In November of 1932, Al Capone was locked up in prison. Frank Nitti was holding the Organization together but there were other lions out there hunting for prey. One of the biggest was Joe Kulak from St. Louis. Kulak was nicknamed "the Teacher" because he had given so many top mobsters their starts. Kulak arrives in Chicago and, tailed by the Untouchables, heads for the Westside Athletic Club. This gym is a front for crime boss Arnie Seegar, a protege of Kulak...Read the full recap
This marks the first appearance of mob kingpin Joe Kulak. In this episode it is stated in the dialogue that he is from St. Louis but in future episodes he would hail from New York City.
Richard Conte would return in Season Four's The Chess Game.
Milton Selzer, perhaps the ultimate Untouchables milquetoast, would return in The Matt Bass Scheme, Downfall, and Cooker in the Sky.
Roxie Plummer definitely ranks as the coldest-hearted moll of the series. This female grinch has a heart about three sizes too small.
Roxie: Helping you turns my stomach.
Ness: It did the same to Maxie.
Ness: (to Kulak) I pull the right strings and you're on the next train back to St. Louis.
Kulak: I don't like no arguments.
Kurtz: How are you, Maxie?
Maxie: How am I? I got a lousy prison suit on my back and five lousy prison bucks in my pocket. I'm fine.
Rico: Kurtz is workin' late too.
Ness: Kurtz is dead.
Maxie: I ain't no salami hangin' up on a hook for anybody who's got the price.
Seegar: I always say you gotta roll with the punch. You lose a friend, you gain a friend.