In October of 1929, Eliot Ness gets an anonymous phone tip: there's a big meeting at a warehouse on Grover Street of top gangland members. Even ole Frank Nitti himself is expected to be there. Cut to the warehouse. The tipster was correct. Frank Nitti and all the boys are there and they're putting their record books into a large trunk. Nitti then give the boys a little talking to. From now on nobody is to keep any written records. There will only be one central file and the bookkeeper will be Leo Stazak. Stazak says that without a paper trail the Feds can't get to them. From now on, they are to use the phone and deal in cash...Read the full recap
Nitti: (to Ness inside the warehouse) Warm your hands, Ness, it's awful cold in here.
Nitti: (to Ness in the interrogation room) I don't like these sessions, Ness. You operate like a cheap hood.
Narrator: Shortly after the capture of Leo Stazak, Frank Nitti went to jail for income tax evasion. During his 18 month imprisonment he received word that Stazak had been executed for murder. Nitti let bygones be bygones. He sent flowers.
Stazak: So they give me a few years. Time off for good behavior.
Ness: A whole lotta years. Time off for a walk in the exercise yard.
Hobson (about Stazak entering the steam room) He's looking for Nitti.
Ness: Can't be courage. Just plain nerve.
Ness: (after showing Nitti the phony stock cerfiticates) Have a nice steam.
Nitti: What are you tryin' to make outta this, Ness, a Federal case?
Ness: (regarding the stock market crash) I heard you invested heavily.
Nitti: Yeah, I did. The whole world did and I went down the drain. The whole world went down the drain. Except for you guys who work for the government.
Frank Nitti returned after a long absence in this episode and in a way it was too bad because they turned him into little more than a buffoon in The Speculator. The same Nitti who saw through a sharp operator like Walter Trager in Season Three's Jigsaw is completely fooled by the Eddie Haskellish Leo Stazak. The content during the show's final season was watered down considerably and I guess "the Enforcer" had to suffer along with the rest of the show.