- Main article: Margaret Thompson
- "I did what I thought was right and wound up here. How did that happen?" ("Ging Gang Goolie")
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Nucky and Margaret plan a lavish Egyptian themed party on December 31, 1922 to commemorate the new year. Nucky invites his bootlegging contacts from New York, including the volatile Sicilian gangster Gyp Rosetti.
In the morning, Margaret marshals her staff to prepare for the party at her house. Teddy overhears a radio story about aviatrix Carrie Duncan and Margaret excitedly tells him that Duncan will soon be the first person to fly across the continent. The house footman, Phillip, makes a sexist comment about Duncan and Margaret chastises him. In the afternoon, Margaret tours Saint Theresa's Hospital to see what her funding has achieved. She is shocked when a woman miscarries right in front of her, to the disinterest of most of the hospital's staff. She later approaches a younger physician, Dr. Douglas Mason, about the incident and he tells her that the hospital could prevent such deaths with better public health programs.The party is a huge success. The guests are delighted with the themed design and compliment Nucky for it, who redirects it to Margaret. Nucky has Eddie Cantor bring Billie Kent with him to provide musical entertainment for the crowd. They pull him up for a dance, comparing him to King Tutankhamen. Margaret laughs as she watches them.
Margaret also discusses Duncan's flight with her neighbor, Cornelia Predock, wondering about how free she must feel alone, in the air. Owen interrupts to say that the bar is low on champagne and Margaret says that it will be re-stocked. Owen then observes that it is already 1923 in their home country, Ireland, but she cuts him by sarcastically telling Owen to give Margaret's best to Katy. Margaret then turns back and goes to salute the medical director of Saint Theresa's, Dr. Robert Landau, and his wife.
Margaret reminds Landau of the miscarriage and proposes a women's health education program for the hospital. He is offended at the implication that the hospital was negligent and Margaret tries to excuse herself. Nucky intervenes and says that they shouldn't be talking shop, then introduces Eddie Kessler who is posing as archaeologist Howard Carter to deliver a chest full of valuable jewelry to the guests as party gifts.
Rosetti has a discussion with Nucky just before the clock strikes twelve and storms out of the kitchen when they were meeting with the other gangsters. On his way to the door he happens upon Margaret and gives her his dog, saying that it is a gift for her children, while Nucky and Owen watch closely.
Nucky and Margaret say goodbye to their guests and Nucky then berates her for taking on another cause. She counters that she does everything he wants and lets him come and go home as he pleases; their marriage has been a farce ever since she gave the road appropriations money to the Church. Teddy interrupts the fight to ask if it is the New Year yet and they pretend to be a couple again. Nucky then hands Margaret some cash to give as an extra to the service and returns to sleep in his suite at the Ritz Carlton. As he exits, Margaret reminds him that he is to receive the Order of Saint Gregory the Great from Bishop Norman at Saint Finbar's Church on January 9, but Nucky is not interested.
Margaret is unable to sleep. She picks the newspaper and looks the news about Duncan again. She then goes to Cape May, arriving at dawn just as Duncan takes off and passes over her.
Spaghetti and CoffeeEdit
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Margaret has breakfast at her home with her friend and neighbor, Cornelia Predock. She confides in Cornelia about witnessing the miscarriage at the hospital and what Dr. Douglas Mason told her about the cause; an Escherichia coli infection from raw milk. Cornelia is set to drive Margaret to the hospital when Owen Sleater arrives. Cornelia is thrilled that he remembers her from the New Year's Eve party but excuses herself to give them privacy. Owen delivers Margaret's household expenses from Nucky and tries to make small talk with her, but she is coldly impassive and asks Owen to remind Nucky about his invitation to receive the St. Gregory's award from the Catholic Church.Margaret's visit to the hospital does not go quite as she planned. She finds Edwina Shearer brusque and disinterested in discussing her miscarriage with a stranger. Margaret then goes to see Dr. Mason to ask what he proposes they do about the lack of health education for pregnant women. She finds his manner infuriating and he confounds her with his doubt in her ability to effect change. When Mason finally asks Margaret how she plans to convince Landau, Margaret cryptically answersn that she won't.
Margaret is further disappointed when she returns home to news that Nucky will not be accepting the award ceremony invitation, but she tells her maid Prudence that she is confident in changing Nucky's mind.
Bone for TunaEdit
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Eddie wakes Nucky up from a dream and informs him that Margaret is on the phone. She admonishes Nucky for forgetting their meeting with Father Shocke regarding the St. Gregory's Award ceremony the next day. Margaret is forced to meet the priest alone and manipulates him into guaranteeing her an audience with Bishop Norman. Margaret also visits St. Theresa's Hospital to confirm medical director Robert Landau's attendance at the event.Nucky goes home in advance of the award ceremony. He complains to Margaret about being unable to sleep lately but gets no sympathy. When they enter Saint Finbar's Nucky confesses that he doesn't remember the last time he was in church and Margaret reminds him that it was at their wedding. Nucky is troubled by guilt during the award ceremony but Margaret remains unsympathetic. During the reception after the event, Nucky excuses himself quickly before even meeting the bishop. Instead, Margaret uses the private audience with him to force the issue of prenatal care. She claims that it was Dr. Landau's idea and that he has convinced her and Nucky into supporting it. Caught in the trap, Landau has no choice but to confirm Margaret's words. Norman shows his willingness to back the idea, but he reminds Margaret that some 'delicate' issues should be avoided. She assures the bishop that they are mindful of Catholic dogma surrounding pregnancy.
Margaret wins over the bishop and a room at Saint Theresa's is assigned for the clinic, whose classes will be taught by Dr. Douglas Mason. Margaret and Mason go to check the place and find that it is currently serving as a storage room and filled with unused equipment, but this does not dampen her enthusiasm.
Blue Bell BoyEdit
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Margaret faces resistance from the nuns of St. Theresa's Hospital to her new prenatal care classes. Sister Agnes goes through a lesson plan redacting "infelicitous" language despite its scientific basis. Margaret and Dr. Douglas Mason try to maintain an understandable lexicon for the sake of the students. Margaret also canvasses the Boardwalk unsuccessfully for potential students and runs into Edwina Shearer. Mrs. Shearer says that she already knows what she needs and declines to attend. When she gets home Margaret reads in the paper that the wreckage of Carrie Duncan's plane has been discovered.
You'd Be SurprisedEdit
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Ging Gang GoolieEdit
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