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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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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 (87) »

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Crime | Drama | History

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13 November 2011 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Nelson van Alden's nanny Sigrid is singing the Swedish song "Trollmors vaggvisa" to Abigail, but that song first appeared in Margit Holmberg's songbook "Nu ska vi sjunga", published in 1943. 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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Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
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Music by Milton Ager and lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Spencer Moses
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