What kind of girl is Lucy?
She comes from a very poor background. She grew up with a single parent, her father. They didn't have the healthiest relationship, but she still has this attention for older men because of how she idolized him.
Is that what she sees in Nucky?
Her love for Nucky comes from a lot of places. He's not only an older man, he's also rich, he has charisma and he's powerful. She hit the jackpot with him.
We know she's a former Ziegfeld Follies girl. Does she miss show business?
She teases Nucky about going back to the Follies, but really what she wants more than anything is for Nucky to just love her as much as she loves him. That's all she wants. Sure, she misses dancing and singing, but she loves her life of luxury. She's constantly being catered to; it's very glamorous for her.
In this episode , we see her tell Nucky that he's smart not to have children, then she offers to have his baby moments later. Does she just want to please Nucky?
When she's with Nucky, she'll do anything to get him. If he says, "I want a baby," she'll have a baby. It's all about him. She's starting to feel him drift towards Margaret, so she's putting all of her cards on the table.
Does she feel threatened by Margaret?
She's infuriated by Margaret. She doesn't think Margaret is pretty or sexy. She feels that this woman has nothing on her. She's perplexed why the man she's in love with is even talking to this mousy, mousy girl. It's maddening to her.
We also see a darker side of Lucy in this episode 103, when she puts Margaret in her place while shopping for lingerie. Is she a manipulative person?
She's definitely manipulative. I actually think she's one of the smartest characters in the show, in her own way. She'll stop at nothing to get what she wants. But I think that manipulation stems from a place of deep longing to be acknowledged. More than anything, she just wants to be loved.