Originally Posted by DonDadda59
Yeah the flashbacks in regard to Nucky/Gillian/the Commodore weren't new revelations or plot twists so much as they fleshed out the entire back story. We already knew vaguely that Nucky was somehow responsible for Gillian meeting the Commodore (and subsequently being raped by him and impregnated with Jimmy), but it could've been an innocent introduction and it was possible Nucky didn't know about the Commodore's pedophile inclinations. From the flashbacks, we saw that it was a conscious decision Nucky made in return for his silver reward, knowing full well that the Commodore was a sick child predator. He literally sold the poor girl into sexual slavery.
I could've sworn that Jimmy once snapped at Nucky or something and basically accused Nucky of basically bringing little girls to the Commodore, including his mom, and Nucky had no response, leading us to believe that Nucky always knew what was going on.
Honestly, I feel like the most revealing thing to me about the flashbacks was how much he actually cared about that stuff. I was always under the impression that Nucky never really gave a sh*t that he did that to Gillian. It also makes it a little odd and maybe even worse that he killed Jimmy. I never got the impression until the finale when Nucky almost broke down to Gillian that he ever took any responsibility for any of the ****ed up things he did to the Darmody family.