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Chase is on record as saying that Tony did not get whacked From the same piece: "There are no esoteric clues in there. No 'Da Vinci Code,"' Chase states matter-of-factly. And he feels the show concluded on a hopeful note. A.J. will "probably be a low-level movie producer. But he's not going to be a killer like his father, is he? ...


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No, he was never referred to again. I assumed that he got away and kept his head down from there on out. In an interview with Terrence Winter and David Chase it was revealed that they kept it intentionally vague (emphasis added): Perhaps the biggest legacy of ''Pine Barrens'' is what you don't see, i.e., what becomes of the Russian. It has become one ...


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Big Pussy was killed by Tony, Pauli and Silvio for being an FBI informer - however he had been a very close friend to all of them, and it is hinted in the series that they are all bothered by their involvement in their killing of a friend. Pussy's appearance in the mirror is after Tony's mother's funeral, when clearly he would be thinking about the past and ...


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From the 12/5/2012 Slate article David Chase Doesn’t Care About the Russian: “Who gives a shit about this Russian?” David Chase says. The creator of The Sopranos has never understood his audience’s fascination with Valery, the Russian mobster who disappeared in the legendary “Pine Barrens” episode. It was a one-off story that needed no closure, ...


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I'm going to answer this. Based on the following I've concluded that tony was in fact the boss in the pilot. No mention of Jackie Junior says "you may run north jersey but you don't run your uncle junior" to tony..North Jersey is the sopranos territory.if junior and tony were both caporegimes and at the same level like in the second episode this quote ...


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To me, Tony's attitude about the painting was that it was not just a reminder of Pie-O-My but also a reminder of his murder of Joey Pants after he found out that Joey had the stable burned down (among other things, most notably Joey's murder of Tracee, his role in inducing Jackie Jr. to rob the card game which led to his murder, etc.). I think Tony stared ...



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