Back in Atlantic City, Jack Dempsey moves through a sea of autograph-seekers, into the Ritz. Upstairs, it's a sight to see. A sight made for HBO, where they'd rather that men not stray from their programming if it gets too talky or slow, so they make sure to throw in naked whores on a near-constant basis... oh, I mean, "Look at the period detail! Real 1920s dominatrix prostitutes! Authentic prohibition-era bush! Nice research work, Boardwalk Empire team!" So there are hookers in leather with whips, moving around the room, cavorting on Nucky's lawyer's lap, probably making Eddie Kessler (who is currently singing happy German songs) very nervous about messing up the room, and most specifically, walking Mayor Edward Bader like a dog and whipping him on the ass. Historical realism -- learn stuff! Eddie puts it perfectly, shouting "Oink oink oink oink!" at Bader. Dempsey shows up with Senator Hague, from Jersey City, in tow. Nucky introduces Dempsey to the room, and Hague does some JC promoting, but Fleming and Dempsey josh him about the smell of the sewage plants there. Nucky offers to train Dempsey in AC. They've got fresh sea air, not to mention their native whore population! The lead whore says they ain't local but from Philly; they've been here since November when they were brought in to help sway votes in the election. Nucky's lawyer twigs to this particular topic and quickly pulls Nucky aside. In next room, he says he just figured a way to get the case dismissed. See, moving whores across state lines is a FEDERAL crime. Um... sounds better already!
Van Alden gets a call from the wife. She's worried sick after calling the boarding house which said he no longer lived there. Well, sure, he had to vacate so the Muellers could move in. She was so worried! VA assures her he'll get to the bottom of this (shades of Chalky) Tells him there are mice in the attic; will set traps next time I'm home. Soon. Very busy. She says she's lonely. Doesn't like the way he sounds. He has important business! "Take care and God bless."