Season 3, Episode 12

Season 3, Episode 12


( theme music playing )( cars idling )( gunfire )( dog barking )( gunshot echoes ) Mayor Bader,
what do you have to say about all the recent violence? We have men in the field, boys. Sheriff’s Department is on it. When will some
arrests be made? – Any day now.
– Have you lost control
of the city? There’s no need
for wild accusations.But the bodies
are piling up.
( gunfire ) Reporter:
11 murders and counting.
That’s a statement,
not a question. Have you lost control
of the city? Sheriff Keck
and his men are taking
every possible measure –to ensure public safety.
– ( woman screaming )
– Have you lost control?
– Absolutely have not. ( gunfire ) Is that what you want
the tourists to believe? The everyday visitor
has nothing to fear. Nothing to fear
except gunfire. Bader:
These attacks are gangsters
versus gangsters
and ordinary citizens have
no cause for undue concern. ( gun shots ) So you admit this town
you claim to control is in the hands
of criminals? – Where they from?
– New York? Philly?( woman screams )( music playing )( groans )( gun shots )Where they from?
– New York? Philly? Chicago?
– Reporter #3:They Italians?
– Bader: One at a time, please.
One at a time.
Are they the ones behind
the shootings at the Ritz?
Now, once again,
that is the kind of
irresponsible– – What about
the Northside killings?
– Are the Negroes involved? – If you let me get a word in–
– Where’s Nucky Thompson? – Mr. Thompson–
– Is he pulling the strings? – Mr. Thompson–
– Is he alive or dead? Let’s get something straight. Nucky Thompson
doesn’t run this city. I do. ( reporters laughing ) Right! That’s a riot. Mickey:
I left you nine messages
at the Ritz.
I’m completely
in the dark out here.
They don’t have papers
in Pennsylvania?Did I miss something?I’m fighting a war
from a fucking lumberyard.Now see?
This is all new information.
Are you at Overholt?I’ve been here
for five days.
And?Don’t you know
what you got here?I’ve never been
near the place.
Then you need
to come see it. I can’t make it down the block
without getting shot at. – ( men shouting )
– Mickey:That’s too bad.‘Cause it’s worth the trip.What the fuck
are you trying to tell me?Well, I’m no expert,but this place gets cooking, you’re the biggest bootlegger
in the country.( shouting continues )Did you hear me?
– I’ll call you back.
What the fuck
is going on? Break it up.
I said break it up! You promised
to keep a lid on this. Got to blow off steam
some kind of ways. He gave his word they’d
stay on their own side. How they supposed
to get to the head? Dig a hole.
Why’s it my problem? How about I give
you the shovel and you
do the digging? Chalky, enough. Okay? Let’s get
something straight. I need him
and I need those men. Maybe I ought to take
my boys and go home. Fine, call Torrio.
Tell him the deal’s off. No, the deal’s with me. Then what’s a handshake
with you supposed
to be worth? We’ll head to the Boardwalk,
down by Margate. See if we can’t get Rosetti
to stick his head out. You need to watch out
for civilians. No, we need to watch out
for ourselves. The rest is
for you to clean up. Get your bingo-bongos
to help. Come on,
we’re going hunting. –( music playing )
– ( men chatting )
You were all told
to lay off the supply. The whores are gone.
The fuck we supposed to do
if we can’t have a drink? Keep sober so you don’t
get taken out next time. If I’m gonna catch it,
I’d rather be tight. You want the boss
to hear you say that? What the fuck
do I care anymore? No wine. Forget about it. I no come all this way
to have a drink. Keep everyone
away from here. ( snaps fingers )
Let’s go. ( speaks Italian ) How many men I give you? Exactly? Exactly. 43. And how many of my men
you have left? Exactly? 31. Plus nine of my own. So 12 of my men you lose. And for what? I got the hotel. I got the casino. I got his warehouse. You no have Nucky Thompson. Huh?
And Arnold Rothstein, he’s still eating dinner
in Times Square. All these words you say, what do they mean? I’m leaving bodies
on the ground, Joe. We’re winning. And half of Thompson’s crew, they’re shines. You can’t count them
as a whole person. ( speaking Italian ) So? What does it matter
once they’re dead? I’m gonna keep mine. Hmm. Perfect. Now you know
what time it is. ( speaks Italian ) I’d like
to go in, please. Such a gentleman. Not always.( lock clicks )Dear.
I have your lunch. ( sighs )
It’s your favorite. Ham on white bread. A dill pickle. And Oreos if you
finish everything. Aren’t you hungry? Why don’t you come out
and we’ll eat together? Would you like that? Then I’ll come in
and sit with you. That way,
it won’t be so lonely. Yes. All right, darling. I understand. –( saw buzzing )
– ( dog barking )
Man:
Harry, come on,
we gotta go!
– Harry:I’ll get my jacket.
– ( hammering )
Hey, who’s gonna
do the cookin’ today?
( laughter )Man:
Hey, Jimmy, you hear
the game last night?
Here. It’s good for
another scrape. I’m in the middle
of this. What happened? Slug straight through
the radiator. And the hose is shot. I’ll do that after. You’re gonna get
all dirty. Who kept that old Willys
of yours running? Who sold it to me
in the first place? Wasn’t anything
wrong with it. Except for the brakes,
rear axle, cylinder heads. Worked well enough to get you
and June lost in the woods. Yeah, those were
nice rides. You got them
someplace safe? With her sister
up in Brigantine. You? How’s that? Margaret and the kids. Ow! Shit! – Fuck.
– ( laughs ) What are you
laughing about? Who said I’m laughing? Look at us. Two Pineys
and a broke-down car. Maybe that’s why. Why what? We didn’t stop
while the going was good. Always trying to pinch
for a little bit more. Just in case. I never told them to pass
the 18th Amendment. Did you? Where’s it gotten us? Worry about that later. After Rosetti’s
in the ground. Then what? Get the town
running again. Keep everybody
in line this time. Leave that part to me. Stop kidding yourself, Eli. You’ll never
be Sheriff again. You got to rub
my face in it? After all this? That’s not what I meant. It’s over here
however this plays out. No one’s gonna come
within 100 yards of me. Not in Atlantic City.
Not in New York. – Not anywhere.
– Sure they will. You just got to offer
them something they want. How do I do that? I don’t know. You’re the man
with all the angles.( music playing )– Mr. Doyle.
Am I disturbing you?Yes. Oh, all right. I know you said you didn’t
want to talk to me again. It’s just… I’m all at sea
over here.( turns music down )And where is it you’ve gone adrift?I’m saying three words.Overholt. Distillery.
Pennsylvania. I know about Overholt,
Mr. Doyle. What I don’t is why you
wish to discuss it with me. Because I’m sitting in it right now. It’s… very large. And a certain person
that we both know made an arrangement
with another person to run it.But that first person,
his back is to the wall.
I bet he’d give up
anything just to keep from going under
for a third time. I’m listening. How’d you get that scar? Mulberry Bend.
You know where that is? – Sure.
– Bandit’s Alley. Little shit came up behind me
one night with a shank… carved me another smile. It’s a park now. Push your baby
in a stroller. Pricks like you,
they come and go. Nobody remembers them. All that stays is the law. Then I guess I’d better
reform my ways. ( grunts ) Who’s your partner? Nobody. Who do you buy from? – Some Chink.
– Which one? Fuck do I know?
Name sounds like
a toothache. Who put up the money? My sister. She lifted it from
your wallet while she was
yanking yourghianda.– ( spits )
– There’s something
you don’t understand. You think you get
some shyster, walk out of here,
beat the rap? You could disappear. You said there was the law. We are the law. What if– what if I tell you where you
could find 50 pounds of white? Yours? Why would I give up
my own stash? To save your ass. Is that what
you’re offering?Nobody is offering
anything.
Then what’s in it for me? You like to gamble,
don’t you? Only when I got
a chance of winning. Best you could do here
is not lose. I got the broad here. Please show her in. That’s all right.
Thank you. May I sit? It’s your house.
You don’t have
to ask permission. Must be hard to be away
from your girls. Huh? Your two daughters. Oh, yeah.
Yeah. At that age, you take off for a few days,
you miss so much. How old are they? 16 and 14,
I think. Tommy’s only six.Six.Got his whole life
ahead of him.
I’ve tried to shelter him from harsh realities. It hasn’t been easy. Hey. Don’t get so down
on yourself. You’re doing a swell job. There’s always company
around here. Kids love that. Maybe– maybe it’s best we let
you conduct your business without distractions. Don’t see what
you’re getting at. That Tommy and I
go someplace else.
Just for a bit. Yeah. I don’t think
I want that. Why not? I like having you around. If I didn’t know
where you were, I might get…
anxious. You don’t have
to worry about me. Jeez, Red,
I hope not. This is gonna work out.
You’ll see. Get everything settled, then you and me, we’ll show this town
how it’s done. You and me? Set you up fine. Best of everything. All this grief
running whores, you won’t need
to bother. I’m gonna treat you
like a queen. Would you? Up there on a pedestal. And where are you? I’m way down below. Like a little bug crawling around
on your toe. I could crush you. Just squash me flat till I’m begging
for more. Is that what
you’d like? I’m just having some fun. People have fun
in different ways. There’s no need to be ashamed
of any of them. That’s what this club
is all about. You’re a pistol, Red. Then why don’t you
pull my trigger and see what shoots out? I don’t know about
you, Gyp… but sometimes, I wish someone would give me exactly what I deserve.( phone ringing )– Hello?
This is Arnold Rothstein.To whom
am I speaking?
Eli Thompson.I was hoping to speak
to your brother.
It’s him. Arnold. I’m calling with an offer. Nucky:
How did you get this number?
Is that important? No.Your distillery
in Pennsylvania.
Overholt.For a percentage
of ownership,
I can arrange for Joe Masseria
to back away from Gyp Rosetti.
Back away meaning what?That he completely
pulls his support,
removes all of his men.How much of a percentage? 99, Mr. Thompson.I will require 99%.I’m offering you
a way out. If I can deliver Masseria,do we have a deal?Yes.You’ll be hearing
from me later.
( hangs up )Big bait catches big rat. Have you lived here
long, Mrs. Hollis? I’d say it’s 16 years. Spring of ’07.
So, yes, just 16. Harold wanted to be
somewhere he felt he could
be of the most use. I can’t say I didn’t have
other ambitions in mind. But we stayed, and I think
that turned out to be
the right decision. You live…? Over on Scholes Street.
By Graham. You’ve got everything
you need there. It’s not far
from the rest of my family. Harold has a sister
in Bushwick. Well, dear? – Why don’t you show Mrs….
– Rohan. Mrs. Rohan the room
and she can make
her decision. I’ll just tend
to a few things. Would you like to? I would, yes. All right. This is where
my husband sees people. Coughs, cuts, fevers, indigestion–
everything. I need to bring
my monthly on. When was your last? Six weeks. He can help you then. He does that for many women. He’s very careful.
Very thorough. You can take a little time.Come back if that’s
what you’d like.
I’m lost. I’m completely lost. I never tell anyone
what to do. Do I leave my dress on? I’ll get you a clean gown. You’re looking at this
the wrong way. The bulls collared me,
all right? But I worked out
an angle. I’m not doing time. And no one’s the wiser. We just pick up
where we left off. And I’ll cover
the hit. I will, Meyer. I guarantee it. Out of my pocket. You’re not gonna
say nothing? 50 pounds. 100 thousand fucking dollars. Gentlemen. Let’s get this
over with. Luciano:
What the fuck?
( speaking Italian ) And you. I sorry. I never know your name. Meyer. “Maya.” Is that ours? Not anymore. Charlie, Meyer,
thank you for coming. I won’t keep you very long since you have such full
portions on your plates. What’s that doing here? I had it delivered so that Mr. Masseria
could see that I’m as good
as my word. The two of you? Have agreed to new
terms of peace given the change
in circumstances. What change? That this heroin that I paid for
with my fucking money… now belongs to him. A.R., if I may inquire,
how did you obtain that? Charlie gave it
to my associates. Sam, Gaetano,
if you would. How you doing, kid? We treat you too rough? You can always
file a complaint
with the department. He set me up, Joe. You fucking set me up. Who the fuck
do you think you are? – Charlie. Charlie.
– I worked for that. I busted my ass for that. It was my idea!
My deal! – Charlie.
You wouldn’t lift a finger.Sit behind your desk,
making phone calls. I’m out there in
the fucking world. Charlie,
if you don’t shut up,
we’re both dead. Yes? A.R., Mr. Masseria, you know how he gets. All this time
I thought I’d had some
civilizing effect. But there’s only so much
you can teach a personuntil you reach the limits
of his capabilities.
You understand, though,
don’t you, Meyer?
Yes, I do. Then it’s your job then
if you want it. Seeing as how I’m flush
with product, I’d like to offer
a proposition. How would you like to join me
in the heroin business? In exchange for what? – Son of a bitch.
– Dirty fucking shines. Hey, what the fuck
do you think you’re doing? Can’t be too hard
to figure out. Give you a better view. Just back it up, pal.
Okay? I don’t know about you,
once I let loose, there ain’t no stopping. Man:
Yeah, get you
some of that.
I can help you with that. And me with
both hands full. Ain’t that
just like a dinge? Going out with his dick
swinging. –( phone rings )
– Man: Come on, Joe.
Chalky:
Sure do like
to reach for that pistol. What you
so scared about? Nothing I’m looking at now. Let’s see what
you’re made of. – Man: Chalky!
– ( men shouting ) Let him go.
Come on. ( gunshots ) Nucky:
I just hung up
with Arnold Rothstein.
Gyp Rosetti’s
at the Artemis Club. Joe Masseria is
withdrawing his support. I know that,
Rosetti doesn’t. – How’d that happen?
– I paid for it. I need to talk to you
and you
in private. You can kill
each other later. In the meantime,
let’s plan this out. ( men muttering ) Man #2:
Talk about this later.
Do you approve? You’re class
all the way, Red. I’m here to please you. All you have to do
is say the word. Only I do that. Little kink of mine. I like a man who’s careful
about his appearance. Well? What is it you’re
intending to do to me?You really want to know?I can’t wait. I’m gonna break you in half. Split you right down
the middle till you beg me to stop.
But I won’t stop.Beg and beg, but there’s
nothing you can do.
And when I’m done, there won’t be nothing left
but a wet spot and a hunk of hair. You know why? Tell me. You’re a worthless
piece of shit. – Am I?
– You know you are. You look in the mirror
and you know you deserve everything you’re gonna get. I’m ugly, aren’t I? Just an ugly little animal. – Say it again.
– Ugly… little… ape. You laughing at me? Why wouldn’t I? Everybody else does. ( gasps ) Go ahead
if that’s what you want. Would you like me
to whip you? ( moans ) That’s not tight
enough, is it? – No.
– Not for an ape like you. No. You need to be
held down. So you don’t run off
into the jungle.( Gyp gasping )What do you say? – Hurt me.
– Hurt me what? Hurt me, please. Oh, Red, here I thought
we were just having some fun. All I have is this house
and that boy. I don’t blame you, Red.
I really don’t. But the thing of it is, somebody’s always
got to lose. ( whimpers ) Ah! –( car door closes )
– Man: That car ready?
– ( men chattering )
– Gyp:What the fuck?Where they going?What the fuck
is going on?!( music playing )Hey! Hey, where the fuck
is everybody? – They’re gone.
– Gone where? New York.
Masseria’s orders. –( gunshot )
– ( men clamoring )
Go! – Where’s Tonino?
– Fuck him, let’s go.( music continues )( grunts ) ( groans ) ( both straining ) Put the gun down. Do you think
I give a fuck? Put it down. Put it down! Tommy, close your eyes. Al:
Here comes Masseria’s boys.
And here they go. ( men screaming ) ( screaming ) Man:
Die, you fucking cowards!
Man #2:
That’s for you,
sons of bitches!
( gunfire stops )( laughter )Well, I got that
out of my system. You and me both. ( laughs ) ( whistles ) Come on.
Back to Chicago. –( record player grinding )
– ( footsteps )
Eli:
Jesus Christ.
God.Jesus.Who did this? You came. Where’s Rosetti? I was good. I did what– I went upstairs
like you said to. What? And the man– the man, he– Nucky. He did something
very bad to me.( pot rattles )( doorbell rings ) Julia:
Who is it?
Who’s there? Me. Don’t turn on
the light. Why? What happened? Richard,
are you all right? Neither of us are hurt. What does that mean? It’s not our blood. Then whose is it? Take the boy. Go on. Upstairs.
Fred’s room. I need to know
what’s going on.Just take him up.Julia, please. And turn off that lamp. Did anyone
see you pull up? You don’t come home
like this. Whatever battle
you’re fighting. That’s not what
a soldier does. You need to clean
yourself up. I’ll talk to her,
and in the light of day– No. He’s safe. That’s all that matters. ( phone rings ) Randolph. Hello?This is Andrew Mellon.Is it really? Why would I claim
otherwise? Are you in a location where your conversation
might be overheard? No one can hear me, sir.Then I have a request.It has come to my attention that a certain business
enterprise of mine, in the absence
of my full attention, has been illicitly commandeered
by a criminal organization.What enterprise, sir?The Overholt Distillery
in western Pennsylvania. I don’t understand
what you want me to do. Shutter the premises. Apprehend
and indict anyoneassociated with
its illegal operation.
You want me to arrest
Enoch Thompson?It was Mr. Thompson
who brought this illegality
to my attention.
Then who are we
talking about?
Arnold… Arnold… Rothstein. Rothstein.( hangs up )( car approaching )( gulls calling )Made it out. Hiding in the closet. Whatever you had to do. That guy with the mask,
what the fuck was that? Can’t go to New York. Not gonna be
too welcome there. So, just a suggestion– we lay low in the woods. The– what do you call–
the Poconos. Get our bearings,
fresh air, figure out
our next move. ( imitating Nucky )
Relax, it’s a party. Huh? I’m making a big decision. From now on, I’m only selling hooch
every other Thursday. Because I have
important friends. I’m an important person. I have important
garters holding up
my very important socks. Do you have any idea who the fuck I am? Do you? Do you? – You’re Nucky Thompson.
– I’m Barney Google. With the goo-goo-
googly eyes. And I never, ever take anything personal. ( laughing ) ( normal voice )
Fuck ’em all, huh? I came here
with nothing. How do you lose
what you never had? Start over. What this country’s
all about, right? So we head west. Find some hick burg. Blow ’em right over.
How hard could that be? Couple of speaks, truck in some girls, keep the whole operation
nice and tight. And maybe I don’t
tell the wife, huh? ( laughs ) ( urinating )
Yeah. Maybe I just do that. ♪ Barney Google ♪ ♪ With the goo-goo-
googly eyes ♪ ♪ Barney Google ♪ ♪ Bet his horse
would win the prize ♪ ♪ When the horses
ran that day ♪ ♪ Spark Plug ran
the other way ♪ ♪ Barney Google– ♪ ( groans ) ( coughs ) ( coughs ) ( gasping ) I’m sorry.
I gotta. ( groans ) ( wheezing ) ( gurgling ) It’s done. Take him back
to Masseria. Let him know this
could be the end of
the problems between us. Or the beginning. I’ll oblige him either way. Is that clear? Tonino, I see you
in Atlantic City again, I’ll kill you myself. I don’t want anyone
knowing who I am. I don’t want anyone
looking into my business. I don’t want anyone
coming near us we don’t already trust. Okay, brother.( dogs barking faintly )( toilet flushes )Nucky:
I just want to talk.
That’s all. Can we do that? I’m not going to– I would never hurt you. I’m your husband. I’m the only father
Teddy and Emily have. I’m willing to forgive you for whatever happened
in the past. For whatever you felt
a need to do.I forgive you.
And it’s time to come home.
To submit yourself
to this? Out of what, spite?It doesn’t make sense.Your life is with me. You’re spoiled
for anything else.You need to ask yourself
how much you’re willing
to sacrifice
just to prove some point
that doesn’t matter to anyone. Nobody’s watching now. Nobody’s judging. Take this for the children. Or take it for yourself. You don’t have
to pretend with me. Take it and decide later. This is only money. It doesn’t mean anything. Yes, it does.( lock clicks )( music playing )( people chatting )Say. Say, you’re Nucky Thompson,
aren’t you?( wind blowing )♪ There’s a saying
going around this town ♪
♪ I’m beginning
to think it’s true ♪
♪ It’s awfully hard
to love someone ♪
♪ When they don’t
care about you ♪
♪ I ain’t got nobody ♪♪ Nobody cares for me ♪♪ That’s why ♪♪ I’m sad and lonely ♪♪ Won’t some sweet daddy ♪♪ Take a chance with me? ♪♪ I’ll sing
sweet love songs ♪
♪ All the time ♪♪ If you’ll come ♪♪ Be my daddy mine ♪♪ I ain’t got nobody ♪♪ And nobody cares ♪♪ For me. ♪