My entry on the Sopranos yesterday generated some wise comment. Three readers said I am wrong about feds tipping off mobsters. Most persuasively, Mark:
And Kit got at the mythic bass-line of the show:
But in the season finale, it appeared that perhaps AJ — who we’d all pegged as an up-and-coming thug — has suddenly found himself clear of the whole mess. Rather than using violence to solve a problem, he chooses a more skillful resolution. Rather than trading on his father’s connections to buy love, he earns his own way…
If this continues, Tony has actually found a degree of salvation. By stepping up and being the father he never had, forcing AJ to awaken from his stupor, he has broken the wheel to which all the characters are chained.
Humble thanks to the writers!