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Made In America: It's the economy

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Made In America: It's the economy Reply with quote

The one thing that is constant about the Sopranos and that makes it great is economy. Whatever has to happen, does happen. No situation is ever forced. There is no sentiment. If someone is necessary, or unimportant, he lives. If he is in the way of The Thing of Theirs...he dies.

By the final scene, you have to ask, does Tony have to die? Remember, it was already decided that Phil Leotardo had to his own "managers".

Also, the entire background story is the ascendancy of the suburban "crew" over the New York "mob". As they head towards the final episode, Tony and his family become stronger, not weaker. All that is tapestry or weak is destroyed...the yellow SUV, Chris and Bobby, med school, the mental wards. What is left is strong...the loyal Paulie, focused children, wife who has her own fortune.

To me, the buzzing around of potential hit men in the diner is a sign that nothing happens. There is no reason to 'hit' Tony and hence, it does not happen.

Nothing happens because there is nothing that has to happen, other than the Sopranos finish their dinner and go wait for the next battle...or conquest.

It's the economy.
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