It seems we've barely begun to scrape the surface of last night's episode of The Sopranos. I've been receiving multiple emails regarding the significance of every single detail in the diner scene--particularly the other patrons. The man at the counter is supposedly Nikki Leotardo, Phil's nephew who made an appearance last season (technically the first half of the season)--we can assume why he went to the bathroom, a la The Godfather. The two African Americans are apparently the same men who tried to kill Tony in the "car-jacking" in Season One (and by order of Uncle Junior). The boy scouts were all at the train store when Bobby was gunned down. The trucker in the back booth once had to identify his brother's body in some truck heist gone bad (one that involved Christopher).
What this means is that Tony gets it. The sudden blackness of the screen is how he would have experienced the hit in his own eyes (so to speak). Remember his talk with Bobby about how a hit happens? That you probably don't even know it?
And I thought I was clever for realizing Patsy Parisi's wife was played by the same woman from Saturday Night Fever and the short-lived sitcom Angie (Donna Pescow).
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