Investigating the heist now linked to Hans Schroeder, straight-and-narrow Agent Nelson van Alden pays a visit to Nucky, and leaves convinced that the Treasurer is "as corrupt as the day is long." A concerned Nucky sends his brother, Sheriff Elias Thompson, to the hospital to sow the seeds of doubt in the widow Schroeder's mind, then visits the local jail to tell Mickey Ward that he's being replaced by Chalky White in the bootleg-production business. When Jimmy arrives for work, Nucky orders him to pay an extra $3G for the mess he created, sending Jimmy scrambling to recoup some of the money he spent on a gift for his mother, a showgirl named Gillian. In Chicago, Al Capone shows a local reporter what he thinks about accusations that Johnny Torrio was involved in the slaying of local mobster "Big Jim" Colosimo. Back in Atlantic City, Nucky discusses the upcoming election with his aging mentor, Commodore Louis Kaestner, who advises him to keep things simple with his constituency. Later, before heading out to celebrate his birthday, Nucky rebukes an irate Arnold Rothstein over the phone, then gives Margaret some in-person advice on how to provide for her children. As a long day ends, a traveling salesman named George Baxter, in town for a day with an unwilling young beauty named Claudia, makes a startling discovery while on the road home to Baltimore.