The Sopranos: Season 6, Episode 19

The Second Coming (20 May 2007)

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Tony fails to reason with Phil as more problems increase with Anthony when his depression worsens and he attempts suicide.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Moltisanti (credit only)
Junior Soprano (credit only)
Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Dan Grimaldi ...
Carlo Gervasi (as Arthur Nascarella)


Phil turns down a compromise in asbestos disposal with Tony. A.J despairs about the world and his future, which drives him to horrible consequences as he goes over the edge. Carmela doesn't know what to do about about her son. An affront to Meadow pushes Tony to his limits, and the consequences put the New York and New Jersey families at each others' throats. Written by Emphinix

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Did You Know?


In an interview David Chase said that he regularly watched the movie "The Untouchables" (1987) with his father. Peter Bogdanovich was the interviewer and his character (Dr. Elliot Kupferberg) also says in this episode that his father was a fan of "The Untouchables" See more »


When AJ is first shown sitting on the diving board, the pool cover is only partially removed. When he drops the cinder block and jumps in, the pool cover is almost completely removed. Then when Tony jumps in after him the pool cover is back to being only partially removed. See more »


Little Carmine Lupertazzi: So, the reason I'm here you could probably guess.
Tony Soprano: What happened at Coco's restaurant.
Little Carmine Lupertazzi: This alteration you had with him. You're at the precipice, Tony, of an enormous crossroad.
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Please Mr. Postman
Composed by Robert Bateman, Brian Holland, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett,
Freddie Gorman
Performed by The Marvelettes
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Closer to the edge
4 June 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The dramatic events of Kennedy and Heidi suggested Tony Soprano would have some pretty dark thoughts and emotions to deal with in the series finale. The Second Coming increases the darkness as much as possible, containing events that will truly determine the premise of the last two episodes of the show.

Following Christopher's death, neither Tony nor Carmela know how to cope with the situation, especially after AJ's depression leads him to a suicide attempt in the pool. Moreover, Tony ruins his already strained relationship with Phil Leotardo by kicking the crap out of a guy who molested his daughter. Apparently, the full scale war between New York and New Jersey that he has tried to avoid for years looks bound to happen.

Emotionally, The Second Coming isn't nearly as strong as the previous episodes, or the following ones, but as a tone-setter for flawlessly executed drama it has few rivals, especially in the tragic scenes involving Anthony Jr. and his father's reaction to his suicidal thoughts. Plus, for those lamenting originality in the violent bits, the restaurant confrontation between Tony and the jerk who harassed Meadow is the single most revolting sequence in the show's history. If you've seen American History X, you'll have a pretty good idea of how extreme, but also incredibly powerful, that moment is.

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