In June of 1930 speakeasy owner Louis Akers is about to go dry and out of business because Jake Guzik hasn't been able to supply him with whiskey for the past three weeks. So he decides to go to another supplier who promptly delivers a shipment of booze. Unfortunately for Akers, a couple of Guzik's boys arrive and begin blasting at the delivery truck which gets away. Once safely out of Tommy gun range, the driver pulls over and hands the money over to the booze supplier--Eliot Ness!..Read the full recap
This episode marks the final appearance of Nehemiah Persoff as Jake Guzik. The character acts a little differently than in previous appearances because this was apparently a Nitti script from Season Three that got shelved and wasn't filmed until the following season. They just changed the name of the character as well as a few locations in the script. The Guzik of this episode holds Nitti's position in the mob hierarchy and also spouts several Nittiesque one-liners.
Harry Morgan becomes the third and final actor to play North Side crime boss George "Bugs" Moran on the series.
Locations: Chicago, Track City MI
Guzik: I own Chicago. I decide who plays here.
Guzik: (to Ness) Well, if it isn't Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
Guzik: (about Moran) He'd work for Jack the Ripper if the price was right.
Moran: (to Guzik) Whistle for it, fat boy.
Peterson: It ain't against the law to steal from crooks, is it?
Guzik: (about the speakeasy owners) If they don't show, the next time they hold a meeting they'll have to use shovels to find a quorum.
Louie: Friendly! You mean like last night?
Guzik: Look on the good side. You're still alive.
Guzik: It's nice you could come, Bugs.
Moran: After all we've been to each other.
Probably a Season Three Nitti script which got shelved and was then tweaked a bit with the Nitti character then becoming Jake Guzik. Though this is the character's third appearance on the show, Guzik acts more like Nitti here right down to a few Nittiesque one-liners.