Joe wrote:...her role in building the house was basically leaning on the various men in her life to get things done
And getting men to lean on other men! I hadn't thought of this, but it is a solid insight.
As Wegler pointed out... she's a user, and her ladyparts are her weapon.
I love the character in a TV show, but if she were real, she'd be just another insufferable, nagging shrew.
Without Tony's deep pockets and a willing foil to her demands, I don't think she'll go as far as she'd like on her her. She's not Angie Bonpiensero.