Van Alden returns home, passes Sigrid and the baby and heads straight to the bedroom. He takes a pouch of payoff money and sticks it behind the mirror in his bedroom. Moral dilemmas!
In his office, Nucky looks out his window towards the ocean. Chalky shows up upon request, and he's bummed. His people are losing faith in him. Nucky's like, now that you mention it, it's time to give your people the justice they crave. Remember what Chalky talked about before? About grinding the gears of Atlantic City to a halt? Nucky says do it. Call a strike. It would cost the city a fortune and Chalky holds all the cards. You know, you'd think Chalky would be angrier at Nucky for stepping down and leaving Chalky high and dry in the power structure of Atlantic City. Though I guess this plan will alleviate that some.
At Babbette's, Jimmy is celebrating with the other alderman and his supporters. Neary is being especially obnoxious, as he's the new treasurer. Richard is there, looking awkward; Jimmy makes a point of talking to him, saying they'll get him a fancy new mask, among other things. Mickey and Manny show up, getting a stink eye from Jimmy in the process, and Eli keeps pestering Jimmy for a word, though Jimmy puts him off. Jimmy instead makes a speech about a new era of people-pleasing in Atlantic City. "Talk is cheap," he begins -- "So's Nucky!" interjects Mickey. Jimmy sneers at Mickey to let him finish. Leander proposes a toast: "To Prince James." Manny looks at Jimmy with that same judgment in his eyes. Jimmy knows what he's thinking and is squirming.
At home, Nucky shares a drink with Owen and say they need to talk. Nucky's "I know what's going on" talk feints towards Owen sleeping with Margaret on the day Nucky was shot, but this is really about Owen shooting the guy at the bar. Nucky is wise to the fact that Owen is here in the States on IRA business. He wants him to set up a meeting with McGarrigle in Belfast. Nucky's got a proposition for him.