In July of 1934, a series of anonymous phone tips have lead to numerous raids by Eliot Ness and the Untouchables against narcotics drops in Chicago. On August 4, Frank Nitti orders 15 kilos of heroin, the biggest single shipment ever. That night, one of Nitti's boys makes the trade: money for drugs. He gets into a car driven by Manny Kravitz, Next to him in the back seat is a man named Maxie who shoots the Nitti lieutenant to death. Maxie and Manny then toss his body out of the car...Read the full recap
Georgiannna Drake's idea to give junkies a free hit for bringing a new customer was also used by Jake Guzik in The Seventh Vote.
The scene where Eliot Ness escorts Marian Keyes into the detox ward ranks as one of the most harrowing in series history.
Georgie: (after Marty pulls a knife on her) Nitti would kill you for that.
Marty: Nitti sent me.
Nitti: (to Georgie): You're not a dame! You're a cash register!
Georgie: (to Marian) Nick should see you now. You don't look so cute and cuddly.
Marian: (about her boyfriend's death) You get over everything in time.
Ness: It's only been three days.
Rico: (about Maxie) He took the bait.
Ness: Let's reel in the line.
Dolov: Me, I don't buck the Organization. It ain't healthy.
Ruth Roman ranks as the nastiest and most ruthless female villain in show history as she gives both Eliot Ness and Frank Nitti runs for their money. Yet even though she is nasty and ruthless, Roman manages to endow her character with a certain degree of sympathy.