He sits down next to Tommy, who stirs. Richard asks him if he's okay. "I wanna go home," the boy says sadly. See? Leopold. And/or Loeb.
Margaret leads Nucky to his office, where Sleater says that they're all here but Torrio. Nucky sternly tells him to open the door, "and don't stand close to me." After Nucky walks in, Sleater hangs back with Margaret. "We'll go," she whispers to him, "as soon as we're able." She then walks out through the throng of gangsters, politicians, and professional hangers on. The business she's in.
Inside his office, Nucky tries to fight off his blurry vision so he can make his case in the most confidence-inspiring way possible. He stumbles over a word here or there, but he ends up making a classic politician's speech about banding together through adversity and the opportunities that wait for them on the other side. "Expansion, cooperation, profit, peace." It might as well be a bumper sticker. Waxey Gordon says he's got no beef with Rosetti and the others seem to agree with him. Nucky says this isn't their fight yet, but it will be soon, and they wouldn't have come if they didn't already know that. He puts his plan forward: back him in his war with Masseria and Rosetti, and in return, he will be proud to call each one of them his partner. There's silence throughout the room, until Rothstein finally speaks up. Everybody is obviously deferring to him, and it's clear from the outset that this isn't going to be good news. They all accepted this invitation out of respect, he says, but while they wish him the best of luck, but they won't back him. Nucky accuses Rothstein of rallying everyone against him, though they say it didn't take much persuading. Rothstein can't resist playing a bit of the TOLDJA game, too, harkening back to their conversation earlier this season about Nucky's head not being in the game. Nucky says Rothstein is letting emotion get in the way of sense. "Have you know that to be a habit of mine," Rothstein says evenly. Good point. He gathers Luciano and Lansky and exits, followed by everybody else. "I won't forget this!" Nucky repeatedly calls after Rothstein. All alone.