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The Blue Comet 

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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Junior Soprano (credit only)
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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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This is the first of two consecutive shows in which Rick Aiello plays fellow mobster Ray-Ray D'Abaldo. Aiello's brother, the late Danny Aiello III worked as a stuntman in one earlier "Sopranos" episode. Both are the sons of veteran actor Danny Aiello. See more »

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Before Agent Harris reveals to Tony about the Phil Leotardo's plan to murder him or those close to him, we can see [his] (Tony's) Escalade in the background. When then camera switches for first time to Agent Harris and then back to Tony, we can see that the white Escalade is gone, specifically, it's 'replaced' with the red Jeep Wrangler. See more »

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Phil Leotardo: Historically, Carmine always said the Sopranos are nothing more than a glorified crew. Plain and simple. We decapitate and we do business with whatever's left.
[to Albie]
Phil Leotardo: What?
Albie Cianflone: Nothin'. I agree in spirit but I gotta counsel.
Phil Leotardo: This thing shoulda been done during John's era.
Butch DeConcini: They got redundant upper management, bleeds off half the kick. We take 'em out, absorb the whole fuckin' thing.
Albie Cianflone: Take out an entire fuckin' family?
Phil Leotardo: Let me tell ya a couple of three things: Forget Coco, forget Fat Dom who goes ...
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References Making 'Cleaver' (2007) See more »

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We Belong Together
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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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