In 1932 it's the heyday of the New York syndicate headed by the like of Joe Kulak, Dutch Schultz, and Lepke Buchalter. They've already organized the city's huge garment industry under their control. Now they've set their sights on the city's bakeries. There are over 500 independent wholesale bakeries in the city. Bryan "Bull" Hanlon is assigned by Lepke Buchalter to bring the bakers under syndicate control. The largest independent bakery is owned by one Adam Stone. Get him to sign up and the rest will fall in line--that's the conventional thinking of the syndicate...Read the full recap
Rico just pops up from nowhere in the middle of the episode. Guess Ness must have sent for him from Chicago.
This episode was originally entitled The Bull Hanlon Story.
Robert Carricart portrays real life New York mobster Lepke Buchalter in this episode after playing another real life New York mobster, Lucky Luciano, in two previous episodes.
This is the only episode of Season Three that's set entirely in New York City.
John Larch would return in Season Four's Elegy.
Location: New York City
Kulak: (to Hanlon) Maybe you do better organizing a softball team.
Lepke: Nobody says to me ten days.
Kulak: Numbers! Make it eleven.
Kulak: (to Lepke about Hanlon) Maybe it's time you made him sweat.
Lepke: Maybe somebody should learn you something.
Hanlon: Maybe I'm too old to learn.
Kulak: (to Hanlon) We do the figuring! You do what you're told!
Ness: (to the wounded trucker) It's nothing to be ashamed of--being scared. That's how they stay in business--keeping people scared.