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Two Boats and a Lifeguard 

When the Feds serve Eli with a subpoena, the trauma causes his father to have a heart attack, and Nucky announces to his rivals that he's retiring.

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(as Tim Van Patten)

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Margaret Schroeder
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Angela Darmody
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Al Capone
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Lucky Luciano
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Lucy Danziger (credit only)
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Chalky White
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Eddie Kessler
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Mickey Doyle
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Richard Harrow
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Gillian Darmody
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Storyline

Nucky's father dies, prompting Nucky's reflections on life's priorities. He asks Margaret's children to call him dad, he goes to Jimmy and the Commodore with a stunning announcement, and he tells Owen he's going to Ireland. Behind the scenes, it's unclear if this is a conversion or a new ploy: Nucky encourages Chalky to call a strike of the Black workforce in the middle of tourist season, and Eli warns Jimmy that Nucky's smarter than any of them. Angela learns more about Jimmy's work and, at the shore, meets a liberated woman from San Francisco. Van Alden hires a nanny for Abigale. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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nanny | advice | wake | beach | subpoena | See All (83) »

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Crime | Drama | History

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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13 November 2011 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Final appearance of actor Tom Aldredge (Nucky's father Ethan Thompson). See more »

Goofs

When Margaret is talking to Nucky about the loss of his father, she sits and takes his hand in hers. In the next shot, he is holding her hand. See more »

Quotes

Elias 'Eli' Thompson: [coming into the funeral parlor and surprised to see Nucky] Nucky... what are you doin' here?
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: I have just as much right to be here as you do.
Elias 'Eli' Thompson: I'm surprised is all.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: That it's not me in the box?
Elias 'Eli' Thompson: [referring to the attempted assassination of Nucky] I had nothing to do with that.
Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson: You had nothing to do with stopping it either.
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Yellow Rose of Texas
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Traditional
Performed by Mortier Belgian Band Organ
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