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Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Hard to believe there's only two more "Sopranos" to go.

A friend theorized that the ony way "The Sopranos" could end with a "full-circle" or "series finale" feel would be for tragedy to visit the house of Tony. In other words: Death for either Tony, Carm, Meadow or A.J. (Now, of course, we're wondering if A.J.'s suicide attempt satisfies this condition. The answer is no.) As Book pointed out, the bloodied Monopoly game piece after the Tony/Bacala brawl at the lake house could be a premonition of "blood on Tony's house."

I think Tony's little visit to Coco's restaurant was some of the most jarring violence in the series. Nephew explained that what Tony did to Coco was called a "curb stomp." YIKES. Tony finding that tooth in his trouser cuff during the sit-down with A.J.'s therapist was a classic "Sopranos" moment; you recoil one moment, laugh the next.

I thought Butchie was gonna get it in that same scene. I kind of wished he had. When he later answered Philly's door -- acting like the queen of the clique, deciding who gets to enter the cool kids' party -- I thought, "That's it. Please take this guy out some time in the last 120 minutes, Mr. Chase."

Anyway, Philly and A.J. are the only "pending" storylines. Even those alleged terrorists have fled the country. It's looking more and more like the show is merely going to end, which is too bad. I won't necessarily bemoan a no-frills finale. I'll simply bemoan the end, itself, of a show that looked like it would never jump the shark.


Anonymous gail jeanne mcgillicuddy said...

Tony's gonna get whacked. How else can they possibly really end it? (unless they want room for a sequel or movie later on). I think Phil is gonna do it. They seem to keep putting in little reminders of how bitter he still is over his dead brother that Tony Uncle Al whacked (when he asked Tony if Christopher's wife got the flowers he sent, he added "it takes a really long time to get over the loss of someone that close to you").........just my prediction.

2:26 PM, June 01, 2007  

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