I actually thought the Margaret/Owen liaison was out of character for her, and crazy dangerous for them both.
Was it really that out of character? The first time she and Nucky slept together, it was all very impromptu, and there had been a similar tug o' war between the two. The only difference I see between the first time that Nucky and Margaret slept together and what Owen and Margaret did was that Margaret was more overt about it with Owen. With Nucky, however, she was more sly; she wanted him to do something about the trouble her husband was getting into, and that one day when Nucky couldn't remember who she was, she managed to get the woman from the Temperance League to protest outside of the venue where Nucky had been speaking. It was after that that Nucky came to her place and they had sex.
Margaret is a smart one, and I find her so interesting because she's doing what she can to stay relevant in 1921. There aren't many choice for her, and so some of the choices she makes may come off as selfish, but I tend to think she's forever in self-preservation mode. She was in an abusive marriage for many years, and now that she isn't, she's decided that she'll call the shots as best she can (and within the constraints of the time period).
At the opposite end of the spectrum is Jimmy. He's spiraling fast. He's got no power whatsoever, and the more he listens to Gillian, the worse things become for him. He was pretty much goaded into ordering the hit on Nucky, and all Gillian could do was shrug her shoulders. That and sleep with Charlie. She gets to play around, and Jimmy gets to do the dirty work. He needs to wake the hell up.
Also, I'm total agreement with those who were swooning over the Brooklyn set. It was absolutely teeming with life, and parts of it reminded me of watching The Godfather II
when Vito is living in Brooklyn in the early 19-teens.
Edited by fashionista79, Nov 11, 2011 @ 5:32 PM.