At the post office, Agents Sawicky and Clarkson are totaling up seized moneys, but when Clarkson offers to process the cash, Van Alden elbows him out, making me think he's planning on skimming more Lucy money. When Van Alden heads to the loo, Clarkson starts grumbling about him, and about how he thinks he's gone dirty. Sawicky isn't sold, but Clarkson saw him a few weeks back, driving with a suspicious person. He tailed him to a bar; a bootlegging operation. Clarkson wants to tell world, but Sawicky tells him he has to be sure. Van Alden returns, furious that somebody scribbled "Van Asshole" on the bathroom wall. That could have literally been anybody. That could have been me.
Margaret addresses the staff at home about their payment. Only she totally lies and says that due to cutbacks in their finances, the maids will be taking a pay cut. COLD, lady! Further, she tells them that just for this week, she and Nucky will be giving them a two-dollar bonus. So she gets to stick it to the help for no good reason AND try to look magnanimous with the bonus? Mags, love you, but: Bitch. The maids are all silent but expectant. At Margaret's insistence, Katy finally says that they were actually expecting a raise. Nucky had told them it would be forthcoming one night, possibly while drunk. Margaret, unmoved, says, "It's a special kind of fool to believe the promises of a drunkard," and leaves them to their tasks.
In Philadelphia, Jimmy, Mickey, and Harrow (a motley crew indeed), enter the butcher shop of one Manny Horvitz, who is busy slicing up a liver. Manny already knows Mickey, and he remarks that Jimmy looks like a baby. But Jimmy quickly wins him over with his attempts at Yiddish. Then Manny looks at Harrow: "This fella looks interesting." I'd say! "I put my nose where it didn't belong," Harrow says, by way of explanation, and again, Manny is charmed. He introduces Herman, his right hand man, who is much less humorous than his gregarious boss. It doesn't take long for Manny to start complaining about that cocksucking piece of shit Waxey Gordon, whose hands have been in his pockets for years. Herman gets to it: he hears Jimmy and them are flush with Hooch. They want to make a deal and cut Waxey out of the action. As Manny sharpens his cleavers, he proposes that Jimmy supply the 30-40 speaks he's got over in Jewtown. (You guys, I'm taking a week's vacation in Jewtown. I won't be checking my messages.) Start with a hundred cases a week, build from there, and ultimately "stick it up Waxey's tuchus." Jimmy insists that the money has to be in advance. Five grand. Manny says that's a lotta green, and Jimmy, friendly but firm, says he could always say no. Manny says he has a deal. But, "My icebox is filled with pieces of fellas who tried to fuck me over." Jimmy plays it cool, saying, "I just got creamsicles in mine." And so now both Jimmy and Nucky are putting Philly into play, with each of them on opposite sides of the Waxey Gordon divide. Should be fun!