In Boardwalk Empire Seasons 1-2 DVD, Nucky is back in the U.S., and thanks to Sleater's IRA connections, flush with alcohol, giving Jimmy and his cronies some serious competition. But the idea that Nucky could go to jail for election-rigging remains a very real possibility, leaving plenty to still be resolved
Jimmy meets with his associates at the Commodore's mansion to discuss the impact of the African-American workers' strike. Everyone is losing business and Jimmy is torn between his inclination to negotiate with the blacks and his racist cronies' desire to beat them into submission.
In Boardwalk Empire Seasons 1-2, Nucky Johnson, Louis “the Commodore” Kuehnle, Frank “Hap” Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring to life in all their garish splendor. Author Nelson Johnson traces “AC” from its humble beginnings as Jonathan Pitney’s seaside health resort, through the notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city’s astonishing rebirth as an entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes.
Doyle visits Manny Horvitz, who is still reeling from the assassination attempt. Doyle offers $5,000 worth of whiskey to settle Jimmy's debt, but an incensed Horvitz refuses, all the while scraping off the scabs from his gunshot wound with the matches he found in his assassin's pocket.
Margaret returns to her roots in the aptly named "Peg of Old" – so much so that by the end of the episode, she's engaging in the very same act that caused her to abandon her life in Ireland and start anew in America.
Margaret arrives home to find Sleater alone in the house. That day, he carried out a brutal IRA-related murder in a tavern bathroom, but he's strangely calm for someone who has just strangled someone, which makes him all the more dangerous, and all the more intoxicating to Margaret.