Nucky's party has subsided to the point that he's retired to a sitting room with Senator Edge and Mayor Haig. Edge is resistant to giving Nucky that road appropriations money, and Nucky isn't worried about letting his frustration show. He put Edge in the governor's mansion after all, and the Senate. Edge says it's complicated, and nobody can expect to get everything they want. Nucky says he's got hotels nobody can get to by car, because the roads are mud puddles. Haig needles him that it's not just hotel patrons Nucky wants traversing a paved highway to A.C., it's also the liquor trucks. "What is that, lemonade in your hand?" Nucky counters. Haig stresses that the people of Jersey City need roads too, at which point Nucky wants to end the charade: Haig doesn't expect to get the roads, he's just looking for a payoff so he'll back away. "Just give me a fucking number," Nucky says, impatient. Haig is silenced for a moment, having his bluff so thoroughly called. He says he'll have to do some calculations. Edge then makes an oblique reference to maybe Nucky helping him get into the White House one day. He finishes his glass of champagne and asks for a Pimm's Cup. Eddie steps forward and stammers that they're all out of Pimm's, which visibly dismays Nucky. Edge instead asks for a brandy. He tells Nucky to relax -- "Like I said, you can't expect to have everything."
Back in Chicago, Sheridan's lead goon is dressing up after a go-round with a supremely bored Pearl. He tells her she doesn't even seem like a whore -- that Jimmy's got good taste. Again, she's not impressed with his flattery. He calls her over for "something to remember [her] by." At this point, I'm standing and yelling at Pearl to get outta there. He touches her face, then pulls out a knife . "You're like a fuckin' angel," he says, then brings the knife down in a diagonal slash across her face. Pearl screams and falls to the floor. Downstairs, you can hear her, and in the commotion, Sheridan's other men start shooting around indiscriminately, before running out.
On the boardwalk the next day, Margaret walks to work and passes by a newspaper stand: "Russian Princess Revealed as a Fraud!" the headline screams. And then a little farther down the page: "HBO Prestige Drama Puts Too Fine a Point on Character's Disillusionment."