In mid-June of 1932, Eliot Ness had compiled a list of Frank Nitti's breweries and distilleries and began a series of raids which cost "the Enforcer" a staggering sum of money. Nitti then calls a meeting with Seth Otis and Phil Grier, owners of the largest speakeasy in Chicago, the Hotsy Totsy Club. Nitti informs Otis and Grier that he's going to build new breweries and distilleries outside of town where Ness can't find them and have the booze delivered by trucks. This re-organization is expected to take up to six weeks. Grier and Otis are shocked. They can't last that long without booze. Nitti then lays down the law. No bringing in booze from out of state. It's up to Grier and Otis to set the good example for the other speakeasy owners...Read the full recap
Bass: I quit asking questions when I was four.
Nitti: Seth Otis.
Konitz: It'll be a pleasure.
Nitti: Resko and Bochek! The happiness boys!
Konitz: Matt Bass is here to see you, Frank.
Nitti: Matt Bass? What did he do-bust outta the pen?
Grier: Ness'll get tired, Frank.
Nitti: That's what Al said for four years.
Grier: That ain't fair, Frank!
Nitti: I make the rules what's fair and what ain't.
Bass: Once is all I got to hear something.
Otis: What makes you think I need protection?
Ness: Because there are two license plates to every car, Otis.
Ness and Nitti go at it again in this one and Telly Savalas is along for the ride too. It adds up to a good episode and also marks the final appearance of Carl Milletaire as Nitti's nastiest triggerman, Pete Konitz. If he'd had a dozen more like Konitz, Nitti might have beaten the Untouchables once and for all.