'Boardwalk Empire' recap: The Age of Reason
Lucy is now monstrously pregnant and ends up going into labor while Van Alden is busy at the hospital, throwing his religion at anybody who comes to visit a broiled and half-dead Agent Clarkson, who wakes up and says to Nelson, "I see you. I know what you did." Since this could mean just about anything to Van Alden, he assumes God is fixing to punish him. He calls his wife but can't bring himself to confess his many sins. And besides, it turns out Clarkson is delirious and the whole "I know what you did" thing was some childhood memory he's been reliving. Lucky day for Nelson, right? Well, not quite. Lucy ends up delivering the baby herself, and after Van Alden goes out to find a doctor, he returns to find his wife tending to Lucy. She freaks out on her husband and bites his wrist before running away.
If you've been keeping a running tally for the most objectionable character this show has ever produced, you're going to want to include Boy Prosecutor Chip, who smarms his way to a ruling that transfers Nucky's case to federal court, then spends the rest of the day whoring and asking people if they know who his father is. But there's a bump in the road when Senator Edge gets back on the scene and strong-arms Attorney General Daugherty to place a more hawkish prosecutor on Nucky's case. Sucks having enemies, Nuck.