@hanfangrahamk - I KNOW. I’d read spoilers so I knew about the plot twist with Jimmy and his mom and what happened in the season two finale, yet somehow watching it I was still totally blindsided. I don’t even know how that’s possible. Definitely a haunting show.
Seeing as Maragaret is now a multi-millionaire with a Kennedy in her pocket and a concern for women’s issues, my headcanon is that she finds the trust fund in Gillian’s name, and pulls some strings to get her out.
One thing I really loved about Nucky’s death coming from the Darmodys was that, as much as I loved the idea of him getting killed by Team NY at first, if he got killed by a mob hit, that would have legitimized him as a gangster, which he never truly was.
But instead he was killed by someone from his personal past, for a personal sin and not his dabbling with organized crime.
And through this the narrative emphasizes that Nucky’s first sin, what he did to Gillian, was his worst sin and the one he truly deserves punishment for. His only punishment for his organized crime work was being left behind in a game he was never fully committed to playing.