she could appear on Boardwalk Empire

In all seriousness, Mags dismissing the cake as “superstition” when it indicates her poverty will continue is such an A-plus super-subtle illustration of one of her less remarked-upon conflicts, that is, the idea that she won’t prosper until she assimilates at the expense of her native culture. You see it in Nucky joking with her about the need to “sound American,” you see it in her Catholic guilt returning just as she takes up with Owen, hell, you even see it when she uses an Irish colloquialism her younger sister doesn’t recognize. It’s brief, but she seems mortified at being “caught” being Irish, as though it just undid all that pride she feels at appearing to be the sophisticated American. You could watch this show 50 times and find something new every time.