In New York City, Lansky is unpacking boxes of Buddha statues from The Orient and breaking them open to retrieve the heroin packets therein. I have to say, no judgments about doing the actual drug, but opiates in the early 20th century were so glamorous! Clandestine Asian shipping routes and dimly lit back rooms -- what a life! Anyway, while Lansky desecrates icons, Benny (Bugsy) is filing the serial number off of a gun. Lansky chides him for sloppy work, because of course Benny doesn't have the patience to finish the last two numbers. Lansky sends him back to finish, then sighs about today's slacker youth. (The Greatest Generation!)
Poor Margaret's on the boardwalk trying to hand out flyers for the clinic, and she's not having very much success. It doesn't help that she's being shouted down by a barker talking about freak shows or nudie parlors or something. So she ducks into a familiar storefront: the Chateau Fromage! It's always weird to return as a customer to a place you used to work. Madame Jeunet is thrilled to see her, of course, and Margaret does her usual job of pretending to be just as happy. (I think she's probably forgiven Madame Jeunet for being such a C during her early days in the shop, but she certainly hasn't forgotten.) Jeunet tells Margaret that they're closed today, as the spring dresses are arriving, but she should come back tomorrow. It starts to seem that Jeunet's delight is tinged with an urgency to get Margaret to skedaddle. Margaret simply wants to leave a stack of flyers here for anyone who might want one and Jeunet is like, "Yes! Wonderful! Come back tomorrow and visit your flyers!" Soon enough, we see the reason for this hustle, as Nucky emerges from the back room with a dress in hand. Margaret's all, "Out of town, are you?" Nucky tries to placate her, but she's clearly ticked off about being lied to. That feeling multiplies itself when a giggling Billie emerges from the dressing room. Suddenly, it's all so clear to Margaret. She recognizes Miss Kent from New Year's -- "Your friends call you Billie," she says, ice cold. Billie has the grace to be horrified and says she assumed she's not in any danger of being called Billie in this room. Nucky suggests to Margaret that they discuss this later. "There's no need," she says and storms off, though not before turning around and handing Billie a flyer. "I doubt that you're free in the evenings," she says, "but... " ICE COLD. Love it. Margaret OUT.