The Sopranos (1999–2007)
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The Second Coming 

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

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Christopher Moltisanti (credit only)
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Junior Soprano (credit only)
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Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri (as Steven R. Schirripa)
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Carlo Gervasi (as Arthur Nascarella)
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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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Crime | Drama

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20 May 2007 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Elliot uses the term "sociopath", which is a non-clinical term often used by laypeople but rarely, if ever, by clinicians. "Psychopath" is the correct clinical term. See more »

Quotes

Tony Soprano: I'm depressed.
Carmela Soprano: I'm telling you. Don't you start now.
Tony Soprano: What does that mean?
Carmela Soprano: It means what it means. I have enough on my plate, I don't need you adding to it with your bullshit.
Tony Soprano: Bullshit? It's an illness and it's fuckin' hereditary.
Carmela Soprano: Thank you, I know. I am intimately acquainted with the Soprano curse. Your father, your uncle, your great-grandfather who drove the donkey cart off the road in Avellino, all of it.
Tony Soprano: Oh, you think it's a joke?
Carmela Soprano: Am I laughing?
Tony Soprano: Well, then what are you sayin'?
Carmela Soprano: He didn't get ...
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References American History X (1998) See more »

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Ninna Ninna
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a.k.a. "Antoneddu" a.k.a. "U Trenu di Bastia"
Traditional Corsican/Sardinian song
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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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