"The Good Listener" is the second episode of the fifth season of Boardwalk Empire, and the 50th episode overall. The episode was written by Terence Winter and directed by Allen Coulter. It premiered on September 14, 2014.
Nucky visits Johnny Torrio in New York City to discuss his close call in Cuba and find out if new Mafia boss Salvatore Maranzano had anything to do with it. Meanwhile, law-school graduate Willie has a job interview; Eli and Nelson's liquor stash is raided by Eliot Ness in Chicago; and Joseph Kennedy listens to Nucky's pitch for post-Prohibition prosperity. Also: A young Nucky and his family mourn the loss of his sister, Susan, in 1884.