We're at home with Chalky White, an idyllic scene, but there are cracks aplenty. His youngest asks Chalky to look at her homework, and his son, Lester, is like, "You're asking Dad??" Awkward moment! Mom checks the homework, for reasons Chalky passes off as "I'm too strict." Lester sees through it and is at the age where he's looking to puncture some of the bubbles that surround his parents, but his mom tells him to quit "teasing" his father. "He knows who bring home the bacon!" Chalky says, saving face. His older daughter, Maybelle, wants her new boyfriends to come over for dinner, which Lenore thinks is only appropriate. "If a young lady is being courted, it needs to be in a respectable manner." This crew isn't even fancy by African-American standards at the time; they're just plain fancy. Anyway, Maybelle's like, "He's going to study medicine," which causes Chalky to declare the boy and "educated buck." There's always a low-level dread beneath everything Chalky does, because he's a coiled wire of pure rage at all other time, but today especially seems ripe for an explosion of something awful. Chalky acquiesces to dinner "with all the fixings." After all he's been craving Hoppin' John "since the moon was blue." Lenore and Maybelle look down at their plates at this. Guess they were hoping for something in the foie gras family.
At the Darmodys' seaside cottage of secret longing, Angela is hanging up drawings when Richard arrives. Jimmy's not there -- he left after a phone call from Gillian last night and hasn't been back. Angela thought he'd be with Richard, but guess not. "He doesn't tell me anything," she says, not with anger but with resignation. She worries about "this business with Nucky," and says she saw Nucky on the Boardwalk and he wouldn't even look at her. Harrow looks over Angela's drawings and proclaims them, "very bold." He talks about coming across an artist in France, and she surmises from what he says that it was de Chirico. She asks him if he's ever posed for an artist. No. He used to draw when he was a child and found it relaxing. She says it can be, or it can be maddening.