Previously on Boardwalk Empire: Dunn killed a highly connected New York talent agent, the new Prohibition agent in town turned out to be a devious bastard, Al recruited his brothers to the family business, and Two Face went home.
We start off by joining Van Alden on his flower deliveries. Yes, really. He’s working for O’Banion’s cover/flower shop these days. The first few deliveries go without incident, but the third guy gets a sock in the nose and a demand for O’Banion’s money instead of a bouquet. ‘Better not to vow than to vow and not pay,’ says V-A as he helps himself to the cash the guy has on him. Once a zealot, always a zealot.