The Sopranos: Season 6, Episode 20

The Blue Comet (3 Jun. 2007)

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The Beginning of the End. Phil finally puts the hits on the Soprano clan and Tony puts a hit on Phil which results in mistaken identity making everyone think its safe when its not and it ... See full summary »

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The Beginning of the End. Phil finally puts the hits on the Soprano clan and Tony puts a hit on Phil which results in mistaken identity making everyone think its safe when its not and it results in a Death and Coma. After this happens Tony separates from his family to go into hiding as he sends Carmela, Janice, and the kids into hiding. Written by Shawn

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Susan Aston, who plays the hospital employee, is James Gandolfini's dialect coach for the show. See more »

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In the mental hospital, AJ is seen playing an Xbox 360 without a hard drive, and the audio indicates that he is playing the game Halo (or possibly Halo 2). These are original Xbox games, and require the hard drive to play on the Xbox 360. See more »

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Dr. Jennifer Melfi: That Departures magazine out there. Did you give any thought at all to someone else who might wanna read before you tore out the entire page?
Tony Soprano: What?
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: It's not the first time you've defaced my reading materials.
Tony Soprano: You saw that, huh? People tear shit outta your magazines all the time, they're a mess. I try to read 'em.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: I don't think I can help you.
Tony Soprano: Well, change 'em. Bring in some new shit.
Dr. Jennifer Melfi: I mean therapeutically.
Tony Soprano: What are you talkin' about? I've only missed three appointments since we had that ...
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The End - Part I
5 June 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

When Tony got arrested at the start of Season Six, Part II, Carmela asked: "Is this it?" Now, seven episodes later, the answer to that question is an undisputed yes - this is really it, the beginning of the long awaited end.

With AJ hospitalized and Meadow still upset over what happened in the previous ep, Tony is in a very uncomfortable position. On top of that, Phil decides to finally go through with calling hits on the entire Soprano clan, citing Tony's behavior regarding the Vito Spatafore situation as a good reason for killing him. The New Jersey mob responds by calling a hit on Phil, but a case of mistaken identity makes it all much worse - nothing is certain any more, and the show's trademark tension has never been higher.

Okay, so this isn't the real conclusion (there's one more episode to go), but The Blue Comet does represent a closure for at least three characters: two of them I won't mention, because that would mean giving too much away, the third is less risky to discuss - Dr. Melfi. That's right, she doesn't appear in the series finale, as Tony sees her for the last time in this show, lambasting both her and his eight years of therapy with his usual acerbic remarks. And though it is kind of sad that Melfi won't be part of the real final moments of the program, her exit couldn't be better than what David Chase has come up with for her farewell to her most disturbing patient. Much of the credit goes to Lorraine Bracco too, her careful, honest performance having been one of the highlights of this superb drama. Her departure, along with that of Michael Imperioli, another essential presence since Episode 1, is just another confirmation of what viewers have expected and at the same time feared the most: the end is near.


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