And if there is anyone who suffers above all from divine retribution is Jimmy Darmody. In the previous episode we gasped as his wife, Angela, was murdered by Manny Horvitz in an act of cold revenge. Now we get valuable insight into their relationship, through flashbacks that dominate a great part of the episode – a proper move, but a nice one too, for she was a lovely character that we were just now starting to understand. So Jimmy lost his wife, and with a fresh dose of heroine at hand, he lets himself go in an anonymous hotel room, dwelling in past memories.
As writer Howard Korder points out, neither of them where forced to do anything, it was something that had been cooking for years; she had him at age 13, and formed the closest bond she has ever had with anyone, one she started to twist from the moment he was born.