Nucky finds himself in a pickle in Washington, D.C., thanks to Harry Daugherty, but seeks an unlikely lifeline in Esther Randolph, and later mulls a proposition from Gaston Means. Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Owen probes a suspicious fire; Margaret has her hands full with Teddy; Gillian quarrels with Lucky; and Richard meets a fellow veteran.
Nucky has a tense meeting with an agitated Rothstein about a recent disruption in their business arrangement as it relates to Gyp Rosetti. Meanwhile, Gillian discusses her brothel’s financial woes with Leander Whitlock; Eddie Cantor receives an offer he can’t refuse; and Margaret’s health clinic gets off to a slow start. In Chicago, Van Alden reaches out to a new acquaintance for help with a pressing problem; and in Washington, D.C., a Senate investigation of the Justice Department heats up.
With Johnny Torrio out of town, Al Capone takes matters into his own hands in the escalating feud with rival Chicago mobster Dean O’Banion. Meanwhile, in Atlantic City, Nucky and Owen find themselves in an unexpected holding pattern in a makeshift warehouse for illegal booze, but Eli doesn’t trust Mickey’s judgment on a liquor delivery for Arnold Rothstein in the boss’ absence; and in New York, a nervous Luciano is called to a meeting with Joe Masseria.
Margaret is accompanied by a reluctant Nucky to receive an honor from the church, and she finds a new audience to unveil her idea for a women’s clinic. Meanwhile, Rosetti finally makes a deal to get a shipment of liquor; Richard puts Mickey in his place; and in Chicago, Van Alden finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Season 3 begins on New Year’s Eve in 1922, but gangster Gyp Rosetti isn’t in a celebratory mood after hearing Nucky’s plans to alter his business model. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Irish mobster Dean O’Banion gets on Al Capone’s last nerve, and Van Alden hopes for a career boost. Also in Atlantic City: Richard mentors Tommy Darmody, though Gillian keeps a watchful eye on both of them; Margaret tours a new hospital made possible by Nucky’s fortune.
The Age of Reason
Bad news from Harry Daugherty in Washington, D.C., could make things tough for Nucky, who assembles quite a crowd to organize a liquor delivery in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Jimmy talks business with Leander Whitlock but turns to Manny Horvitz to get results; Margaret prepares her son for his first confession; and Van Alden struggles to maintain his composure as a fallen colleague’s condition… More >
Gershwin & Bunkum
After introducing a surprise speaker at a Memorial Day event, Nucky senses his opposition starting to crumble just as his election-fraud case is about to fall into federal jurisdiction. Meanwhile, Richard has a soul-searching experience in the woods before going back to work with Jimmy, who clashes with Atlantic City’s ruling class; and Eli’s bridge-burning lands him in a desperate situation.