If Jimmy didn't want anyone to know that he got Lathrop to kill Al Capone's man, Jimmy wouldn't tell his wife about this either. So I'll still thinking this matter isn't totally settled, as yet.
But it may not actually matter, in any case. The best scene in 2.8 takes place in a meeting with Nucky, Johnny Torrio and Arnold Rothstein. Nucky, who seems to have come to terms with his near-assassination, remarks that the pups - Jimmy, Al, Lucky, and Lansky - have grown fangs. And he then listens carefully to Arnold's advice that the best strategy to is pull back and wait until circumstances have changed sufficiently for Nucky to strike back, and then bet it all, go all in.
And this is what Nucky is apparently doing. He resigns as Treasurer, but urges Chalky to get his people to cripple Atlantic City during tourist season with a strike. And he asks Owen to arrange a meeting with John McGarrigle over in Ireland. Trouble ahead on lots of accounts for Atlantic City under Jimmy's control.
But as on top as he is on all this, Nucky seems woefully ignorant of one thing - Owen and Margaret's time in bed when Nucky was being shot in the last episode. Unless- Nucky needs Owen too much now to confront him about Margaret right now.
Nah, that would be too much even for a suspicious sort like me.
And see also Boardwalk Emipre on HBO ... Boardwalk Empire 1.2: Lines and Centers Power ... Boardwalk Empire 1.10: Arnold Rothstein, Media Theorist ... Season One Finale of Boardwalk Empire
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