Nucky fiddles with the circled handle on his coffee mug. He flattens his hands on the white linen tablecloth that spreads in front of him and talks to a waiter. When Margaret walks in Nucky, sprouts to meet her gaze. After a moment, Margaret breaks her silence and states that she’s going to sit down. The waiter clasps the back of her chair, taking the task away from Nucky, and they sit. Margaret refuses to tell Nucky the location of her job. She only reveals that it's downtown and she had to get on the subway to meet him. They have a comfortably domestic exchange about Nucky’s dislike of cinnamon. As Nucky continues to talk, things become too familiar. Margaret breaks the warm temperature of the conversation. She wants to know what Nucky wants to tell her. He starts to tell her about the death of his assistant Eddie Kessler, but returns to family matters when he gives her a gift for their son Teddy. Margaret, after some conjectures, takes the gift. She brings the subject back to Kessler’s death. The verbal tug-of-war between the two highlights tensions. Nucky’s outpour of information illustrates how much has happened since they last saw each other. Margaret tells Nucky that she’s moved on. She doesn’t want to know about the events of his life anymore. She speaks of her regret over Kessler’s death and leaves. Nucky looks conquered. He’s being left by his wife, who’s going to a place he doesn't know, and later she'll go home to their family without him. While he may be abandoned, the key here is that she showed up. Nucky returns to Florida to close his land deal. At the end of his business, he decides that Sally Wheet will be charge of his affairs in Florida. He decides this, the night after he sleeps with her.
On the Boardwalk, Richard has returned and runs into Julia’s father in the hospital. Paul gets knocked down after he spots Richard and chases after him. Paul tells Richard that he’s dying. The information pushes Richard to check in on Julia and Tommy. Tommy talks to Richard about constellations and the North Star. Julia tells Richard that Tommy is obsessed with the idea of a person being lost and then finding their way home again. She turns toward Richard and her face reflects the sentiment “Don’t you get lost ever again.” The trio returns home, together. Warren Knox has lost has lost his agency’s trust. He proves his worth to Eli by breaking into Eddie Kessler’s safe deposit box at the bank. When he returns the paperwork from the box to Eli, Eli breaks down about his son who lives in Philadelphia. Agent Knox hands Eli his handkerchief.
Through the wet rims of his eyes, Eli sees the print on the handkerchief reads “JMT”, which has no correlation to the name Warren Knox. Eli's alarmed glare highlights the allure of suspicion. Later in the episode Chalky White sleeps with the sultry, singing, songstress at his club. The entire season Chalky has become emasculated and robbed of power. He has to make nice with his racist patrons, pay part of his income to an overzealous Libyan, and within his own home decisions are made without him. He sleeps with Daughter Maitland to try to reclaim some sense of agency and authority.
So many characters are overlapping each other. Storylines are layered within another and lines are becoming blurred. It seems many are searching for something, if only to return to the place where the North Star leads a lost soul, home or some version of it.