[snip] [My heart melted] when she was talking to Van Alden about Yeezuz. I think they really did get married given both their religious scruples and the fact that she seems to have a soothing effect on Van Alden.
I'm not so sure the nanny is all that good. She gave me the creeps, big time.
As for Jimmy, [I think he had it] coming. As much as I hate Manny for what he did to Angela, Jimmy really did bring it upon her by screwing Manny over. I can't blame Manny for wanting Jimmy dead after Jimmy insulted him repeatedly by taking his money, not delivering the product, insulting his religion, and then, oh yeah, hiring the guy that put a slug in his shoulder in his butcher shop. Yes, Jimmy had a tough life, but I do think that once he realized that he was alone and surrounded by hostile people (all his gangster friends has deserted him and no longer respected him) he decided to put his affairs in order by taking care of his son and best friend before going out to meet Nucky. Maybe deep down he hoped Nucky would forgive him, but what matters was that he was prepared, he made his decision. And I thought this was mirrored in the conclusion Nucky came to about killing Jimmy and sparing Eli.
As for Margaret I guess she just wants to let Nucky know that she is a force to be recokoned with. Even though Nucky is providing for her son and sick daughter she still has to face herself in the mirror. I think what Randolph told her about how everything her children enjoyed being based on a murderous lie really did strike a chord with her even if there was no way she would sacrifice her children's future to clear her conscience. So I think we'll she her act out like this in the future as her own little way of exercising control over her life.
Edited by TWoP Howard, Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:31 PM.
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