Eli fills in for Nucky whilst the latter is in Chicago for the Republican party convention.
I loved watching Margaret finally stand up to Lucy, but in a weird way it wasn’t quite as satisfying as I would have hoped. Lucy, brought down to the dregs without Nucky paying her way, is just a pitiful, drunken, slurring Lucy.
I am really happy that Angela (Jimmy’s common law wife) is getting some screen time, and with his mother and son and her girlfriend at her sides, she is quickly turning into one of the more interesting characters in a very peculiar situation. She is almost broke, with no income. Van Alden has been intercepting the money Jimmy has been sending home.
I loved the direction that went into the dinner between Van Alden and his wife. I loved the eeriness of the scene. Van Alden is conflicted: for $270, the cost of the surgery, he may finally get his son. In his drawer, he happens to have the money. But that money is Jimmy’s and Van Alden is conflicted. Eventually he does send the money…to Angela, and a letter to his wife.
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